There are hundreds of good quotes about poker, but only a small handful that are worth memorising. These 5 I have picked not only say something about the game of poker, some of them also capture the sort of people who love to play poker, only in a light-hearted way. Let’s start with the World Series of Poker winner Chris Moneymaker…
What Chris is getting at is how everyone thinks they are good at poker. From someone who plays now-and-again to semi-professional players. There is a big difference to someone playing poker and someone knowing how to play poker.
Poker is all about control and being able to rein in your ego and to gain the bigger win is what separates the good players from the really good players. Also, this quote could be seen as a point of being able to walk away from a loss.
While having a good hand is all well and good, reading your opponents is what will help you win a lot more. You won’t have a good hand most the time, but a good understanding of the people players is always better than a good hand.
The better you are at poker the more people will study you and the more people start to understand what your style is. A true poker professional will not just stick to one style but will have a seemingly infinite amount of them to keep their opponents guessing and their game on top form.
People put a lot of poker wins down to luck, but professional poker players will often tell you that you need to make your own luck. By playing smarter, more strategic you will appear to be luckier when really it is all down to reading the other players. When it comes to poker true luck is something that won’t come around very often.
What are your favurite poker quotes? Do let me know in the comments below!