poker must be an event at the olympics

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wizardofroz PM wizardofroz
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Posted: 8/10/2012 11:35:22 AM

Poker as an Olympic sport?  LMFAO!  You could race Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt 1 million times, and you would NEVER beat them.

But if you have a fundamental understanding of poker odds and position, ANYONE can win a poker tournament. 

Poker is a competion, not a sport.  And if you still want to label it as such, then Crazy 8s, Old Maid, and Go Fish are also sports. 

 

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Posted: 8/10/2012 11:37:41 AM

Poker is a competion, not a sport

competition

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Posted: 8/10/2012 7:37:23 PM
I'm not disagreeing Wizard, but running isnt a sport either, its also a competition.
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Posted: 8/10/2012 11:05:47 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TRAIN69:

I'm not disagreeing Wizard, but running isnt a sport either, its also a competition.

Disagree Train. Running is a sport and requires physical talent. I realize that by my own personal definition golf qualifies as a sport, yet I personally wouldn't consider it a sport. But running, imo, is a sport. 

However, I have said that not all Olympic competitions are sports. 
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Posted: 8/10/2012 11:25:29 PM

Just because something requires physical activity doesnt mean its a sport and vice versa.

 

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Posted: 9/12/2012 4:17:02 PM

Is nascar a sport? I dont think it is....

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Posted: 9/12/2012 8:51:55 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bssports:

Is nascar a sport? I dont think it is....


I compare Nascar to driving a car or playing a video game in a sauna for a couple of hours. 
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