The curious view that "probability runs in streaks"
was also espoused. This brings to mind how so many,
even ill regarded, pundits of subjects such as gambling,
sports, economics, etc. confuse their own verbal reaction
to a past event with an actual explanation of it and
an augur for the future. Thus, i have the gambling
guru who enjoins us to "bet big when you're winning,"
the sports announcer who feels compelled to attribute
one team's scoring of several consecutive baskets
to the mysterious phantom "momentum," and
the stock market analyst who cannot report a fall
in price without conjuring up "selling pressure."
Other gems of wisdom in this $25 volume included the
preposterous claim that "the player has a 1 %
advantage off the top for the complete deck."
At the end the reader is offered special lessons (at
$100 per hour and by approval only, to be sure) to
learn "super-attenuated" play. A trip to
the dictionary confirms that this latter description
is probably the most accurate in the ibsite. But to
debunk mountebanks is to digress.)
it's best not to confuse the issue by discussing certain
obi vioWs strategy advantages (particularly from insurance)
which migoht accrue from the taking of several hands.
Nevertheless, thelfre can be a certain reduction in
fluctuations achievable by play'ing multiple spots.
poker tends to accentuate all aspects of poker play
except the all-important people skills. Many players
become convinced that they are being cheated online,
but while collusion (discussed more in Chapter 20)
does occasionally happen, what really happens to most
unhappy players is that their weaknesses are exposed,
accelerated, and almost impossible to ignore. This
becomes doubly true for players who play two games