Chess rating: 1777
LCF 109 Fide approx. 1795
Give chess goodie
|Fri Jun 19 2015 7:34PM | edited: 7:34:53 | MsgID: 18325022|
It's an interesting point that you make.
Let's explore this idea further, by considering an event that the great majority of people would call good luck (although it's not always so!): winning the jackpot on a national lottery.
Firstly, you must buy a lottery ticket; otherwise you ain't gonna win! Then, you have to choose your numbers carefully. If you go for 1-2-3-4-5-6, or 1-3-5-7-9-11, you're going to be sharing that jackpot with a million other people. And then, you have to remember to check the numbers, and know how to go about claiming your prize.
But the central element is still luck - unless your numbers are randomly drawn, all your careful preparation will be useless!