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Know when to hold 'em

Posted by ESC on March 13, 2004

In Reply to: 'know when to hold em; know when to fold em' posted by Ward Fredericks on March 13, 2004

: There is an expression in the states that it's important to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. This, of course, refers to the skill that a successful poker player has in knowing when to stay in or drop out of a hand.
: We use it in all kinds of business and personal situations to describe the decisions to stay in the battle or drop out asnd fight another day. In a recent e-mail to my favorite Aussie blond, I used the expression without thinking. Is it used around the world?

Has Kenny Rogers been 'round the world?

"You got to know when to hold 'em; know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away; know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done."