"Small stack" rigged.
We haven't had an "online poker is rigged" thread for absolutely ages, so i'm going to do one myself. I read recently that there are 2 schools of thought re small stacks in tournaments. One says that sites are rigged AGAINST small stacks late on to whittle field down. The other says that sites are rigged FOR small stacks late on, to avoid them going out.
I'm going to throw my hat in the ring, and say that it seems that small stacks are favoured late on! I've noticed this a number of times in our site events - small stacked players who are "pot committed" by the blinds seem to get an inordinate amount of pocket pairs, and survive through the blinds when seemingly facing extinction - I was actually going to post something like this last week, but then......
I've played 2 Multi-table SnG's on pokerstars
this week, and have been bust down to under 300 chips late on (both due to bad beats of course ). Both times i've then got 3 pocket pairs in the next 10 or so hands (the last 3 entire Cardchats tourneys i've only had 2 pocket pairs in 150+ hands!!!). In the first, i came back from 250 chips to over 30,000 in less than 2 rounds (ended up 3rd), and in the 2nd i busted out on 3rd pocket pair (when up to big stack). Then I read about the "small stack rigged" arguement and hmmmmmmm???