Skill, not luck?

GambleWithUG
GambleWithU

In the "luck" section of the reports, the bottom two lines - getting to the river with a straight or better, and with a flush or better (via specific starting hands). These sections seem like SKILL not luck. Reaching the river with speculative hands and NOT having the desired hand too often seems like the result of gambling too much or playing passively. Do you agree?

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  • rcmorear
    rcmorea
    Veteran

    I think the point is, there's a reasonable amount of times your straights and flushes should "get there" if you draw to them. If they are "getting there" more often, that's good luck. If they are "getting there" less often, that's bad luck. The skill is to draw or not draw, correctly, which is not the same skill as making the hand.

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