Focusing on EV [Expected Value] is the single most important difference between an advantage gambler and a recreational gambler; and is even more important than experience or mastery of specific poker skills.” –Collin Moshman & Douglas Zare The Math of Holdem

The staffer handed me a laminated card with 238 on it. Minutes later I was in action for the first time in months, and I wasn’t even excited about it. I didn’t have time for that. I had a movie to catch up on. That’s what it feels like now, every time I join a game in progress. It’s like coming in halfway through a movie. I’m desperate to figure out who these characters are, and what I missed. Who is winning? Who is losing? As the movie plays on, I watch every scene, and I send out my tilt feelers, because the main thing I need to know is: Who is content? Who is agitated? By constantly updating that information, I can make better reads, better bluffs, better calls.” – Tommy Angelo

I had pot odds, is also often heard at the poker table when a donk makes a bad call. Most of them wouldn’t know pot odds from a tuna fish sandwich.” —Dave “Memphis Mojo” Smith

In poker there are good bets and bad bets – the game is simply a way of determining who can tell the difference.” –Tom “TIME” Leonard

Screw defending your blinds, looking to play more hands OOP is not a good way to improve your win rate. Stealing more, on the other hand, is where it’s at.” — from TwoPlusTwo poker forum.