Is it possible to win a tournament without luck?

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Hello everyone.
I think it's almost impossible to win the tournament without luck.
But the knowledge and the calmness are still the most instrument for winning.
It's not the casino game. It's almost the mind sport.
 
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The answer is really simple, IMHO... Because if you look at the percentage when the flop is shown, very rarely a player has won that hand. Also there are situations when a 90% + hand loses at the river... So, without luck it is impossible... But you must get to the level of reducing its impact in your game.
 
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I think it's needed. Given that you 'perfectly', always taking the decisions which have higher percentage of winning, there will be still cases where you can get unlucky. You could in theory still lose with your AA, so I think we need luck as well to not lose in such 'winning' situations, at least a minimal.
 
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You will never win a tournament without luck. Luck is very important thing when you play poker. On the way for winning tournament you have to pass a lot of hands when luck is needed to win hand. I think if you want win a tournament you must have good skills and a little bit more luck then your opponent.
 
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No.

Even the best player in the world needs an element of luck against the worst player in a heads up game.

Often people think about luck in terms of winning a flip, or hitting your one outer on the river, but there is all kinds of luck, that people like to put down to skill. It is very lucky to flop a set; it's even luckier if your opponent hits middle set against your top set. It's lucky to get AA; it's even luckier to get them when your opponent has KK and even luckier when they hold. It's lucky when you have a strong hand first hand back from the break and someone sits out and it turns out they auto-folded Aces. It's lucky when a strong player is knocked out by a drunken fish, who's sat on your right and you're able to bleed him for almost all those chips as he slings his 15th JD and coke down his neck. My point is there is all kinds of things that can and do go your way in a poker tournament even in hands or tables that you're not involved in. It's not just about your Jacks holding up, or your AQ outdrawing AK.

It's true that skill plays a significant part in poker; that's why the same names continue to make final tables and take down tournaments, but even they will tell you that they got lucky along the way.
 
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