On one of the noted poker discussion boards, 2+2, players have been discussing the discovery of poker software ‘bots’ that have been playing the $22 one table high speed tournaments.
What’s scary is that these robots were only caught because of an obvious pattern in their betting which was so unusual it drew attention. Once suspicion had started, people started to notice other patterns as well, such as the robots all sitting in the same seat, to ensure that two would never have to play each other.
Had the programmer not made the error, it is unlikely anyone would have even noticed.
I’ve been playing a lot more live poker lately, and winning, and this may be just what I need to tip me over the edge.