May 21, 2008
Here’s an interesting ‘tell all’ story about poker bots in action. Personally, I’m still on the fence, as I feel most poker bots play abc style ‘robotic’ poker that all low limit donks play – and while these bots may spew chips slightly less than a real human, they are not so advanced to be thinking along multiple lines – therefore, these bots would be no tougher to play against than your regular micro-stakes donk. Maybe I’m just naive, or hopeful, or interestingly enough overconfident (like most poker players).
October 17, 2007
Absolute Poker is currently in the midst of a PR nightmare, and perhaps a bigger concern for the online poker community in general.
Apparently, there has been evidence of ‘super accounts’ on the site – capable of seeing everyone’s hole cards, ip addresses, names, etc. These accounts won a lot of money and then proceeded to ‘dump’ it in 200/400 NL games, to a newly created account, that cashed out right away.
You can read more about it on Pocketfives or Two Plus Two poker forums.
It’s a scary thought, and certainly something to be concerned with while playing online. Thankfully, we’re all addicted and can’t stop playing, so we don’t have to worry too much! GG me.