The internet is one of the greatest inventions in history. It ranks right behind the wheel, sliced bread, and those weird drill things that trim your nasal hair.
The net has revolutionised the way we live, shop, and communicate.
The World Wide Web lets us play online poker, chat globally, and watch events live across the world.
The internet is also the home of the 'meme'. Don't know what memes are? They're basically fun pictures, pieces of text or short videos that are shared on social media.
They're also the reason you spend 20 minutes in the bathroom instead of five.
In 2021, nothing escapes the wrath of the meme trolls. So, it's unsurprising that there is now a range of hilarious poker memes.
Here's 15 of the best poker memes in circulation (in no particular order!):
1: The Bad Beat
The 007 franchise was never famous for its realism and reliability. We’d challenge anyone to top Le Chiffre's bad bead story.
Please stop talking.
2: When You're Not on The Same Page
Thanks to Stew Jones for sending me this one…
I told my girl I knew my button ranges inside out.
She said I had no idea where 'the button' even was.
Whatever that means.
3: 'One More Hand'
They say time flies when you're having fun...
But at least you can use the black bags under your eyes to carry your winnings.
4: Taking The More Adventurous Route
Thanks to Nikki Potter for sending me this one!
Your head says it's time to give up and check. But your mouse finger wants to jam. You spend 14 seconds out of your 15 second time bank trying to overrule your demented digit.
But it's no use – he wears the trousers in this relationship.
All-in it is.
5: Classic Chuck
Chuck Norris doesn't use captions.
6: The Spin-Up
Thanks to Kev Monger for this one.
Flash back to when Jake Cody won a tournament and then put the trophy on roulette. And won.
This moment was a classic. Not only because Jake is a friend, but also because it's probably one of the most badass/degenerate things I've ever seen a poker player do!
7: No One Cares
Thanks to Lewis Sheppard for this one.
Remember that time you lost with Kings to Queens, and the SB told you he'd folded QT?
Didn't make you feel any better, did it? No? Didn't think so.
The only thing worse than a bad beat story is a rubdown.
Don't be this guy.
8: The Under Dog
Here's one for all you live pros out there.
Spoiler alert, he had K9.
9: Everything's A Matter Of Perspective
Thanks to Sheldodge Cooper for this one.
This meme is one of the most famous poker memes of all time. I'm not saying it's entirely accurate.
But when I told my mum I wanted to be a professional player, she spent six months reminding me that 'the house always wins.'
10: The Live Read
Thanks to Danny Smith for this one!
Sweats don't get much more extreme than this.
You've done everything right:
You've picked your spot, and your line's tighter a Dr Seuss' couplet.
Play it cool, Trig, play it cool.
11: Trust Your Reads
Thanks to Danny Smith for this one too.
My girl tried this one on me. She's fully committed to the bluff.
So, I haven't seen her for two years, but I'm confident in my read.
I'm not folding.
12: Trust Your Reads
Thanks to Neil Stephen Aisbitt for this.
Here’s a meme for all you adrenaline junkies out there.
Where do you fall on the scale?
13: Taking A Shot
Thanks to Richard Jon Brinley Codd for this one.
We all know the feeling: It's 2am, you've had a few too many glasses of wine.
You log on.
You see 5/10 running in the lobby. You're feeling fruity.
You take a shot. How hard can it be, right?
14: Moving On Up
Thanks to James Everton Briddon for this one.
As anyone who can relate to this meme will tell you, moving up from the micros is frustrating. It takes a lot of adjusting. It's likely that you will have to move up and back down again a few times before you can make it permanent...
Unless your drunken $5/$10 soiree went to plan, of course. In which case, your bankroll is probably healthy enough to ride the wave.
15: Favourite Hand
We'll leave you with one of our favourites. Thanks to Matthew Dooley for it.
This meme portrays the same relationship certain players have with 68s. They've lost countless buy-ins and even bust level 3 of the 2014 WSOP Main Event with it!
We know it's bad for us…
But we keep going back to it like that last chocolate Hobnob at the bottom of the biscuit tin…
What's your kryptonite?