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Is Poker a Game of Skill or Luck?

Long, consistent losing runs cannot simply be explained away by negative variance, or “bad luck”. If a sports team lost every game in a season, we’d say they were not good enough. If a colleague in the office always delivered poor results, they’d be deemed incompetent. Poker is no different in that regard.

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Understanding Tilt and Top Tips to Reduce Its Effects

The term tilt comes from old-fashioned pinball games. If you moved the machine too aggressively, you’d be punished by having the flippers temporarily deactivated. In poker, if your emotions are out of control, you suffer similar consequences. Your decision-making and critical thinking skills will be hampered, just like your ability to play pinball.

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