Re: CT2009 - FINAL ROUND
Date: December 27, 2009 07:58AM
For someone to win twice in a row, is not just an impressive personal achievement but it also reveals much about the nature of this game.
Most games are a balance of luck and skill and where that balance is set is often hard to define. Some will dismiss great skill as sheer luck, while others acclaim sheer luck as pure genius.
That is why this double tournament win is an eye opener. A single win proves nothing in terms of luck, by virtue of the fact someone has to win. But for someone to win a knock-out tournament twice in a row is very revealing as to the skill/luck balance of the game.
I think you have to conclude from this victory that the luck factor is marginal.
Picture is of finalists sharing a drink after the game, Master relieved to have won and Xuul still asking himself many questions.
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