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Al Alvarez
August 5, 1929 -
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table.


When you make a bet, you're saying something.


But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your money at any point so you can't make any mistakes so you have to, it's all about where you're sitting at the table.


I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for.


I hate writing.

    Topics: Short

Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it's a kind of risky trade.


I absolutely don't believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck.


I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade.


Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling.


I'm good at reading people.


The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all.


I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients.


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