Luck versus Skill

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How much skill versus luck?

From:   Alexandre Sierra
Address:   asierrab@teleline.es
Date:   22 November 2000
Subject:   Luck and skill
Forum:   rec.games.backgammon
Google:   oQXS5.17431$k06.461282@telenews.teleline.es

I suppose many people has defined backgammon as a game of luck and skill.
Some have wondered which is the weight of each one to the game. I think
I've found the answer.

First of all, let's define the terms properly:

Skill: The underlying factor that explains why you win when you win.
Luck:: The underlying factor that explains why you lose when you lose.

So the answer depends on how often you win!  ;)

└lex
 
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