This is a discussion on Olympics and poker within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; There are a few threads in the past and now about the relation between Olympics and poker. The translation for Olympics from the Greek is
There are a few threads in the past and now about the relation between Olympics and poker. The translation for Olympics from the Greek is not accurate. There are no Olympic "games". Game is a sirious event but it is something different, it is something simpler. The direct translation from Greek is Olympic races (Greek: olympiaki agones-Ολυμπιακοί αγώνες). It is a personal fight. You have to prove your skills alone, which adds the element of honor. It shows and proves the value of human kind. It is the real spirit of Olympics. So poker it is a personal fight, but there are and the factor of luck and the money too. You cannot put luck or money as a basic factor, when it is about proving your skills and your honor! That is why poker is a game and cannot be in the Olympics. Normally all the games like card games, or like football, basketball, volleyball they are exciting games but they are just games and should take place separate from Olympics! They are away from the real spirit of the Olympics. Of course the today Olympics are not exactly Olympics with the " addition" of games and worst the addition of money interests! What are your thoughts?
I think that poker someday become an Olympic discipline. But it will not soon. First on stage it seems to me to be e-sports, which is already an official sport. And over time, reach and poker. But I think that we can hardly wait.
no matter how much it would be desirable, but this is a game with an element of luck. Yes, the skill factor plays a very important role. This is especially evident in the head up game formats, but because of the element of luck, poker cannot be a sport like chess
In the long term it's all about skill in poker. If you properly manage your bankroll, have control over your emotions, and you are a decent poker player, in the long term you are a winner. Just like any sport. You see Man City losing a game against a weaker team, but that's one out of ten matches against that team. It's all about thinking in the long term. I hope that someday poker will become an Olympic sport, even though most of your opinions are against it.
Yes, I try to play to the limit that I can. In fact, I don't care if poker at the Olympics or not. The main thing for me is to fight with myself, improve my game with every tournament, learn every day. The main thing is not even the enemy, the main thing is to become the best. Therefore, I love and play mainly in tournaments, and not the desire to win money.
But money does not take the last place, since money in our world is a measure of your success.
I don't think that poker can ever be an Olympic sport. Anything with an inherent element of chance should be disqualified IMO. Chess is much closer but I don't agree with chess being in the Olympics either.
Events like the WSOP and the FIDE word cup allow the top players to earn recognition. Unlike in chess, you get players like Darvin Moon and Jamie Gold sweeping the WSOP. That simply doesn't happen in chess. But with poker there is still enough strategy that we see Ivey, Negraneu, Hellmuth have multiple bracelets whereas Gold has just the one.
[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]I don't think poker is a game to put in the Olympics because not only is skill limited but also luck and in the Olympics is not a place for game of fortune but skill and extravagance and strength.[/COLOR]