Though luck plays a part in poker, any player worth

a pair of deuces will tell you that poker is

a game of skill not a game of chance. For

Ben Shirazi, the poker playing accountant, it was his skill

at his profession that determined his fortune. But deep down,

Ben sometimes felt like a fake, an imposter. He silently

dismissed proof of success as luck, timing, or as a

result of deceiving others into thinking he was more intelligent

and competent than he believed. Had he flown too high

on bogus wings? Did his success rest on solid ground?

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