Does Skill Trump Luck at Poker?

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“Poker is a game of tactics,” said Fatima Moreira de Melo, from PokerStars Live. “Why do you think I wear low-cut shirts when I play? You’ve got to use every advantage.”

Try telling a professional poker player that their passion is more a game of luck than strategy, and they’ll probably snort in derision. And this week research gave them scientfic ammunication to throw back at the claims too; after years of study into the matter, academics have laid their cards out and said definitively that poker…

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Rich Nilsen is a 12-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He recently won a $24,000 package into the 2016 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. A former executive with Brisnet.com, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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