Jae’s Manifesto: Rule #2

NOTE: “Manifesto” is written with tongue deeply in cheek, ‘cuz Imma Justa Guy.

Don’t Be Fooled By Randomness

“I’m The Unluckiest Person Ever” is a phrase you may have told yourself at some point. Well, check this out.

The loser lost to a 2 out of 52, followed by a 1 out of 51, back to back (link). In probability terms, the likelihood of losing is 1/52 times 1/51.

Does this mean the loser had done anything wrong, is there anything that the loser would’ve done differently? Nope. That probably doesn’t make this loser (a professional) feel much better, but faced with the same situation? Same decision.