Well, my experience with poker stars made me believe that the fix was in. I did VERY well for the first 2 weeks until I asked to pull money out.....then the bad beats were off the charts. This doesn't surprise me nor did I truly believe that the pro's sponsored by any particular site didn't have "perks" to playing with schmoes like me to win 80% of the time.
What a coincidence !I had never played live until they put " $5.00 " in my account to try and suck me in.I ran the 5 up to about 170 and then started looking at how you can take money out and the bad beats started.
Can't believe how many times I was best heads up when all in before the flop.I would have top pair and the other guy would draw 4 cards to make an inside straight or ignorant flush.