Poker and luck - it is when it happens, the lottery!!!
Hi all, hope you are well.
Been thinking about things a lot recently, and reading a lot about luck in poker.
As we all know, your pocket aces do not get out drawn by donks everytime, poker sites
are not rigged and a winning player who calls with 27 and busts your QQ is not a donk (could have been a pot odds
Where I think luck comes into it is when it happens to you.
I have been trying to get my head around "If you always get your chips in good over time you will be a winning player" WRONG, or at least not 100% correct.
It is a matter of when you are taken out by a bad beat, when u suck out, etc.
Example. U make that wonder all in call preflop when short stacked with your JJ - other guys turns A3 - result!!! or should be. U r about 70% fav preflop.
If this is in a $5 SNG and it holds up - nice.
If, however, you are in a $200 MTT with prizepool of $100,000 and u lose when u r on the bubble it is not good.
So I think we have to accept, luck does play a part in poker and some people are luckier than others, in the same way that if we buy lottery tickets we all have an equal chance, some win, some don`t.
Just shooting the breeze guys