Luck in Poker = Consistently getting yourself in underdog situations or making calls you shouldn't but winning (short term) anyway
Skill in Poker = Reducing the number of times you're getting yourself in underdog situations, reducing the number of players in a hand against you when you have good cards PF, knowing when to throw a very good hand that got killed on the flop, throwing away the occasional winner due to a bad read/over cautious read on an opponent, getting maximum value from your very good hands, playing your stack size, table image, and position to your advantage, biding your time when in low 'M' situations to give you the best possible chance of success.... and recognizing when the other players (as IRexes likes to say) "start playing for second".
Originally Posted by coolubet
almost got to the final table a couple of days ago, then everyone started going all in at every hand, the blinds get so high that u have to follow suit.
if you're not familiar with the concept of 'M' ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-ratio ) you should be...