Author: Larry

Larry is a “jack of all trades”. He is a professional poker player, copywriter, and a travel enthusiast. He is here to share his wisdom and experience with others.

Poker Bots and What They Mean to You

Before we start lets clarify. An odds calculator like Texas Calculatem is not a bot but it gives you A lot of the same advantages as a bot. While many have a doubt about something like it, KoinQQ does not actually run on bots and their actions. Odds calculators are not banned from any of the popular poker rooms. An odds calculator will just tell you what move to make by calculating the known cards and what is left in the deck and the chances that another player will have a better hand than you. A bot on the other hand is fully automated, it plays poker without any human intervention. You can turn your poker bot on and then go to bed and wake up and most likely be broke or way ahead depending on the quality of table you chose and the limits you set in your bot.

A lot of people wonder if they should be allowed to use poker bots or not? Some players think that poker bots aren’t as efficient as people make them out to be. In reality poker is about really playing the cards you are dealt and figuring out your competition. You need to know what your opponents are going to do. You have to be smart enough to watch at a poker table and pick one with weak,tired or fatigued opponents. A real player will only play at times when he thinks his competitors are tired or intoxicated.

There is a difference between real players and poker bots that never have “hunches” and never get tired,emotional,angry or careless. a long tournament can wear me or you thin especially tournaments that go 12+ hours. after 12 hours a human will definitely not be playing his best but a poker bot will show no fatigue.

Playing against a bot that you think is a real human player is definitely a disadvantage that becomes gets stronger as the tournament goes on. It is s a form of cheating and most poker sites agree,especially Poker Stars who are adamant about poker bots. This does not include odds calculators which if you follow perfectly you will be playing as a poker bot yourself and will continue to play solid no matter how long the session lasts. Cheating at cards has been around since card games were invented. Now people can cheat on line and if they are careful they will never be caught. Its not like catching a card shark dealing off of the bottom and then making him pay (if you know what i mean).

Poker bots are here to stay, because there is a huge demand for anything to get an advantage over others and win. Money and greed are huge motivators and will cause many people to cheat regardless of the consequences. Poker bots do not necessarily have superior playing ability but they never deviate. A Poker bot will not get tired and even an odds calculator which is allowed at most sites including Poker Stars can give you an extreme advantage over others during tournament play.