“You wouldn’t even know what a streak is!”
That’s the line Jack Lemmon said to Kevin Spacey with utter contempt as he berated him in the brilliant film Glengarry Glenross. (If you haven’t seen it yet I can’t recommend it highly enough.)
I’ve noticed that poker results seem to run in streaks too. This week German pro Marvin Rettenmaier became the first player ever to win back-to-back WPT events. He won the $25,000 WPT championship in Las Vegas for $1.1 million and then last week he took down the $4400 Cyprus classic for $288,000. He did it the hard way in Cyprus as well – running KK into AA with 11 players left and being down to just 8 big blinds before making the comeback.
What is it about streaks though? They definitely do happen but is just normal statistics at play or is there something more to it? Whoever comes up with the best explanation in the comments section will win this week’s prize. Answer this week’s poll and leave your comments with your Twitter username to be in with a chance of winning a €19.80 Irish Winter Festival token.
Congratulations to djronburgandy (@djdoc2001 on Twitter) for winning last week’s poll