Lou Krieger Quotes

I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet. Lou Krieger

Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just. Lou Krieger

Most of the money you’ll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play, but from the ineptitude of your opponents. Lou Krieger

In poker, good players win and poor players lose. Lou Krieger

A gambler plays even when the odds are immutable and against him. Lou Krieger

In poker, as in business, the secret is in knowing how to manage risk and capitalize on opportunity. Lou Krieger

Only losers and amateurs blame the cards. After all, cards don’t care; they don’t take sides, and they have no memory. They are blind justice holding her scales, and in the long run they’ll tip evenly for the novice and the skilled alike. Lou Krieger

There’s opportunity in poker…. If Horace Greeley were alive today, his advice wouldn’t be ‘Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.’ Instead, he’d point to that deck of cards on table and say, ‘Shuffle up and deal’. Lou Krieger