An article from the gambling cycle: That our life is a game!
The motto perfectly describes such a popular and romantically colored game – Russian Roulette. Otherwise, this deadly test of their Fortune was called Hussar roulette. From which neither the essence nor the actors do not change.
Brave officers, brave hussars - here they are, the heroes of this gloomy romantic picture. It could be friends and enemies, mystics and philosophers, demonstrators, it doesn't matter. The main thing is to have a revolver and a bullet. Traditionally, a revolver with a six-shot drum was used in Russian roulette, in which one bullet was left. The participant turned the drum, put the muzzle to his temple, pulled the trigger and passed it to the next one, if he remained alive, of course. If all the participants were lucky, which happened quite rarely, everyone went to drink champagne and celebrate such luck. If the outcome was not so positive, the player was buried first, and only then they drank champagne.
A game fanned by legends
According to most versions, Russian roulette has a direct connection with Russia and its brave brave officers. The most common legends say the following.
Currently, Russian roulette is more of a metaphor, an idea for screenwriters and writers, rather than a game in its direct, "live" sense.
If you 're lucky, you won 't be lucky
Anyway, but like any game based on lots, Russian roulette obeys the theory of probability.
So, when there is one cartridge in the drum, and it rotates freely, the probability of a positive outcome is one in six. But you can also reduce your chances by leaving more cartridges in the drum.
According to some testimonies, it happened that a brave player loaded the drum completely, and then popped just one cartridge, significantly reducing his chances of survival.
There is an opinion that a well-oiled drum can provide a great service to the player. The fact is that when such a drum rotates with one cartridge inside, it will stop in such a way that the bullet will be at the bottom. Therefore, one of the rules of the game is the spinning of the drum in the vertical position of the revolver.
And, despite that:
Fortune is no, no, and will call a hot and gambling player to the game. And sometimes, the player is lucky. And sometimes - no…