Originally Posted by BillyBrewington
Ok I've been getting real frusterated lately. I don't know what it is but it seems in freerolls as many of you know I do fine.. But as soon as I put up some of my money FT seems to not give me any cards but garbage.. Then I switch back and play a freeroll even the very next tourney and I'm catching cards again. Last night I sat for hours upon hours playing buy in tourneys and cash games not catching any thing then I play a freeroll and all of a sudden by some merical I'm catching cards again.. I don't know why or if it's normal or what? And no I'm not saying it's has to be rigged just wanted to put it out there and see if it's just me or if it's normal thing or what it is.. I just don't understand how I catch cards in freerolls but as soon as I put up my own money FT don't give me any thing to play. Any feedback,support,and or info is welcome.
We humans have selective recollection. They remember the bad stuff more than the good, unless it's really good.
Also, poker has built-in variance. Cards don't come spread out evenly. Sometimes you go a long time without anything good, but then you may get a bunch of great hands in a row. There's bad runs & good runs. You just have to ride them out. There is NO difference between freerolls and buy-ins. It just SEEMS that way.
The best way to be able to see what is happening is to look at your tracker stats (HEM or PT3). If you don't have one, get one. Then you can really see exactly how often you are getting good cards. The more hands you play, the more the numbers will even out. GL