If it’s not our first year in poker, you’ve probably heard a categorical statement- “In poker, everything depends on luck!” at least once.
Such position seems logical to an outside observer. He/she understands that the cards strongly affect the result, and as we remember, they fall out by chance. A person unfamiliar with the basics of probability theory won’t see the big difference between playing poker and buying lottery tickets.
Having decided to play poker, he hopes to hit the jackpot, unaware of the principles of conditional expectation. Such player often shifts the responsibility for wins and losses to fortune.
On the other side are those players who study strategy. As a rule, they remain in the black over the long term and disagree that luck is a key factor in poker.