Some say that trading is similar to games of skill and chance like poker or backgammon. Both of these games involve an element of luck. In poker you have to get lucky and get the right cards and in backgammon you need the dice to role in your favor. Funnily enough I have been playing poker for the past year and sometimes I think my poker results are much better and consistent than my trading results. I was wondering if anyone else sees parallels between a game like poker and trading and in what way. For example, I feel one important requirement for success in both games is a lot of patience. Any other examples?