Most Inspiring Quotes From Top Poker Players
Poker is one of the most popular casino table games in the world. In the last few years, as modern technology developed, many already famous gambling games became even more popular.
In the 21st century, there are many games that attract gamblers’ attention. One of the most popular ones is Poker and Blackjack. We all know that the game of blackjack has started becoming very popular since it arrived in the Americas. Though many different versions of it were developed, the original still stays to be among the most popular, just like poker.
Quotes from popular gamblers
Because of its high level of adoration, there are many poker players around the world who gained popularity for their gambling skills. One of them is Tom McEvoy, best known for his win at the 1983 World Series of Poker Main Event.
As he once said: “There is more to Poker than life”. With this, he underlined the mindset of many gamblers. McEvoy very easily summed up the dedication and obsession of many poker gamers. While some people might think that it is not healthy to dedicate your whole life to something like poker, it needs to be noted that if one wants to master a craft, it will take some time.
1972 World Series of Poker winner, Amarillo Slim, who is also included in the Poker Hall of Fame said that “You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once”. By this, he explained that it is simply not enough to beat a man out of his money, the thing to do is to find a way to make him come back more. Preston sadly passed away at the age of 83, of colon cancer, in 2012.
“Poker is a lot like sex. Everyone thinks they are the best, but most don’t have a clue what they are doing,” - Dutch Boyd, Professional American Poker player once said. What Boyd meant by this is that there are hundreds of players who are being a little delusional and think that they are the best at gambling. Unable to evaluate their skills and abilities, many lose their fortune. While gambling, it is common to only focus on the winnings, even if they are much less than losing.
Stu Ungar, American professional poker player, who is widely regarded as the best Texas hold 'em player of all time, once said: “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser”. These few words are more than enough to understand who Stu Ungar really was. A remarkable player, who once also said, “fold and live to fold again,” loathed losing and would never take it well. During his gambling career, he managed to win the World Series of Poker Main Event three times.
Doyle Brunson, a two-time World Series of Poker Main Event winner, said that “a man with money is no match against a man on a mission.” Professional poker players with more than 50 years of experience underlined this that it is not the money that makes you win, but the attitude and devotion you have towards the game.
Poker continues to dominate the gambling world, and just like Sammy Farha suggested, one should “just play every hand, you can’t miss them all.”