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January 5th, 2014
If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. - Chinese Proverb.
January 4th, 2014
I guess in the last six months or so, my attitude and outlook on life has changed a lot. I had gotten to where I was a pretty negative person for a while, and, basically, I just knew I had to start looking at things differently. I realized I was really blessed as a human being, and I’m grateful for all of it. - Jordan 'Scarface 79' Smith
January 3rd, 2014
There's opportunity in poker.... If Horace Greeley were alive today, his advice wouldn't be "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country." Instead, he'd point to that deck of cards on table and say, "Shuffle up and deal. - Lou Krieger
January 2nd, 2014
I've often thought, if I got really hungry for a good milk shake, how much would I pay for one? People will pay a hundred dollars for a bottle of wine; to me that's not worth it. But I'm not going to say it is foolish or wrong to spend that kind of money, if that's what you want. So if a guy wants to bet twenty or thirty thousand dollars in a poker game, that is his privilege. - Jack Binion
January 1st, 2014
Industry executives and analysts often mistakenly talk about strategy as if it were some kind of chess match. But in chess, you have just two opponents, each with identical resources, and with luck playing a minimal role. The real world is much more like a poker game, with multiple players trying to make the best of whatever hand fortune has dealt them. In our industry, Bill Gates owns the table until someone proves otherwise. - David Moschella
December 31st, 2013
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e., everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time. - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, 1991
December 30th, 2013
Poker is to cards and games what jazz is to music. It's this great American thing, born and bred here. We dig it because everybody can play. - Steve Lipscomb
December 29th, 2013
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead. - Jackie Robinson
December 28th, 2013
I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and - when played well, nourishes the wallet. - Lou Krieger
December 27th, 2013
Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where life and thought are recognized as intimately combined, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where - at least in the short run - the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens. - John Luckacs
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