Amarillo Slim Quotes

Who is Amarillo Slim?

Thomas Austin Preston Jr., aka Amarillo Slim was an American gambler and poker player.

Born December 31, 1928
Died April 29, 2012

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Best 15 Quotes by Amarillo Slim

“I don't play any two suited cards. I play any two non-suited cards. That way I am drawing at two different flushes.”

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“I have played poker with presidents — Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon — and George Bush Sr. considers me a friend. And while I have never taken a drug in my life, I have rubbed elbows, for better or worse, with Texas drug king Jimmy Chagra and Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar who almost killed me. And the mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, has a picture of me in city hall. Me — a gambler!”

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“If there is anything worth arguing about, I will either bet on it or shut up.”

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“If you are going to bluff, make it a big one.”

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“Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker.”

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“My favorite chip trick is to make everyone's chip stack disappear.”

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“No river, no fish.”

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“Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn’t play poker.”

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“Poker is a wonderful card game, the money is just a convenient way of keeping score.”

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“You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once.”

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Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People Quotes

“I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a Champion and make a sucker of of him.”

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“It never hurts for potential opponents to think you're more than a little stupid and can hardly count all the money in your hip pocket, much less hold on to it.”

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Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People

“The over-under, is just another example of how the bookmakers are always looking for more options to give the guesser an opportunity.”

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“I don't believe in hunches. Hunches are for dogs making love.”

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“Sometimes the lambs slaughter the butcher.”

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“Poker is war. People pretend it is a game.”


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