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chewedbarber's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by chewedbarber

There are ongoing efforts to demonstrate that skill is sufficient enough a factor in card games to swing the pendulum away from chance.

However, I'm unaware of any success. But I haven't been serious about cards in a long time.

The point I was trying to make was said better by Sciros, by definition the random element brings chance into play. The argument usually surrounds how much chance is at play. On one extreme some will argue that chance is a part of all forms sports play--fatigue, rough spot on the court etc.--and on the other extreme are the people who view all card skills as either a myth or so esoteric as to be negligible.

Fri, 22 May 2009 13:42:00 UTC | #363105