Online poker players who win more hands win less money

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A recent study by a Cornell graduate student found that, contrary to what common sense would suggest, online poker players win less money when they win more hands.

Sociology doctoral student Kyle Siler analyzed 27 million online hands of six-player no-limits Texas Hold'em and found that those who win multiple times usually win smaller pots, and this causes them to undervalue the damage caused by the occasional, bigger losses.