paranoia or just real bad luck
About 3 months ago I decided to open up a pokerstars
account with a 100bucks, this is the first time playing online, I've played real life before so not a total noob to poker and had a little understanding of the game going in. So I thought, I quickly burned through my first $50 trying everything from micro ring games to micro sng's to tourneys to low limit rings and tourneys, and MTT's, I quickly realized what a diffrent animal online is to real life playing as far as reads and just plain numb skulls sucking you out, So I went on a research hunt to find out good strategies for online gaming read tons of info online and watched tons of youtube video's to realize I need to tighten my game up big time. So I did and became alot more disaplined, but I was still not winning, I reduced myself to playing the .10 360player tourneys and I stayed lvl with my remaining bankroll but wasn't going anywhere and wasting tons of time doing it. I could only cashout maybe 1outa 10 at this lvl playing even my tight agreesive strategy, so I decided to add 50 more to my account and jump up to the 1.10 9 man sng's since there is a 1 outa 3 chance of making money and decided to start recording how i was losing, not that I allready had an Idea of how but wanted to make sure I wasn't making things up in my head, and what I proved to myself is I was taking bad beat after bad beat after bad beat, I would have strong starting hands and it wouldn't matter someone would allways catch thier one outter on the river, i could flop a set or a straight and it wouldn't matter time and time again the low percantage out for the other guy would hit on fourth street or the river,the river mostly it amazes me how many outs hit on the river @ pokerstars, One recent example happened last night, I limp into a pot with K/Q flop comes Jh 10s As I make a big raise everyone in folds one guy shoves allin thinking he must have a set and I have him beat with high straight I call he turns over 2c and 9s turn comes 6s river 3s the guy catchs a flush to beat my straight. I started out felling major frustation to now it has become comical and I excpect the bad beat to happen and it does 80to 85% of the time, I would get called with trash hands or decent hands it wouldn't matter and they would suck out time after time then I started noticing that about 90% of the time this would happen against someone who had a higher vip status then me, So now my mind it just in a swone about pokerstars integrity. So I tried another site to see if I'm just plain unlucky and paranoid or what, I opened an absolute poker acoount with 25bucks last week, In the 3months and upto now a 225 dollar investment @pokerstars playing every single night for a couple hours the best I ever did was 2nd about 4 times, the first night @absolute very 1st 45man sng I won it the second 9 man I won it, in a week @ absolute I have won about a dozen 9mans and cashed in half playing the same exact strategy. I would have pokerstars open at the sametime playing side by side and still having the bad luck. So I guess my question now is has anyone else had this kinda of experience @ pokerstars or did I just start out on the wrong foot with them and had a real real bad run for the 1st 3 months? And any advice on what I should do besides completlly shutting down my pokerstars acoount.