This is one of the more sought after questions in the poker industry and one that tends to be avoided by people. A vast amount of people cannot answer this question because of the fact that there is not a definitive answer. But let's have a brief look at unravelling some of the answers and seeing what the game is all about, is it just skill or luck?
Lets take a quick glance as to some reasons you need chance to be succesful in a game of poker, its simply because you do not have the power to be dealt the best cards, so if you get a bad hand then you are alot more likely to lose.
Technique also plays a huge part in the game of poker itself, because you have to be able to judge a table and ultimatley know when you have been given a bad hand. You also have to know the precise right time that you should call a bluff.
Personally I believe that the game itself is about both of the elements. But over time I feel skill creeps in alot more. As an example if you was a beginner and you played against someone of professional status then I can confidently say that by chance you may win one or two games at most.