Casino Games: Poker Intellectual Component. Part One.
Posted by Matthew Bass on July 2nd, 2019
According to the historians' statements and to the archaeologists' testimonies, games have existed throughout the whole history of human society. Before we start to learn more about poker we would like to formulate the general classification of games and to identify the place of poker within its frames. Mostly classifications are relative but still we need them in order to have the general idea of any phenomenon.
Athletic games, intellectual games and gambling.
Intellectual games: the idea of the game, where the final result (victory or defeat) is achieved largely at the expense of intellectual qualities of the competitors.
The relativity of these definitions is obvious. Athletic games (boxing, football or any other type) surely contain intellectual component. In every type of games we have to think. The majority of famous athletes today prefer to keep their personal athletic diaries where they describe in every detail all of their competition and training matters.
Standing apart from others is the third type of games: gambling and casino games.
Intellectual games. Games with almost perfect information and games with inexact information.
Games with almost perfect information: the idea of the game where all the game information (the position, the players' actions) is fully open to all participants of the game.
To tell the truth there is restricted information even in that kind of games. That is: every player has its own idea of the game action and these thoughts as a rule are unknown to others. Chess is the most striking example of intellectual games with almost perfect information.
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