re: Poker & Isn't Poker pure Gambling if.....
Originally Posted by tenbob
If 2 people are equally matched and play over a large enough sample size then luck is pretty much elminiated.
In that case, neither player can win, because no one will be able to beat the rake. So find a new table
This is about spot on ^^^
Two equally skilled players simply have no 'edge' which doesn't mean the game is left to luck, it just means they will give and take hands fairly equally, and their long term results will be about even, with the house being the one to make money.
Conversely, two completely and equally unskilled players competing head to head would see luck's influence increased. If you are playing 'push and pray' (which I won't even call poker), then you have eliminated the skill moves, and left the game solely to chance.