I'm starting to wonder about Stars
Ok, before you go off on one of those 'Shut the hell up, Internet Poker isn't rigged' rants, just hear me out, please.
I've been playing Poker now for 5 years, always been a solid player - know the theory, read the books, got the experience and won a few decent tourneys and got some decent money finishes - nothing to break the bank managers heart though.
I've been on Pokerstars
for around 2 and a half years, and in that time i've enjoyed some good poker. But i've always, always noticed some weird happenings...but, i pushed it aside as it is of course, Poker. These things happen.
Of late however, ive noticed some really weird stuff happening. I mean really weird.
Take this for example.
I was in a $3.25 SNG.
The first two hands were fine, then it went strange.
6 hands in a row, i got dealt the following:
With three of the Jack hands being the same suit. That's not the end of it though, the first hand. My opponent had...AA
The second hand my opponent (the very same one) had KK.
The last hand, my opponent had QQ...and yes, you guessed it - it was the same guy.
I've just come out of a tournament now, one guy flopped a full house two hands in a row, ok nothing special about that - it happens from time to time.
But he had AA for the two hands...and both flops were 3-3-3.
Coincidence? I somehow think not.
I'm not jumping to any conclusions, i just think that some of the things that happen on Stars (i cant say too much about other sites as i dont play all that many) are abnormal. Sure, you see 'monster' hands in live Poker tourneys, but not to the degree as online - and theres always that element of doubt, because you cant see whats going on behind the scenes.
Oh yeah, just got knocked out of a tourney with KK. The dude called with QTos and flopped 2 pair.
Did i tell you about the hand the other day?
I had KJs...flop came 6-4-J. One guy bet 700, i raised all in for another 2300. He called...with QTos.