… in poker. A Supreme Court is needed.
The problem is simply that while making EV+ plays will win in long term in ring games, in tournaments, which are a much more fun type of game, you can make all the right decisions and still get your “ace” handed to you on a plate. To win a tournament, you need a whole series of lucky decisions to go in your favor, equivalent to a coin flip coming up heads eight times in a row.
In last nights late evening 1 million-chip tournament I hardly made an error in the decisions I made.
Early on I had few chips and fewer decent cards, but even with my ration of 5s and 2s, I managed to win a few bluffs and a lucky double up on a steal-gone-wrong where my K 2 cracked a pair of Queens.
On the final table I called a raise and a call from the BB with 4 2 suited. The flop came 2 2 5 and opponents were not pleased when I snatched the tournament lead, although in retrospect, I might have won even more chips by slow playing this unlikely monster.
With only 3 players left I was leading and going away, winning pots at will with bully raises as my opponents cowered behind their cards and sunglasses.
My case rests. We need a Supreme Court of Poker that will reverse unjust decisions made by the RP poker algorithms. We need to march in protest to Replay Poker House and chain ourselves to the railings and go on hunger strikes until this is done.