The more poker I play and watch, the more I think luck is the biggest factor in winning at poker. Poker is not a game of skill. You can be the most skillfull player in the world and get drawn out on. The best you can hope for is to get your money in the pot when the odds are in your favor and hope nobody draws out on you. You can also get your money in when you have good pot odds, but you are then hoping to outdraw someone. I see mediocre players beat better players a lot because they were luckier than them. Look at the world series of poker. Is the guy who won a better poker player than Phil Ivey, Daniel Negraneau and others. I don't think he is, he just got luckier than they did.