Poker One Liners

Hold em is to stud what chess is to checkers.”
Johnny Moss

“The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.”
Big Julie

“Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.” Steven Wright

“Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.”
Charles Lamb, “Essays of Elia” (1832)

“You call…gonna be all over, baby.”
Scotty Nguyen, during the 1998 World Series of Poker. Down to the final 2 players, he said this to his opponent while he held the best possible hand.

“Mr. Moss, I have to let you go.”
Nick “the Greek” Dandalos (after playing heads-up No Limit poker for 5 months at Binion’s Horseshoe with the famous Johnny Moss. Legend has it that “The Greek” lost between two and three million dollars from their marathon game. This is equivalent to losing $50 million in today’s dollars. The forerunner to the WSOP.)

“Aces are larger than life and greater than mountains.”
Mike Caro

“The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at the poker table all the time.” General David Shoup

“I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.”
Jonathan Swift, “Thoughts on Various Subjects” (1728)

“How long does it take to learn poker, Dad?” “All your life, son.”
David Spanier, “Total Poker” (1977)
“It’s not enough to succeed. Others must fail.”
Gore Vidal

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