Bot Detected on Americas Cardroom During Twitch Stream

Twitch poker streamer, Eric Collier, got down to heads up in a $16.50 buy-in $10K guaranteed tournament on the offshore US-focused Americas Cardroom only to discover he was playing against a bot.

Collier found himself at more than a 2:1 chip disadvantage facing the chipleader FoxRox, but it didn’t take long for him and his viewers to discover that something wasn’t quite right.

His opponent was folding every hand preflop at a point in the tournament that a human player would have been using his stack to pressure his opponent. FoxRox was also always using all but about 6 seconds of his time bank before folding.

On the second to the last hand, the bot, which had obviously had a flaw in its logic or some other type of malfunction, folded its 180,00 chip big blind to a minraise leaving less than 12K in its stack. Collier took down the all in final hand to win $2387.52.

“We’re gonna take it [...] but give a F@ck because there were a bunch of other humans in there guys,” Collier exclaimed.

You can watch the stream below.

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Platinum Pass Winner Kalidou Sow Becomes PokerStars New Ambassador

Frenchman Kalidou Sow is now the newest member of Team PokerStars.

Only a day after Randy “Nanonoko” Lew announced his departure from PokerStars, the red spade room announces a new Team PokerStars member.

French professional poker player, Kalidou Sow is the latest player to join the team and the second signing of this year following Ramon Colillas, PokerStars Players Championship winner.

38-year-old Kaidou achieved an impressive run including three back to back titles in three consecutive months in 2017-18, one of which ultimately led him to win a Platinum Pass.

The French player won the PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event in December 2017. A month later he won another PokerStars event in London which got him the Platinum Pass. And in January 2018, Kaidou won the Winamax Poker Tour High Roller in Paris, his third consecutive major tournament title for combined winnings of nearly $1 million.

“To become an ambassador for PokerStars, it’s a dream for me,” said the newest PokerStars Team ambassador, Kaidou Sow. “Amazing, amazing.”

“My competitiveness has always pushed me to look for opportunities. 2018 was a great year and I am looking forward to what 2019 brings wearing the PokerStars patch,” he added.

Kaidou now joins the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Liv Boeree, Ramon Colillas, and others.

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Randy “nanonoko” Lew Latest to Leave Team PokerStars

American professional poker player, Randy “nanonoko” Lew has announced that he is no longer an ambassador for PokerStars.

The multi-tabling legend went on to social media to announce his departure from the room today.

Nanonoko took the poker world by storm crushing online poker by playing millions of hands online to achieve SuperNova Elite six times between 2007-2013. He achieved this feat by 24-tabling 6-Max NLHE cash games and eventually leading him to become Team PokerStars.

In 2009, the online poker legend surpassed the $1 million mark in cash game earnings – a rare milestone.

He also holds a Guinness World Record for playing 23,493 online hands in eight hours and ending up profitable.

This year alone we have seen a flurry of Team PokerStars members leave the company. First to announce was Jeff Gross who left the company after serving the room for nearly 18 months. He has now joined the rival partypoker’s newly created “Team Online”.

Within 24 hours of Jeff’s announcement, Jaime Staples was the next to announce his departure. Staples had been with the company for 4 years. He is set to join partypoker’s Team Online beginning May 4.

A couple of weeks later, another high profile streamer, Kevin Martin parted ways with PokerStars. And last month, Jake Cody signed off PokerStars.

We have also reasons to believe that Barry Greenstein “the Robin Hood of poker” is no longer Team Pro of PokerStars. Although Barry has yet to officially make an announcement, his name can no longer be seen on PokerStars Team Pro webpage.

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Missed the Global Poker Awards? Watch It Free Here!

The inaugural Global Poker Awards are officially in the books.

Twenty gold trophies were awarded to poker players and industry insiders to commemorate their success and achievements in 2018.

The ceremony took place live at PokerGO Studio inside the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and was made possible by support from the Global Poker Index, PokerGo and PokerStars.

We would tell you who won, but instead we will let you watch for yourself. Check out the Global Poker Awards for free on PokerGo here.

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