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Poker and Philosophy: Alexis Carrel

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. – Alexis Carrel Unless you’re intimately familiar with early 20th century history, it’s unlikely that you know the name Alexis Carrel. He was a Nobel-Prize winning surgeon and biologist from France who...

Poker and Philosophy: Charlie Parker

“You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” — Charlie Parker Charles “Bird” Parker, along with Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and a very few others, was responsible for...

Calling a Spade Fun

When it comes to suited card games, hearts seems to be the one that players fall in love with first. If schoolboy crushes are any indication, those early loves rarely last. Love at first sight might seem intense and ready to stand the test of time, though only to the...

Playing Hearts

Hearts aren’t just for breaking. You can also wear them on your sleeve or find the chocolate version at Valentine’s Day. Do you realize candy can be half price or less after the holiday passes you by? If only your wife were fiscally prudent or interested in stretching the family...

Poker and Philosophy: John D. Rockefeller

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. — John D. Rockefeller America as we know it would not be the same if John D. Rockefeller had never been born....

Poker and Philosophy: Werner Heisenberg

“We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” – Werner Heisenberg Nobel laureate and theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg helped create the field of quantum mechanics with the publication of his uncertainty principle, and that was just the beginning....

Poker and Philosophy: Andrew Carnegie

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” — Andrew Carnegie A Scottish-American businessman and industrialist who revolutionized the American steel industry in the late 19th century, Andrew Carnegie managed to balance his business interests with his philanthropic efforts. His...

Poker and Philosophy: Carl Sagan

“The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.” — Carl Sagan It’s hard to think of a...

Poker and Philosophy: Napoleon

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.” — Napoleon Bonaparte There are plenty of jokes one can make about Napoleon, mostly related to his height, that silly pose he made with one hand in the most famous painting of the man and his role in the Bill and Ted films....

Poker and Philosophy: Pascal

“Without amusement there is no joy; with amusement there is no sadness.” — Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal was what we’d now term a polymath, a man whose interests were wide-ranging and yet each was approached with a laser-like focus. Over the course of his life, the Frenchman was (sometimes simultaneously)...

Poker and Philosophy: John F. Kennedy

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger — but recognize the opportunity.” — John F. Kennedy If you make a list of the greatest American presidents, John F....

Poker and Philosophy: Albertanus

The angry man always thinks he can do more than he can. Albertanus of Brescia Very little is known about the 13th century Italian author Albertano de Bescia. The man had three sons and was a notary and professional legal counselor, but it seems that the majority of his time...

Poker and Philosophy: Chuck Norris

“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth” — Chuck Norris Yes, it’s easy to make jokes about the internet’s favorite tough guy nowadays, but a brief look at the history of Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris can teach a poker player a lot more than...

Poker and Philosophy: George Bernard Shaw

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. — George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw was a co-founder of the London School of Economics and worked hard to address social problems in his work...

Poker and Philosophy: Bill Gates

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” — Bill Gates Usually with these columns, I start with a brief introduction of the person whose quote we’re using and how we’re going to relate their experiences to the game. If you can read on...