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Is Poker a luck-based game?


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Luck is important in terms of not running bad, which is what I assume you are implying. But the question is whether poker is a luck-based game.

Poker has plenty of luck involved; however, it is not 100% luck. The other elements that the game provides is what allows skill-full players win in the long-run. Every player is given the option to call, raise, or fold their cards that are dealt to them in attempt to have the best odds of winning or losing the minimal. A player that makes winning plays will always win over a player who makes losing plays. Therefore, skill is greater than luck in poker in the long-run.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

Of course there are other scenarios where luck may seem more important such as taking shots and not running bad. However, this is only relevant for moving up limits. One could run just as bad or good in 400nl than in 200nl and the winnings and loses are obviously doubled. However, in terms of big blinds, the wins and losses are the same.




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