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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: How Does That Quote Go Again?

10-08-2016 41642 responses Top results

Poker is game full of famous, colorful quotes, many of which aren't just memorable but contain genuine strategic insight.

Today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" highlights a few examples of often-shared, pithy poker wisdom. For the quiz we'll make it a "partial information game," providing most of the quotes and asking you to fill in the blanks with the missing words.

Even if you aren't familiar with a particular quote, do as you would the poker table and read what's available to you carefully, and you'll likely be able to come up with the best possible choice.

Get six out of the eight right to earn a passing grade, and if you miss any you'll get an explanation of the correct response.

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Question 1

“[In poker,] people think mastering the skill part is hard, but they’re wrong. The trick to poker is mastering the __________.” ~Jesse May

Question 2

“Whether he likes it or not, a man’s __________ is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame.” ~Anthony Holden

Question 3

“Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is __________. In limit, you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you.” ~Crandall Addington

Question 4

“If you are not a winning player, your __________ will never be large enough.” ~Lou Krieger

Question 5

“The very best players I know are extremely __________ players... and that’s what makes them the great players they are.... I firmly believe that’s what accounts for the difference between a very good player and a truly top player. It’s the dividing line.” ~Doyle Brunson

Question 6

“The friendlier a bettor is, the more apt he is to be __________.” ~Mike Caro

Question 7

“Whether you are playing poker for fun or for a living, once a week or every day, you have to understand that the object of the game is to __________.” ~David Sklansky

Question 8

“Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of __________ that have made our country so great.” ~Walter Matthau

What do you think?