A former champion tennis player, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, just announced
he has given up tennis to become a professional poker player.
In the interview, the Olympic gold medalist said, "You need guts in poker, as in tennis. And if you don't believe in your ability, you don't win."
So true. An Australian poker champ I hadn't heard of before, Leo "The Mechanic" Boxell, agrees but thinks the game most like poker is cricket. Cricket? In what way other than a game can go on for days?
I was recently reminded of that silly tool, Googlism
, and I thought this was a good opportunity to see what else poker is like on the Internet. These are my favorites. I made a rule that they had to be presented in the order that they appeared on the site. It's sort of like a found poem. Enjoy.
Poker is our horse
poker is the cutting
poker is lotteries
poker is like church
poker is win big money
poker is an all
poker is fun when you're in pain
poker is a game of people
poker is not war
poker is a pimp
poker is available in neighboring mississippi
poker is one of the most popular casino games for one solid reason
poker is a simple game infinite in its complexities
poker is merciless
poker is life
poker is the name of the game
poker is the devil
poker is forever
poker is easy
poker is a hand with something like 9 of hearts
poker is the internet full of it
poker is designed and played
poker is the payout table
poker is a registered legal business located in san josé the capital city of costa rica
poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy
poker is a language all its own