"He played shirtfront poker, enjoying it immensely, completely lost in loving it, in matching his brain against the disembodied brains against him. It was true poker, hard monotonous unthrilling. . . ." -- "From Here to Eternity"
“Life's a lot like poker. You bet on some hands, you fold some. You win some hands, you lose some. But unlike poker, life is not a zero sum game. There's enough chips in the pot for everyone.” -- Sanhita Baruah
I think that it is not only luck but also poker skill to play a hand, whether for example if you have any hand up to a 2 7 you can play it as if you had an AA or an AK it just depends on how you play it, against who And at what time you play it, luck does influence but I think it's more about the skill of how to play poker.