@DianeAbbottI couldn't agree more with your comments. Variance and running bad are all part of the game. I think what a lot of players seem to forget is that you actually want to be called by players with hands that are statistically under dogs, it's how good players make money. IE exploiting weak players who shove with any old junk.
It's also amazing how those same players who bemoan their bad luck never complain when they hit a suckout or as is often the case win against those weaker hands.
My particular pet peeve is players who moan about having AA cracked when they have shoved all in pre flop and got called by some junk that sucks out. At the end of the day AA is ONLY a pair and if I'm right I believe that statistically JTs is actually a slight favourite because of the straight and flush possibilities so if you hold JT suited the correct play is to call any all in.
I'd also like to add that if the poker site is conspiring against a player it must be industry wide collusion because so far this month I've been experiencing bad beats across all sites I play on lol
Do I get mad, in the moment yes and I have been know to smash the odd keyboard back in the day when I used to play for decent money lol The thing is I know that as long as I've played the hand correctly there is always a chance I am going to lose (unless I flop the nuts) so I tend to take it in my stride. If I've played badly then that is more of a concern as it shows a weakness in my game that I need to fix.
More annoying to me is when I'm replying to a post and playing at the same time and look up to see that I've just auto folded AK suited on the button with everyone folding before me
How likely is it that a chessgame plays out exactly the way it did in retrospect? Yet an extreme unlikelyness will play out on every single game. Every single person you see on the streets at just that time an place would've been extremely unlikely, and you can walk all day and see thousands of them.
Unlikely events happen all the time, whether you and the other person have the same suit and value or you have H10 D5 and he has C2 D7. But you don't remember the mundane only the outcomes that impacted you.