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I only play the free tourneys here, and the way the cards are played out makes me a very unlucky person or someone who is being cheated. I have done quite well, results-wise, making a couple final tables and actually earning a few cents. But I am playing poker like a man who knows he is being cheated - folding huge starting hands because I know they are going to be beat by an inferior hand. Once I am deep into a tourney I pretty much stop playing and just run down my stack to place in the "money". Experience has shown that if I play against a bigger stack, I will lose a majority of the time no matter what I am holding. To beat the system I play hands in a way the software will not expect, and fold hands it expects me to play. AA? Forget about it, it is like 7-2 - I had AA deep in a tourney, and had one of the chip leaders push all in with Q-10 suited. the flop came JJA - umm, hello, and why was I not happy with this flop? I thought to myself - ok, how am I going to lose this hand - the turn came and "oh, that's how, just bend over and take it up the butt with a coconut, because the cheaters are laughing in your face - yes, a K came, giving him a royal flush. That is just one example of numerous, and I mean numerous beats which boggle the mind. I pride myelf on my intuition  - it is usually spot on when getting my money in - 85-90% of the time I get it all in with the best of it, but unfortunately on this site I rarely win the money after the turn and river come. It is like the funny Helmuth quote, "if it wasn't for luck I'd never lose", or in this case, cheaters.  

Further examples of the absurdity of the cards - I will be playing two tourneys simultaneously - one low ball, the other high. In the low ball I am constantly picking up hands which would make me salivate if it had been high. Razz - first 3 cards are usually paired up - AAx, KKx, JJx, 1010x - over and over and over - fold fold fold fold. In the Stud tourney, going on at the same time - 24J, 72Q, 852, 948 - fold fold fold fold. It is a complete joke, if this was a live card room i would give up cards and never return, knowing I have to be the biggest cooler in the county. However, I play live cards, and while I can get cold decked, it is nothing like I see here, and my big hands hold up the way they should, I lose a few of them, win most of the time, makes me feel that statistics is a science, not some software witchcraft with a cheating wizard behind a curtain.

The usual repsonse to this is, "fish, you just play losing poker, prove it".  To prove it I would need to have acces to the code, and since nobody is getting access, it can't be proved. However, I would like you to prove that it is not rigged - which you cannot do. Which means everyone has to have trust in the software - which is a very bad joke. 

I will never deposit money here, the software is bogus, but I will admit playing for free is still fun, it is a real challenge trying to not only beat the opponent, but outsmarting the software as well. if you are one of the lucky ones who don't have the bad beats, good for you. I played at another site for 5 years before it got shut down, and I was on their "good behavior" list, which means I experienced normal variance -  I won a lot of money. Here, I somehow got on the &^%^ list and there is no turning back - getting kicked in the nuts over and over and over.......

addendum - As I wrote this I was playing a Hubble Hold em tourney - The big stack at the table raised, someone pushed all in, the big stack called with 95 offsuit, the all in player had AJ - flop came 558 - I knew it before the cards hit the felt. Next hand I thought I would try the same thing, the only difference was my stack was not the largest, and, yeah, I'm on the ^&#$ list - pushed all in with 7 3 offsuit, if the big stack can raise with 9 5 offsuit, and hit trips, why can't I? Big stack called with K7 off suit - flop comes KXX, turn another K, I don't even hit a pair.....

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