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To be a successful gambler you have to have a complete disregard for money. Doyle Brunson
One more time. Come on, man. 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
I don’t need to mark cards to beat you, pal. ibid. McQueen
There’s always a Kid, isn’t there? ibid. Lancey Howard
Lancey, you have been the man for a long time. ibid. Shooter
Remember what you said about cheating yourself? ibid. Melba
No limit. No string bets. ibid. Shooter
You know, kid. You’re the best stud poker player I’ve seen in thirty-five years of action. ibid. Lancey
Women are a universal problem in our business. ibid. Lancey
Just the two of us, kid. ibid.
Gets down to what it’s all about, doesn’t it? Making the wrong move at the right time. Like life, I guess. ibid.
You’re trying too hard, man. You just ain’t ready for me yet. ibid. kid
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. The Last Days of Lehman Brothers, Paulson, BBC 2009
No chess, Mr Spock. Poker. Do you know the game? Star Trek s1e10: The Coromite Maneuver
Too rich for my blood. Star Trek: The Next Generation s5e18: Cause and Effect, Data playing poker
Five card stud. Nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit. Star Trek: The Next Generation s7e26: All Good Things II, Picard
It was his poker winnings that helped finance Nixon’s first political campaign. The American Experience: The Presidents: Nixon I: The Quest, PBS 1990
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Stephen Wright
Poker should not be played in a house with women. Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, Mitch
His poker night you call it. This party of apes. ibid. Blanche
When men are drinking and playing poker anything can happen. It’s always a powder-keg. ibid. Stella
Behind closed doors there are underground poker games going on all over the world. Underground Poker, Esfandiari, Discovery 2015
The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play. Chris Moneymaker
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
Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don’t have to do push-ups. Penn Jillette
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
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 similarly aware ... His own best action is an integral part of the calculation. Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind
You’re under arrest for running an illegal gambling operation, do you understand? 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
Poker Princess Molly Bloom Arraigned Today. ibid. news headline
Poker was my Trojan horse into the highest level of finance, technology, politics, entertainment, art – all I had to do was listen. ibid. Molly
I felt like I was in a hole so deep I could go fracking. ibid.
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
‘The level keeps getting tougher. I’m ten times better than three years ago.’ ibid. Alex
‘Now every time I play him [Rui], I’ll tell him he’s being filmed.’ ibid. Sebastien
‘Alex won a million dollars in a month.’ ibid.
‘I’d say Alex remains the best player in the world.’ ibid.
‘The Razz tournament is for me. I can feel it! ibid. WSOP #18 $10,000 Razz Tournament
‘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
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
‘Poker is worldwide. Poker is on the internet.’ ibid. player
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.
At the 2010 World Open, Poker realised Trickett was the real deal. ibid.
Poker is a blood sport … Doyle [Brunson] 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
Thomas Austin Preston, alias Amarillo Slim – one of Doyle’s fellow Rounders and a living poker legend himself. ibid.
He started playing poker to pay the bills. ibid.
The Mississippi River became a poker playing mecca around the 1820s. ibid.
Professionals have been playing poker in the West since the 1850s. ibid.
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, caption, 2013
‘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
In 1998 Planet Poker launched the world’s first real money online poker site. ibid. caption