We’re into the first week of 2021 and looking for much needed inspiration after such a bleak and tough year for the whole world. A few words from your poker heroes can be just the right motivation for you to take up 2021 in stride and work towards your goals. Let’s start off with a famous quote from Mike Sexton, who passed away tragically in 2020.
Mike Sexton throughout his career gave some brilliant advice and insight about poker but this one is one of his most famous ones. Make sure you work towards being the fisherman and not the fish in the next 12 months!
Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game
James Altucker’s words about poker is perfect for someone who really wants to step up their game and give poker a real shot in 2021. It’s a perfect time for new players to work harder and increase their skill ceiling by grinding and studying everyday!
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Just play every hand, you can’t miss them all
Chris Moneymaker and his famous World Series Of Poker run in 2003. This line was actually spoken by his final heads-up opponent, Sammy Farha. Chris Moneymaker hit some ridiculous outs that night! If your VPIP is lower than a lizard’s six-pack, then you might want to switch it up in 2021.
In the long run there’s no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know
Rick Bennett’s sums up playing poker perfectly quote, doesn’t he? If you’re a poker player of any level, then perseverance is vital to your chances of victory in the future. If you get off to a rough start, then focus on the fact that improvement is inevitable.
There is more to poker than life
Poker can capture all your hopes and dreams if you dedicate your life to it. This famous quote was made by WSOP 1983 winner, Tom McEnvoy. It’s also a reference to the famous football quote from Liverpool manager Bill Shankly about the beautiful game of poker being more important than life or death.
Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser
There’s nobody like the three-time WSOP Champion, Stu Unger! The Kid encapsulates the ambition and dreams of every poker player in this quote. Let’s face it, if winning doesn’t mean that much to you, and losing isn’t that painful, perhaps poker isn’t for you.
The wit and wisdom of Amarillo Slim is laid bare in this quote which knowingly points at how difficult poker really is. If that applies to you, then make 2021 the year that you’re honest about things when they’re going wrong or right.
From self-improvement to advance poker strategy, training to tilt avoidance, make 2021 the year your poker goals move forward and you’re as honest with yourself as you are dishonest about your hole cards at the table.
Take inspiration from these brilliant words from some of the most influential players and gurus from poker history. For more information about poker tournaments in India or poker news, keep reading PokerShots!