I was wondering why there is such a connection between starcraft and poker. I was just watching an interview with IdrA and he mentioned at one point he was thinking about quiting starcraft and was going to start playing poker and that sparked a quite a few other random memories when I have seen the two sports together. I don't know THAT much about poker but I understand the game and in Starcraft 2 I am a Mid Diamond level player so I am comfortable saying I am knowledgeable enough in that area.
Maybe it is that they are both quite strategic and people who love the strategy part of starcraft can't get enough, or maybe after becoming used to dealing with such intense strategy, starcraft players are generally successful in poker so they figure "hey, why not play a game where I can make a ton of money without having to be the top pros". I am not sure.
If you have any insight as to why there is a connection between the two please enlighten me because I am quite curious.