In fact it did not really have all that much to do with me to be honest, I have not suddenly gotten better at playing poker on the internet. In essence I simply ran into a lot of people who seemed intent on losing a lot of money. I have been playing on this site called poker88 Asia and I simply got into games with people who did not play the game very well. Of course much of the time I was playing with great cards, that always helps and the whole time I was playing things pretty straight. If the odds favored me I took my chances, but if they did not I played without taking big risks. However in this case there was a chat and this one guy seemed to bluster like a hurricane, especially when he was bluffing. I only noticed it because he tried to bluff me when I was really running good with the cards. Once I had a full house, threes and sixes. It was not a strong hand relative to many, but it was certainly worth the risks I took. He tried to convince me that I was a fool, but I held fast.
At any rate I got way ahead on the night and the guy kept on bluffing. I just figured that I was playing with house money as they say. So I was a lot more willing to call his bluff, especially after I got a feel for the way he behaved. It was really unusual. The next night I got into a pair of people who were just taking wild chances, the sort that you can not really justify if you are playing the game seriously. I did not feel great about taking their money to tell the truth.