This problem must be addressed, and you must discover how to avoid it. It’s just a fact of life that people are going to take advantage of other people in an not fair manner when given the opportunity to get an edge.
Whether it’s obtaining from your local job or taking millions from innocent people through accounting scams, it’s wrong. My goal is to tell you these common secrets poker 88 not so you can go try them yourself, but to prepare you for what to look for. Cheating is for losers and I don’t expect anyone who is scanning this to ever cheat. Cheating is common in poker and you should know how to avoid it and what to look for.
Cheating at the Corporate Level
It has even happened at the corporate level when a top level executive was caught using a server exploit in which he used to see other players hole cards. Eventually obtaining millions from customers in the mid-part of 2007 at Absolute Poker. He was finally busted and this lead to the biggest scandal in poker. If you want updated information on this you’ll have to Google it.
Cheat One “Instant Messaging”
The first thing to look for is slow tables. You want to avoid these without exceptions. Most of the time the players aren’t just trying to be succinct about their actions, they are cheating. Another reason to avoid slow tables happens because the more hands you play hourly the higher your profit is going to be.
A common way that people take your money is by getting work done in teams. They will sit down at a table with two or three other friends and stink every cent out of any poor soul that sits down. They do this via a technique called Aiming. They use AIM (automated instant messaging) to tell each other what they have. It may not seem like a big help to one another but it is. Knowing that six cards are out of the deck can improve your chances by almost 12%.
Let me give you an example of how it can benefit them even more than that. Say these were aiming and one player had 9 2, the other hand 4 7, and the third hand 2 j. All three of these players flattened pre-flop. The fail comes 2 2 A. If you’re sitting with an expert and you have someone bets like he’s a two I think the aimer might just know you don’t have a two.
A ring game consists of ten players. These are hot spots for the cheaters because they can play against more players and use more people in their team and still keep their profit level high. These advantages that the cheaters have will make it almost impossible for you to win unless you’re just getting the cards that night.
Cheat Two “Co-Op Raising”
Another thing to look out for at tables is players with large stacks. Many times players should go in with a partner and raise re-raise each other pushing other naive opponents out of a pot. The raising and re-raising is supposed to make you think there are two very good hands at play. Even the average player understands that when you’ve been raised and then re-raised in a hand that it’s time to run if you do not have the absolute nut products. If you see odd folds up where no matter what you had he should have called due to pot chances then you should be suspicious as well.
Most of the time they are doing this with junk hands but as a good player you know the right play is to collapse. Now that you know what you are looking for you can use this cheat in your favor. If you spot two players constantly raising and re-raising each other but will never be showing their cards you can trap them. Just calling in this spot will pay you off enormously. Most of the time they will only go to the river card bets big. By this time it doesn’t matter because they just raised and re-raised you enough to double your heap.
Cheat 3 “Chip Dumping”
This is among the most common and easily executed cheat online. The most common place for this cheat is in a 100 player or more $100 buy-in or above tourneys. I have heard of up to 7 guys working together to pull of this cheat because it increases their likelihood of winning enormously.
The process involves computer chip disposal. These players work in teams and dump their chips to one another and finally one end guy. A guy who started out with 1000 chips just got 12, 000 or more handed to him. I don’t know about you but if i double up early in a contest only twice I’m almost guaranteed to make it to the final table.
The only thing that gets in the form of these cheaters is you don’t start at the same table as your team-mate. This is OK because as soon as the players end up at the same table they dump whatever chips they have to each other. It’s pretty much a guaranteed way to make it to the final table. In tourneys where first place walks with 50 or 60 thousand it is worth the effort to these cheaters.