Holdem Bot 8.2.5: Back in business at iPoker, 888, Bodog, and Yes some USA sites…

The current version of the Holdem Bot is 8.2.5. If you have a prior version, you should probably download the upgrade, here:


888 Poker finally upgraded in the UK, so the UK 888 Poker setting on this version of the bot is no longer necessary for UK players (and we would advise against activating it now).  Our list of supported sites is growing strong again, resulting in these recent unsolicited customer comments:

“I’m doing well botting cash games at Bet365 again. Thanks for getting them re-supported.”

“I entered the bot in an MTT last night.  With a field of 220, I came in 2nd, and cashed $156! The bot lost at HU with pocket KK, and was beat by the villain who had pocket 44.”

“My bot has been making frequent final table finishes in large-field MTTs lately (500-2000 players) thanks to the KGB profile.”

Speaking of the KGB profile, here is a recent graph posted in our forum showing results from it botting only free-rolls:

Starting with a bankroll of zero and letting the bot loose on free-rolls (and then $1 MTTs) is the best risk/reward ratio you’ll find in online poker. We’ve had members build 4-figure bankrolls this way in the past, without ever making a deposit. You just can’t beat that.

Current iPoker support includes: Bet365, Betfair, and Ladbrokes on the new software — and Titan in venues where they still offer the classic iPoker client.

888 Poker is now supported in the UK as well as continental Europe.

For our USA players:  the bot now supports Ignition Casino, America’s Cardroom, plus three other WPN skins (including 5 Dimes Shark Tank) in addition to Full Flush.

Bodog is now re-supported for the rest of the world as well.

We have so many good profiles to choose from in our forum these days, you’re going to be in good shape no matter which game-type you want to bot. And hey — if you see a move you aren’t thrilled with, it will take you only seconds to tweak the profile to play that situation differently in the future. Poker botting is awesome, man. If you haven’t been doing it lately, now’s the time to get involved again.

That’s it for now. If you need a license, there’s a link for buying one on the bot itself. Have fun at the tables and we’ll see you or your bot on a final table very, very soon.


Shanky Technologies Team

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Opponent Current Stack Sizes Now Available

We just released version 7.9.0 of the Holdem Bot which incorporates a new numeric-valued PPL variable:

MaxCurrentOpponentStackSizeThe number of big blinds that the live opponent (who is still in the hand and not yet folded) with the largest current stack has in his stack at the moment when it is the bot’s turn to act. Can be used on the left of the % comparators to compare to your own stack size and is useful for identifying short-stacked opponents or determining that all the live opponents have your stack covered. Can be used preflop or post-flop.

It works at all supported poker rooms. The new PPL Guide (dated Sept 14) includes examples for using it in sections 3.2.1, 3.5.7, and  3.5.8.

This has been an often-requested feature in the past. So, you can now know your effective stack size – that is, whether your live opponent(s) has a short stack or has you covered at any point during the hand. Many of us are scrambling to update our tournament profiles to push with any two cards against extremely short stacks, and our cash game profiles to draw more liberally for small bets against large stacks.

Meanwhile, one of our members recently tested the default “Doodle” profile for 73,000 hands at NL2 cash games. It’s been awhile since someone posted results on this particular basic test. Here is his graph:

The default Doodle profile is now on version 108 and, as you can see, is playing better than ever. You can safely use it in full ring cash games up to NL10 (and maybe one step higher) especially to grind rakeback and clear deposit bonuses. But of course, if you prefer a more aggressive profile for 6-max cash games we have plenty of those available as well and we recommend you check out the 6pack profile or Wild Bill.

You can download Holdem Bot version 7.9.0 right now, here:


…and start updating your own personal profile to include instructions based on your live opponent’s current stack size.

That’s it for now. If you need a license, there’s a link for buying one on the bot menu itself, or you can reply to this email for instructions on making a direct Paypal, Bitcoin, or Skrill transfer. Have fun manipulating your opponents based on their stack size and we’ll see you or your bot at the final table soon.


Shanky Technologies Team

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Poker Bot for BetOnline Poker is Here

We’ve got news. Our Holdem Bot now works at BetOnline Poker, in all game types and at all table types.

This is a big USA-friendly poker room tied to a huge online sports book (which may explain why the games are so soft). The bot multi-tables well at this site. It plays 10-max, 6-max, and 2-max tables. It plays SNG’s and MTT’s, and follows the table changes for you in the MTT’s. During testing we had quite a bit of enthusiastic feedback, including:

“Every cash game I tested so far I tripled my stack in using the 6-pack profile.”

