$1,000,000 To Prove That Poker Is A Game Of Skill

On Phil Galfond´s blog you can read about a great challenge. Although Phil thinks it's unlikely they would get taken up on this, he would love to play to prove that poker is a game of skill.

Phil writes: " the fact that we're legitimately offering $1,000,000 to $1 should convince some people that there's more to this game than just luck. "

The challenge:
With Congressman Barney Frank preparing to introduce legislation this month addressing the ambiguities of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), BluefirePoker.com is willing to put its money where it’s mouth is, to prove that Poker is a game of skill, not luck.

They are offering $1,000,000 to President Obama or any member of the U.S. Congress willing to play a Poker game against any of their poker pros, and the winnings can go to the charity of choice.

No one in their right mind would turn down this challenge if Poker were a game based on luck, because the odds are so far in their favor. Putting up $1 for a chance to win $1,000,000.

The specific terms of the game are to be announced but the format will include an equal number of chips at the start of the game. The length of the game must also be long enough to demonstrate the advantage of skill, in the long run the better player wins the game because the player’s skills increase the odds of success.

You can read Phil Galfond´s blog here.

And you can digg the story here.

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cmh76 said...

I bet you John McCain would be a Donk! ;)

Pokerstar Blog said...

Hehe ;)

It could be fun to watch such a game.


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