You Won’t Believe What Happened to Brian Rast – June 11, 2011 | Nolan Dalla
Las Vegas, NV (June 11, 2011) – “The Butterfly Effect” is a well-known term which seeks to explain the unbreakable bonds between all universal matter. The phrase was initially coined as a relatively simple way to illustrate a far more complex scientific concept.The hypothetical question posed was, “Does a butterfly flapping its wings in Kansas eventually create a typhoon in the South Pacific?” Even a fragile butterfly has a measurable effect on air current by flapping its tiny wings. It follows then, that a storm cycle occurring many months later, thousands of miles away, is one of the many outlying by-products of the butterfly’s initial action.“The Butterfly Effect” applies to poker, too. Unfortunately, many fail to grasp its nuances. Even the most subtle actions can affect the ultimate outcome of a poker tournament. Consider for a moment that any motion whatsoever — a laugh, a sneeze, a smile, a wave, or even the most ordinary of common distractions – can and often will cause a poker dealer to shuffle a deck of cards in a slightly different way. Just one card out-of-place at any time, by consequence, changes the entire sequence of cards which follow the remainder of the tournament.
Note: If you’re wondering what any of this has to do with the most recent tournament held at the World Series of Poker, we’ll get to that in a moment.
Since actions at one table are very likely seen and heard by players at adjoining tables, increasingly larger numbers of people are affected by the initial motion. Then, secondary tables feel the aftereffects of what happened. Moments later, the next outlying group of tables and players facilitate an unbreakable line of countless corollaries which in a sense not only change the outcome of what happens in poker, but impacts the world.