“Every SNG and MTT I tested I finished in the money.”

If you want to have a go at BetOnline Poker, download Holdem Bot version 7.8.0 here:


Also, we’re trying to decide what other sites on this network (Chico) to add support for. We’re thinking PayNoRake looks good. If you have suggestions, please reply to this email with them.

That’s it for now. If you need a license for the Holdem Bot there’s a link for purchasing one on the bot menu. Have fun at BetOnline and we’ll see you or your bot at the cashier window.


Shanky Technologies Team

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Bitcoin for Online Poker – and Poker Bots!

Shanky Technologies now accepts Bitcoin in payment for our all three of our Poker Bot licenses. This is a direct payment through Coinbase, so if you have a Coinbase account you can pay from your balance if you like.

More and more online poker rooms are accepting Bitcoin deposits as well. Among those that our Holdem Bot currently supports are the four Winning Poker Network rooms (America’s Cardroom, Blackchip Poker, 5 Dimes Shark Tank, and True Poker), and BetOnline Poker, which our Holdem Bot is currently in beta testing for. In addition, Neteller recently began accepting Bitcoin deposits – which pretty much means you can now use Bitcoin for online poker at any poker site you choose, if you live in a country that Neteller services.

The Bitcoin enthusiast community is an interesting group of people. They seem to be rebels at heart, seeking to live and conduct their personal business freely, outside the oppressive constraints of government scrutiny over every personal financial transaction. Well, who can blame them? Online poker is a good fit for this crowd, as cash moves back and forth across the felt free from outside interference. Bitcoin is essentially online cash, so its presence should only help the online poker industry which has been so negatively affected by unjustifiable government harassment in so many international venues. We feel this is a step back in the right direction. Poker players should be able to play where they want when they want, globally. We all desperately wish to see a return to those days.

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New Holdem Bot Profile Available

Greetings Poker Sharks,

We just posted a new free profile in the support forum. This one is called 6-Pack. It’s loose-aggressive, designed for 6-max cash games. Here’s what Egor says about it:

“This one generally plays the way I do personally. Plenty of loose open-raising, and lots of random raising of one opponent on the flop — including some check-raising from first-position when we were the pre-flop aggressor. Some random pushing on the flop with good hands, or certain draws, after an opponent bets or raises. Also attempts to steal pots on the Turn when a pair flopped (mimicking slow-played trips). Makes a fair amount of random river-steal attempts when there was no betting on the Turn and we have no showdown value.”

Feedback has been good so far. One thing is for sure, the 6-pack is fun to watch — as it really mixes it up with strong post-flop heads up play. You can access it by logging into the forum and going to the Working Profiles board. Look for the new thread titled Egor’s 6-Pack Profile.

By the way, if you are not yet a member please understand there is much more to our forum that you cannot see until you log in. Lots of profiles, help with customizing the plays, and discussions about results and strategies. Right now we’re talking about bluffing more aggressively when you flop a backdoor straight possibility, and working on new code-lines for the bot to make these kinds of plays. So do log in and read around if you haven’t stopped by lately. Here are some recent comments:

“Just wanted to let you know the ‘Tournament Alpha’ profile won first out of 137. Played excellent heads up even with a short stack.”

“I use Webbers profile and I won a 1 euro entry tourney which paid 200 euro. Since then using Webbers profile in MTT’s  I am up another 200 dollars.”

“I’m new to this but seeing success. Tried the Lion profile at 10-player SNG’s.  So far I have played 8 and had 1 first place, 1 second place and two 3rd places …also I just hit 1st place on a satellite tournament to a $50,000 GTD that takes place at 7pm tonight. All these were completely unassisted with just the bot playing.”

And here’s a chart someone posted showing their MTT results:

In case you can’t read that, they are up right around $1,000 so far. Let me tell you, once you start using a bot to play MTT’s you won’t want to play them any other way. Why sit and grind it out for five hours? Let the bot do the heavy lifting and then you come in fresh after it’s in the money and finish it off — or, as many of our customers do, you might decide to let the bot finish it. Our tournament profiles have taken may first place finishes unassisted.

You can download the latest version of the Holdem Bot (version 7.6.2) here:


That’s it for now. If you need a license, there’s a link to purchase one on the bot itself. Have fun with the 6-pack and we’ll see you or your bot at the cashier cage.


Shanky Technologies Team

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