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But in a tournament, you can be said in for all your
by Al Alvarez

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.
- Al Alvarez

I'm good at reading people.
- Al Alvarez

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

Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling.
- Al Alvarez

 

When you make a bet, you're saying something.
- Al Alvarez

I hate writing.
- Al Alvarez

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

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

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

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

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.
- Al Alvarez

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

What's a good tournament for him? Winning it.
He's good enough.
- Greg Norman

Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more,
I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon;
also,
winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995.
- Richard Krajicek

To be involved in a senior tournament back in the States is very satisfying.
- John McEnroe

Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really
put me into that tournament,
to really erase what happened at Indian Wells,
which is now the case, you know.
- Amelie Mauresmo

It doesn't much concern me if Tiger plays in the tournament or no.
- Vijay Singh

You want to come home from a tournament with a winner's medal.
That's not the fans or the media putting us under pressure,
that's the pressure we put ourselves under.
- Rio Ferdinand

You can be six behind on the back nine and still win the tournament.
- Mike Weir

You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing,
but I can honestly say that I'd rather have won the U.S.
Open Golf Tournament.
- Sean Connery

I'm still number one and I just recently won a major
tournament ahead of my toughest rivals so I think I
had a few years ahead of me if I decided to stay.
- Garry Kasparov

Any tournament you go to, you want to win it.
- Martina Hingis

When you start off a new tournament,
you want to do well.
- Amelie Mauresmo

Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have
played in the tournament.
- Imran Khan

Rome is my most favorite city, so I really enjoy to
stay here and the whole tournament.
- Daniela Hantuchova

The tournament slipped through my hands.
- Eddie House

Unless a player goes in for intensive play and tournament competition,
two racquets are sufficient.
- Helen Wills Moody

We tournament golfers are much overrated.
We get paid to much.
- Tom Watson

I'm going to go down swinging...
I'm sure as heck not going to go home and say I had a bad tournament.
- Andre Agassi

I don't see myself playing or adjusting my schedule
for senior tournament golf.
- Greg Norman

Pretty much whoever wins the tournament at the end
of the week is the guy that putted probably the best.
- Retief Goosen

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St.
Lawrence River in New York last August.
I hosted that along with a couple of other people.
- Tom Felton

I had very low expectations.
Honestly, I think I had 11 rounds of golf the entire
year in before this tournament,
and I had hit balls maybe four or five times.
- Trent Dilfer

Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole,
I played very high quality tennis for seven matches
and raised my game when I needed to.
- Richard Krajicek

I try to win every tournament.
- Karrie Webb

You always love playing in finals at any tournament.
The grand slams and stuff like that are obviously the
priorities but any titles go on your record.
- Lleyton Hewitt

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to
Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy
towards our tournament preparations.
- John O'Neill

I played at the Sainte Maxime Beach Soccer Tournament,
which was brilliant fun as usual.
- David Ginola

I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me.
It's about the Louisiana Tech family.
There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.
- Terry Bradshaw

A Germany team should not be afraid going into a tournament.
History shows that we can raise the level of our game when it matters.
- Oliver Kahn

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that
there is something wrong with modern chess.
- Viktor Korchnoi

I would say you feel a lot more pressure at a national
tournament than a state tournament.
This is more of a fun weekend out with the guys.
The national tournament is more business.
- Mike Peters

I go to my favourite tournament, I talk about my favourite
sport and it's just a great month of parading.
- Boris Becker

We played well in Kenya.
We didn't lose a game and we bowled Pakistan out for 100 twice.
We don't need to change much from that for this tournament.
- Shane Warne

I hate to play a tournament in which I'm not contending.
It's just not any fun for me.
- Phil Mickelson

First round of the tournament being a Major,
I think the butterflies were a little different than that.
- Karrie Webb

The Masters is a very important tournament.
You don't want to jeopardize your chances.
The sponsors understand that.
- Stuart Appleby

I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament.
When I first got here as an assistant,
not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach,
you look at it from a job security standpoint,
I think that hurt when you didn't have everybody in the tournament.
- Tim Buckley

It has crossed my mind that I would like to run or
help to run a pro women's tournament,
although I really don't know much about organizing
an event (it seems overwhelming actually).
- Jennifer Wyatt

We arrived in Argentina with a lot of injured players,
including our goalkeeper.
Also we were unlucky to be drawn in the same group
as the two tournament favourites Italy and Argentina.
- Michel Patini

I guess what was going to come back came back on Monday.
Of course now I've played a different golf course.
I've played two practice rounds and two tournament
rounds all kind of the same and now today I've played a different golf course.
- Raymond Floyd

I've really got no complaints about the way I played,
just extremely frustrating with the putter and I'm
sure there's a lot of other players saying the same
thing except the guy who's going to win the golf tournament.
- Greg Norman

The Masters is where I won my first major,
and I view this tournament with great respect.
After a long and necessary time away from the game,
I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta.
- Tiger Woods

It's the only sport that's played in every country in the world.
It's played and watched all over the world,
it's the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries,
and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed
tournament of any sport in the world.
- Claudio Reyna

The World Cup tournament overall and,
naturally, the new stadiums at its heart,
are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive
and exceptional location,
and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.
- Franz Beckenbauer

When I was 14, I played in a summer league.
One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring.
There was a Little League tournament coming up and
he needed more umpires than he had.
- Jim Evans

Liverpool have won everything but never a World Championship.
I am sure in the future they will once again make the
effort to win the tournament.
They have had good rhythm in the Premier League this season.
- Sepp Blatter

We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf
tournament that can be used for minority scholarships
and Junior Golf programs.
The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable
than the work we actually do for it.
- Darius Rucker

So my game is solid.
So that obviously makes me feel confident,
that like anybody else in this field,
you name them, I feel like I've got the ability to
win the golf tournament just as much as they have,
and that's the way I'm going to take it.
- Greg Norman

Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is.
No crowded airports and crowded planes.
I always flew to Australia.
That's what Christmas was for me - a plane journey to the next tournament.
- Monica Seles

But, I would say when I was four years old and I was
at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting
with all the pros that would come to town.
They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me.
- Andre Agassi

We went around and looked and talked to a lot of foundations
with those charities and decided upon the Children's Hospital.
They had a golf tournament at the time,
but it was a small event that didn't raise a significant amount of money.
- Tom Kite

I'm not in the K-1 tournament.
We thought about it but they really don't want me as
they feel I might get hurt so that's fine with me but
I do see a lot of guys out there that I feel I can take.
- Larry Holmes

The seeded draw came into being.
This means that the two best players of the tournament
are placed in opposite halves in the draw,
and cannot possibly meet until the finals,
if they come through successfully against all the rest of the participants.
- Helen Wills Moody

In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked.
On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it.
In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite,
and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.
- Pat Summerall

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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