A poker bot may have been discovered at the final table of a PokerStars TCOOP tournament. Both sides comment on PokerStars player meeting. Dutch Boyd on staking. And more.
Players at the final table of TCOOP Event #8 may have unwittingly discovered a bot when they tried to make a final table deal. Despite a lot of money on the line, one player seemed completely unresponsive to the entire 57-minute ordeal, despite actively playing in several other tournaments while it all went down.
While there is no official word from PokerStars at this time, it seems reasonable to conclude the player in question was a bot. The chat log would seem to indicate two things:
Point one is nice to know, and I’d like to see PokerStars implement other procedures that require human intervention to complete.
Point two is quite simply, alarming.
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- The players who represented the community and PokerStars have both weighed in on the recent meeting between the two sides in Montreal. Here’s what each side took away from the meeting, and my thoughts on what it all means for poker.
- Dutch Boyd breaks down the ins and outs of poker tournament staking in his latest blog post. In the post Boyd discusses everything from markup, to the pros and cons of makeup, to trust, to tax implications.
- What kind of shape is the PokerStars brand in New jersey? This is a topic I decided to explore in this column.
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