In an effort to answer the question, as old as the game itself, whether poker is a game of skill or luck, on Betfair Poker we are immersed in the statistics and we have extracted some curious conclusions. Following are some of the interesting facts of this 2008 on Betfair Poker *
Skill against luck
In theory (or so says David Sklansky) together with two players of equal ability to play heads up, eventually gain the same number of games (this is true for all sports). However, if one of them decided to lose, could do very quickly.
In soccer goalkeeper might be left to get all the shots, and one of the poker players would fold each flop. If you try to do the same in a casino game, you can not do it, because you do not take any decision relevant beyond the amount you bet. Games are dependent on the fate of 100%.
As with all sports the more similar the level of the most influential opponents of luck in the outcome. Let’s look at some numbers:
Mano most profitable AA
0.41% Percentage of folds
We all know that aces are the best hand in holdem, but now we also know that it is also the most profitable!