Ok, I'll start off by saying that I used to be convinced the FTP was rigged. It seemed that every time I was all-in against a worse hand I lost and it never went the other way for me. I had all these theories about how they make sure that they can maximize the rake and how they pick on the players who constantly reload their bankroll (that was me 3 years ago), etc., etc. I was a good poker player and it was all rigged. It just wasn't the same as playing poker live.
Then I started dealing poker. I did that for a year and saw the same crap as I saw online. I have dealt 3 royal flushes and in 5 years of playing poker my highest hand is a K high SF. I quickly realized that in an 8 hour work day dealing cards I was probably DEALING the same amount of hands as I was GETTING DEALT in 2 or 3 hours of online dealing.
FACT: There are A LOT of hands dealt in a short period of time online.
FACT: Many computer nerds have sought out to prove online poker is rigged by tracking millions of hands and comparing the percentages to what they should be and every time it all comes out right. I have also done this on Pokerstars, FTP, and UB. It all adds up, folks.
FACT: Poker sites have very little to gain and A LOT to lose by rigging their sites.
FACT: 1 Bad beat can seem like 10 when you let it fester in your mind and dwell on it.
ADVICE: Get over it. Next hand, please.
FICTION: Your are losing money not because you are a bad player, but because poker sites are rigged.