It's an epidemic. It's bad enough that every online poker site let's you win early just to take your money back after you make a withdrawal. As Ron Burgandy says, "It's science." I suppose it's understandable. That's what you get for grabbing your cash and going back for more.
And of course, everyone knows that when a tournament or SNG starts to run long, the "finish quick" algorithm kicks in. You'll both be dealt a flush, or it will be boat vs. boat. But really, the site needs to move things along, so can you blame them. Again this phenomenon is a proven scientific fact. As Brick Tamblen says, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE ARE YELLING ABOUT!"
Which leads me to the venerable World Series of Poker. If you thought this would be the last bastion of "clean" poker, a few minutes of watching ESPN will quickly dispell those beliefs.
ATo vs. KTo and a runner-runner flush sends one packing (you're welcome Alan Cunningham).
John Gale apparently had no friends at the WSOP because they rigged the cards against him. 66 vs. AJ when Gale gets his J on the turn... but the 5 on the river gutshots Gale right back into his seat. On the very next hand they rigged things against him again. TT vs. 44 and a 4 on the flop crippled the Gentleman.
And, who could forget how the behind-the-scenes folks carried T.J. Cloutier to the crown: A5 vs AK, and T.J. catches his gutshot on the river and wears his 6th bracelet.
WSOP poker is rigged. It's undeniable. Who's crazy enough to play this game?