Originally Posted by cracksniper
I played a satellite tourney last night a £50 entry into a £300 DTD monthly event. I didn't start it until an hour after it had started as I got in late. However I managed to get down to the last 21 players and 20 won a seat. This player to my left was going all in with every hand as he had 250,000 chips and was a massive stack at the table. The blinds at that time were 2-4000 and I had only 13000 left in 21st position. You could see where you where in the lobby.
Anyway this kid with the massive stack went all in again as he'd been doing for the past hour, I had A8c now heres my thinking. His range is so loose, I think I am in front he can knock me out though. If I win the hand I think I win my seat though. If I try and last out I've only got 3 rounds left and hope someone on the other table gets done before me.
I called then and he showed 57o, hey I'm in front but I hit my ace followed by a 5 and a 7 the turn showed another 7 to kill me off. I do often think you may be set up here to fall by the RNG. Anyway its advice I'm looking for, I did have the best hand but it didn't hold. Cheers.
Why would you think that you're being set up? I understand why people think that online poker is rigged, as I've had beats every bit as bad as the next guy and run horrendously for weeks (even months) at a time. Having said that, I don't think it's rigged. I do think that the randomization algorithms are pretty flawed, but: 1. It's basically impossible to program true randomness; and 2. I don't think the algorithms are intended to favor anyone. I just think that they aren't as random as we would like them to be.
You got your chips in ahead, which is what we all want to do. Sorry it didn't work out for you. Now shake it off and play your game.