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“Well, it gives me a bit of table presence that others don’t have. And it helps, because wearing a coat and tie reminds me to stay disciplined.”
– Crandall Addigton, on his wearing a Stetson at the poker table.
“Well, I could have won. We played back and forth for a long time and finlly a hand came up where, if I had won this hand, I would have broke Johnny. I had a big lead on him in chips anyway. I flopped three sevens and he slow played two aces. He checked the flop and the turn and, even there was an ace on the river, I was convinced I had him. That was a hand I’ll never forget. Then we played and played and finally I tried to win with a pair, but he had turned a set of threes on me and that was the end of the game.”
– Crandall Addington, on finishing second to Johnny Moss at the 1974 World Series of Poker main event.
“He returned to Dallas (in 1945) to find one nice surprise…most of his cronies had added a new game to their repertoire – hold’em. The high action game had spread quickly across the south. Johnny never let on that hold’em was one of the first games he ever learnt. He simply asked them how it was played and had a picnic as people across the south tried to teach him.”
– Don Jenkins, from his book on Johnny Moss.
“Ill be damned – this is funny.”
– Believed to be the last words of Doc Holliday, legendary Faro and poker player, who died in 1887 of ill health. Seems he was surprised his death was not the result of bullets. (From the outstanding book, Ghosts at the Table by Des Wilson.)
A Gambler’s Word
“They are not brace enough to take the name, but they are always ready for part of the game. A gambler’s word is as good as his bond, and that is more than I can say of many businessmen who stand very high in the community. I would rather take a true gambler’s word than the bond of many businessmen who are today counted worth thousands. The gambler will pay when he has money, which many good church members will to.”
– George Devol, legendary riverboat gambler who had a knack for chesting cheaters, from his autobiography.
“To be a Road Gambler you had to do four things:
1) Find the game
2) Beat the game
3) Not get arrested
4) Not get robbed”
– Amarillo Slim Preston
“Oh Grace, don’t you know, the Queens always beat the Straights in this house.”
– Will, from the show Will & Grace following a ‘Home Game’
“Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.”
— Bruce Dern
(Note: We thank Des Wilson and his wonderful book Ghosts at the Table for the source of some of these quotes. Highly recommended book.)
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