Michael Godard, The #1 Selling Artist in the World! Michael Godard martini art features olives, grapes and other frisky characters busily expressing Godard's slightly off-kilter point of view. With plenty of talent to challenge the 'serious' artists, Michael Godard took his own path instead, and chose to 'learn all the rules, and then break them'. You might see them used in chat at poker sites though, or in poker forums and you can even hear them at the live tables. It can, therefore, be useful to know at least a few them. On this page we have listed a large selection of the most popular and commonly used nicknames for hands in poker. I honestly didn't know 5 people playing poker was illegal. If they put even 1/100th of the effort into shutting down the beggars/fake homeless clowns that they did for a poker game, maybe BR wouldn't be as shitty as it is.
Only Michael Jordan can fully understand how he transformed himself into the player he is, but we can understand a little by observing, listening and reading about him. When searching the web for information on Michael, I thought I might be able to apply some of the traits he used in basketball to my poker game. I have listed a handful below. Maybe you will find them as useful as I do..
'I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.'
'I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.'
'I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.'
'If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.'
'My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.'
'Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.'
'You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.'
'I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.. I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.'
'If it turns out that my best wasn't good enough, at least I won't look back and say that I was afraid to try; failure makes me work even harder.'
'It doesn't matter if you win as long as you give everything in your heart.'
Michael Jordan Playing Poker Room'There is only one person who can define success in your life -- and that's you.'
'Heart is what separates the good from the great.'
'When I step onto the court, I'm ready to play. If you're going up against me, you'd better be ready. If you're not going to compete, I will dominate you.'
The last one is my favorite. Every time Michael stepped onto the basketball court, he gave 100%. He was willing to do the work before he got to the game and was willing to do the work once he got there. If he needed to adjust his strategy halfway through the game, he did so. If he needed to step his game up to win, he did this too. He loved the game of basketball and played to win. There was no settling for second best.