@jazzbythebay - I know the player you are talking about. I spotted her early on and followed her progress through the ranks. It was obvious to me early on that she would go pretty much as far as she wanted to here. I’m sure she ran well and probably didn’t have any major runs of bad luck but she’s a skilled player. Take a look at her biggest pots won and you can see these aren’t flukes. If you go to a player’s profile and see their biggest pots are like 2-pair, Jacks and 2’s then go look at how the hand played. Most of the time its when they were in the BB and happened to hit 2-pair against someone who limped in AJ or QQ. Those people tend to be luck-boxes. This players top hands are just good aggressive poker. She can win on just about every table she plays on here until she runs into the very best players here. I would have bought a piece of her action in the 1st month because I was that sure.
So, yes its possible to do what she did without it being a matter of pure luck. On the other side of that coin, a player came through here about a month ago and ran her stack up from 0 to about 500 million before crashing back down to 0. She was a luckbox and caught both sides of that wave. If you pay enough attention, you’ll find explanations for most everything you see here.