I had fun messing with a guy bitching at a 45 person SnG. He got sucked out and started complaining that Full Tilt always
lets the worst hand win. I asked him if FT was rigged, why was he playing. He responded that he didn't believe that it was rigged, but the cards weren't random. I told him if the cards weren't random that means it's rigged. He threw another fit saying that wasn't what he meant, but FT always pays out the worst hand. I asked him if he had ever saw a flush lose to a straight and he told me no. I told him that if they start paying out hands like that I'll believe it's rigged. After a few choice words that showed how intelligent he was - I believe it was along the lines of "Shut the F*** up" - he was quiet until he was knocked out.
When people start complaining about percentages or odds
and how they couldn't possibly have lost (90% favorite, 9 to 1, whatever they want to call it), I feel obliged to tell them that 90% means that your hand will win 90% of the time, his will win 10% over the long term - millions of hands.
The simple fact is this: unless you have the nuts, it ain't over 'til the river. If you've got AA, the flop comes garbage rainbow, turn is junk, river is a 2, you're still
going to lose to pocket 2s.
With the pocket aces vs. the 2s, you're 86-14 pre-flop, after a garbage rainbow flop, you're 91-8, after a turn that doesn't help, you're 95-5, after the 2 comes on the river, you're 0-100. Too many people can't get a grasp on the math behind poker (and many like me decide to throw it out the window on occasion ).
Just because your 72o hit a FH on the flop, doesn't mean it's a good idea to be calling anyone (like the pocket As - 88-10 preflop). You hit 772 on the river and all of the sudden it becomes likely that it's one of those 10%.