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Casino, Poker and Chess

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Friday, 15 July 2011

The article presented below was authored by Ethan Collin for and provides an interesting outsider's look on chess and comparison between the game we all love, poker and casino:

If youre a casino or a poker player, theres a fair chance youve given chess a shot as well. If you havent, you should.

While the amount of money in the chess world does not compare to the amount of money in the casino and poker world, the challenges chess can offer can be a welcome diversion from poker. Heres what casino or poker players may like about chess.

Chess Has Strategy

One exciting element of playin casino or poker is the opportunity to outthink your opponent may it be in an online casino or real game. You want to get into his head and figure out what he is planning.

This is what chess is all about. Much of a chess game takes place internally, with a player imagining several possible responses and generating counter responses to each one. Poker and casino players, when deciding whether a bluff will work or a call will be worthwhile, do much the same thing.

Chess Is Competitive

Those who enjoy heads up poker or other casino games should be particularly excited about chess. When you play chess, you face a single opponent and the winner has no one to blame but himself.

In poker or casino, the better player may lose a decent portion of the time, especially in heads up play when two strong hands clashing can signal the end of the match. In chess, the better player will usually win.

Casino and Poker Players Like to Analyze

One of the most fun things about poker or casino games is analyzing play afterward. What would have happened if I bet there? I should have re-raised on the turn, etc.

A great deal of chess is analysis as well. Chess players replay entire games, exploring new lines of attack and rethinking strategies long after the game is over.

The prospect of winning millions of dollars on the professional tour does not exist yet in chess. Even playing casual games for money is difficult, as it soon becomes glaringly obvious who is the better chess player between two competitors.

However, as a new challenge to keep a poker or casino players mind flexible, chess presents a great option. Due to its extreme complexity, some of these players may become completely hooked on chess without even realizing it.

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Why not Blackjack ?
Why the blackjack is not in your aricle ?

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