Wednesday, June 30, 2010

If Only Poker Forum Members Didn't Post Such Dumb Comments!...Especially When They Talk About Cheating

Like many other thousands or millions of people, I read the posts on many different poker forums, even though I am not a member of any. Frankly, I just couldn't contribute to these forums that are populated not necessarily by dumb people, but by people who make dumb comments, especially when it comes to cheating at poker online and in brick and mortar poker rooms.

To give you an example of this poker forum dumbness, I am not going to quote something said that is so obviously stupid but rather something that is more subtily stupid. I found this "subtlepidity" on the PocketFives forum on a thread discussing how rigged Full Tilt Poker is or isn't. One poster said, "But online poker, with the exception of known cheating scandals, is not rigged."

Now, let's break down the stupidity of that statement. Of course we know that if cheating scandals are not known, they are not known. Which means we know about the cheating scandals only to the extent that they are known, right? So in other words, if the cheating is not known, then we can't say it isn't happening, right? I can sit here and bend sentences in a million different ways, but in the end, I know--and I hope you do too-that since so many cheating scandals ARE known, we have to assume that there are many other cheating scandals that are not known, right? Which means there is a heck of a lot of online poker cheating going on at Full Tilt Poker...and just about every other online poker site as well...right?