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20,471.  One more time.  Come on, man.  (GBH Films & Poker & Gambling)  The Cincinnati Kid 1965 starring Edward G Robinson & Steve McQueen & Ann Margret & Tuesday Weld & Rip Torn & Karl Malden & Joan Blondell & Midge Ware & Jack Weston et al, director Norman Jewison, kid to McQueen

 

20,472.  I don’t need to mark cards to beat you, pal.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  McQueen

 

20,473.  There’s always a Kid, isn’t there?  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  Lancey Howard

 

20,474.  Lancey, you have been the man for a long time.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  Shooter

 

20,475.  Remember what you said about cheating yourself?  (GBH Films & Cheat & Poker)  ibid.  Melba

 

20,476.  No limit.  No string bets.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  Shooter

 

20,477.  You know, kid.  You’re the best stud poker player I’ve seen in thirty-five years of action.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  Lancey

 

20,478.  Women are a universal problem in our business.  (GBH Films & Poker & Women)  ibid.  Lancey

 

20,479.  Just the two of us, kid.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.

 

20,480.  Gets down to what it’s all about, doesn’t it?  Making the wrong move at the right time.  Like life, I guess.  (GBH Films & Poker & Life’s Like That)  ibid.

 

20,481.  You’re trying too hard, man.  You just ain’t ready for me yet.  (GBH Films & Poker & Gambling)  ibid.  kid

 

 

124,213.  You were holding a pair of 8s, dick.  And you bet the farm on the river card.  The time came when you should have folded and you didn’t.  Something in you told you to take the leap.  You were remarkable.  The blindness was exquisite.  (Banksters & Finance & Wall Street & Poker)  The Last Days of Lehman Brothers, BBC 2009, Paulson 

 

 

23,992.  No chess, Mr Spock.  Poker.  Do you know the game?  (Star Trek & Poker)  Star Trek: The Coromite Maneuver s1e10

 

 

24,430.  Too rich for my blood.  (Star Trek & Poker)  Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect s5e18, Data playing poker

 

 

24,529.  Five card stud.  Nothing wild.  And the sky’s the limit.  (Star Trek & Poker)  Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things II s7e26, Picard 

 

 

29,767.  It was his poker winnings that helped finance Nixon’s first political campaign.  (Nixon & Poker)  The American Experience: The Presidents: Nixon I: The Quest, PBS

 

 

66,199.  Last night I stayed up late playing poker with tarot cards.  I got a full house and four people died.  (Cards & Poker)  Stephen Wright

 

 

85,376.  Poker should not be played in a house with women.  Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, Mitch

 

85,377.  His poker night you call it.  This party of apes.  ibid.  Blanche Dubois

 

 

85,378.  Behind closed doors there are underground poker games going on all over the world.  Underground Poker, Discovery 2015, Esfandiari 

 

 

85,379.  The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play.  Chris Moneymaker

 

 

85,380.  If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.  Paul Newman, attributions & variations

 

 

85,381.  Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don’t have to do push-ups.  Penn Jillette

 

 

85,382.  Poker may be a branch of psychological warfare, an art form or indeed a way of life – but it is also merely a game, in which money is simply the means of keeping score.  Anthony Holden  

 

 

85,383.  To be a successful gambler you have to have a complete disregard for money.  (Poker & Gamble)  Doyle Brunson  

 

 

98,557.  Mitch:  Poker shouldn’t be played in a house with women.  Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire  

 

98,558.  Stella:  When men are drinking and playing poker anything can happen.  It’s always a powder-keg.  ibid.    

 

 

98,678.  In contrast to the linear chain of reasoning for sequential games, a game with simultaneous moves involves a logical circle.  Although players act at the same time, in ignorance of other players’ current actions, each is forced to think about the fact that there are other players who in turn are simularly aware ... His own best action is an integral part of the calculation.  (Games & Poker)  Sylvia Nasar

 

 

118,350.  You’re under arrest for running an illegal gamling operation, do you understand?  (GBH Films & Poker)  Molly’s Game 2017 starring Jessica Chastain & Samantha Isler & Piper Howell & Idris Elba & Kevin Costner & Michael Cera & Brain d’Arcy James & Chris O’Down & J C Mackenzie & Bill Camp & Graham Greene & Jeremy Strong et al, director Aaron Sorkin, Molly nabbed

 

118,351.  Poker Princess Molly Bloom Arraigned Today.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  News headline

 

118,352.  Poker was my trojan horse into the highest level of finance, technology, politics, entertainment, art – all I had to do was listen.  (GBH Films & Poker)  ibid.  Molly

 

118,353.  I felt like I was in a hole so deep I could go fracking.  (GBH Films & Poker & Hole & Fracking)  ibid.

