Saturday, August 01, 2009

Sometimes you just have to wonder about the RNG

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $24.25
SB: $34.15
BB: $14.15
UTG: $50.00
Hero (UTG+1): $50.75
UTG+2: $50.00
MP1: $24.15
MP2: $0.50
CO: $50.00

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG+1 with 2d 3h
UTG raises to $1.75, 5 folds, BTN raises to $3, 2 folds, UTG raises to $9.75, BTN calls $6.75

Flop: ($20.25) Td Ah Th (2 players)
UTG bets $20.25, BTN calls $14.50 all in

Turn: ($49.25) Ad (2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($49.25) Ac (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $49.25
BTN shows Ts Tc (four of a kind, Tens)
UTG shows Kc As (four of a kind, Aces)
UTG wins $46.80
(Rake: $2.45)

No comment as I wear my TFH

1 comment:

The Professor said...

Ouch! Obviously, your suspicion of the RNG's legitimacy is tongue in cheek (the tin foil hat reference should make that clear to all) but to borrow a phrase that's all the rage these days, it's a teachable moment. First, I saw someone stone dead to runner runner quads catch them with real cards in a tournament. It happens. Secondly, assuming we didn't know what you or anyone else mucked in this hand, AK was a 989-1 dog after the flop. Yes, that is the biggest possible suckout in poker, and extremely unlikely, but it's not the 1 in a million miracle everyone likes to swear that it is. Unlikely events occur because something with a 5% chance of happening will happen about 5% of the time, NOT because "Jokerstars" or anything else is rigged and out to get him. Poker players are funny; we think we should win half of the time (or at least the appropriate pct.) when we're behind and 100% of the time when we're ahead. I don't think I know anyone who has never pouted, "I never win a race." It seems to me that everyone can't lose every race. We all forget the 80% of the time our AA held up against QQ but we remember every time they got cracked. It's like calculating airline safety by comparing every news story about a plane crash to every news story about a safe landing. Once you've played hundreds of thousands of hands, as I presume most if not all of your readers have, you've seen some amazing things.

Now, about the President's birth certificate...Just kidding!!

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