This is a discussion on Poker x Chess within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I know a lot of good chess players who are good poker players. Does this confirm that poker is a mind game?
Poker and chess are somewhat similar. Of course, poker is a game of skillful and patient players, but nevertheless poker is often played by players who love bingo. Obviously, poker requires strategic and tactical thinking, but luck in poker also plays an important role.
Poker and chess are both mind games but both have different skill outcomes. In the game of chess there is no luck, the only luck in chess is if your opponent has a brain fart in a move that he or she doesn't take advantage of. In poker you can actually get away with murder against a known top pro by luck here and there versus chess. Poker however does require skill to be consistent but luck also plays a major role as well. You need both. In chess it's 99.999999% skill.
If I have seen great chess players enter the world of poker and if it is true that in a short time they become good players since in chess they put mental game into practice and patience when making a move, in the Poker has a bit of similarity to chess only in that mental part of the game and in everything else it is different from how to play cards and read your opponents and rely only a little on luck sometimes.
poker like chess is a thinking man's game. in chess you can see a buildup of an attack, and like in poker, you should be able to tell if a player has a strong hand (playing live) on the poker sites, its a little bit more difficult but you still can see how a player plays his cards.
I know a lot of good chess players who are good poker players. Does this confirm that poker is a mind game?
Poker and chess have a lot in common though they are completely different games. They both need concentration, analytic thinking, discipline and definitely a lot of patience.
But I just want to point out that poker being a mind game does not need any confirmation.
If the answer is short, then Yes. But if a fool plays chess, it does not mean that he will unexpectedly play poker well. This game requires a serious approach despite what you've been doing before. Playing mindlessly you will remain a fish.
It doesn't matter if you know how to play chess or not when it comes to poker. I think that success in poker depends only on the discipline and patience of the player. But in general, of course, poker and chess are both mind games.
Good afternoon everyone, chess and poker are very complex games and in my opinion I find chess a little more difficult.
I play chess just for fun, I watch a lot of grandmaster videos and I sometimes play along with poker.
In my opinion to be an excellent chess player you need to have an above average memory, if you are going to analyze the best chess in the world Carlsen Magnus he is much better than the other players in the finals, which is where chess is out of theory , in the openings and defenses all the grandmasters know a lot more, the endings are more complicated and Maguns says he plays a lot of matches vs PC and as he has a memory well above the average, makes him the best in the world.
In poker also players with an above average memory are the best in the world, they know a lot of theory, they know in which situations they are better to bluff, they play poker with few mistakes.