re: Poker & Online Poker question..
I don't believe it's rigged, if I've learned anything over the years playing poker it's this. If it can happen in poker It Will!
Of late I've been doing very well in SNG's, when I'm heads up I play agressive, often I will have the lions share of the chips and will call an opponent when I'm sure he has the best hand going in. My A/Q will beat his A/K, or my A/2 against pocket Q's gets a straight on the river or a four flush to win first place.
Especially when there are only 2 or 3 players, skill is important but luck is still HUGE! Conversely I get taken out the same way often enough, stay within your A game.... over the long haul it evens out. The pendulum swings both ways.