- Oct 7, 2020
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Those who know nothing about poker almost always say that poker is just gambling and nothing else. There is definitely a lot of skill involved in poker and the better player you are, obviously the more likely you are to make money on a consistent basis. On the flip side, i also believe there is an enormous amount of luck involved in poker. Maybe i just have terrible luck lately but even when i play optimal poker i sometimes run into some ridiculous run bad. For example, i have AA.... I raise pre anywhere between 4-7x the bb... This depends on how the particular table is playing. I get called by AK or whatever and they flop Q,J,10,blank, blank... That would just be bad luck. Or even worse, some super donk calls with Q7 or whatever and flops 2 pair and i dont improve, thats just very bad luck. This has happened to me more times than i believe should have happened. So my point is i guess there will be times in poker when all the skill in the world will mean absolutely nothing if you just have terrible luck.