 

 

123,323.  At the age of 27, Sebastien ‘Seb86’ Sabic and Alex ‘Alexonmoon’ Luneau have been played online ‘nosebleed’ games since 2009.  They have already won several million dollars in cash game poker … In 2014 they have one dream left to fulfil in poker: to win a bracelet at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.  Nosebleed, 2014

 

123,324.  ‘The level keeps getting tougher.  I’m ten times better than three years ago.’  ibid.  Alex

 

123,325.  ‘Now every time I play him [Rui], I’ll tell him he’s being filmed.’  ibid.  Sebastien

 

123,326.  ‘Alex won a million dollars in a month.’  ibid.

 

123,327.  ‘I’d say Alex remains the best player in the world.’  ibid.

 

123,328.  ‘The Razz tournament is for me.  I can feel it!  ibid.  WSOP #18 $10,000 Razz Tournament

 

123,329.  ‘It’s the most beautiful tournament to play, the most exciting in the WSOP, and of the whole year.  It’s not often you can play $50,000 buy-in tournaments.  Moreover, mixed games are what I’m the best at.’  ibid.  Alex

 

 

123,330.  Las Vegas 2012: This is a poker game like no other.  Entry fee: $1,000,000.  To see it will be to believe it.  48 players have paid to enter, among them a former plumber turned British poker sensation.  Sam Trickett’s incredible gift has already earned him millions.  But there has been a price to pay.  Now Sam’s taking the gamble of his life in pursuit of Poker greatness.  High Stakes: The Story of Sam Trickett, 2013

 

123,331.  ‘Poker is worldwide.  Poker is on the internet.’  ibid.  player  

 

123,332.  The industry’s unbelievable growth has transformed public perception of the game.  In 2011 the global online poker industry was worth an estimated thirty billion dollars a year.  ibid.

 

123,333.  At the 2010 World Open, Poker realised Trickett was the real deal.  ibid.

 

 

123,334.  Doyle [Brunsen] was one of the legendary Texas Rounders – the road gamblers who went around the Lone Star State in the 50s and 60s playing one game after another.  They created modern poker.  History of Poker, Youtube 2016, History channel  

 

123,335.  Thomas Austin Preston, alias Amarillo Slim – one of Doyle’s fellow Rounders and a living poker legend himself.  ibid.   

 

123,336.  He started playing poker to pay the bills.  ibid.

 

123,337.  The Mississippi River became a poker playing mecca around the 1820s.  ibid.

 

123,338.  Professionals have been playing poker in the West since the 1850s.  ibid.

 

 

123,339.  15 April 2011 Black Friday: On Black Friday the US Department of Justice shut down online poker in America and froze $500 million in player funds.  Bet Raise Fold, 2013, caption

 

123,340.  ‘When I found out sitting around on a computer playing cards for a living was something you could actually do, I was like that’s it, that’s what I’m gonna do with my life.’  ibid.  player

 

123,341.  In 1998 Planet Poker launched the world’s first real money online poker site.  ibid.  caption

 

123,342.  Party Poker.com: In 2005 Party Poker went public on the London Stock Exchange with an $8.5 billion IPO.  They were worth more than British Airways.  ibid. 

 

123,343.  In 2010 the WPT began a nationwide talent search for a brand new segment called ‘The Raw Deal’.  It would be the first format change in eight seasons.  ibid.

 

123,344.  Full Tilt Poker was founded in 2004 by an elite group of poker celebrities.  ibid.  

 

123,345.  In 2009 PokerStars set a world record with 307,000 players playing online simultaneously.  By 2011 they dominated the industry with a 42% market share.  ibid. 

 

123,346.  Full Tilt Poker: ‘That money’s gone.’  ibid.  creditor

 

123,347.  Between 2007 and 2011, Full Tilt Poker paid its owners $443,860,530.  The $390 million owed to players was never returned to the company.  ibid.  caption

 

123,348.  PokerStars relaunched Full Tilt Poker in November 2012 and returned $150 million to international players.  The US Department of Justice assumed responsibility for the return of the US player funds.  As of June 2013 no money has been returned.  ibid.

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