Originally Posted by Ranger390
Rags are rags, even if they hit and would have been the winner. But, I do pay attention to the hands that may be "marginal" preflop...like one or two gap suited connectors. Usually, I just bleed chips when playing these hands, even in late position and in a limped pot. So, I do try to pay attention to see if my fold was a good move or would have hit. Of course, it does no good to worry about what might have been. But, if I see players limping a lot or playing weak starting hands, I will often begin playing these marginal hands in late position.
As already mentioned, bad decision here to base future play on what you see hit the board in 'past' hands.
Another VERY good reason is that only ONE site I know of claims to preset the entire deck before dealing the first card. That is Pokerstars
. All other sites using a 'constant shuffle'. The cards you see hit the board are NOT the ones that would have been dealt anyway.
I think Carbon offers a 'rabbit' feature, so they 'may' preset the deck, but even UB's new 'rabbit' feature is a joke because the new Cereus software uses a constant shuffle. Playing on Stars, the cards you see played out in a hand ARE the cards that would have been dealt, same as with a live table deck. Any site where a constant shuffle is in use, nano-seconds and keystroke differences can and DO change the resulting 'next' card.
I am NOT saying you can manipulate the outcome in your favor through delays, mouse movements, etc. BUT, it DOES change the 'next card' that will be selected from the remaining deck that is in constant shuffle.