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Daniel Negreanu Speaks About Suspicious Algorithm on Poker Sites

Written By: Maya Michaels | July 28, 2020 | Posted In Poker News

As we know, there is still no live poker events, however, this no problem for six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu. He has been spending his time away from physical tables at digital ones and practicing his live game. 

One method he’s used to perfect the in-person play is the streaming service PokerGO®. 

“The good news is, not just the World Series, but PokerGO® has an extensive library of footage that I use often as sort of training for playing against, specifically, a lot of the higher roller players,” Negreanu said.

“I will collect data using [PokerGO®] because you have tons of footage that I can cut up and kind of create game plans against specific players. So absolutely, yeah. I use it for the World Series as well.”

Daniel finds the online game to be very convenient.

“You’re playing online, it’s very comfortable, I’m playing in my underwear. I’ve spent all month in my underwear. Why put pants on? There’s no point. So there’s comfort and ease. And you can keep notes on players. 

As for the popular opinion that there’s an algorithm in poker sites juicing individual and community cards at times, Daniel says that’s not the case. 

“Actually, no offense, but that actually doesn’t make much sense because when you play live poker, the cards are shuffled and anything can happen… When you play online, the cards are shuffled, completely random, even more random frankly, so anything can happen. There is no algorithm that’s designed to say, ‘Oh, this hand we’re going to screw [someone]… we’re going to make 9-3 beat aces, it doesn’t work that way,” Negreanu stated when asked about potential online algorithms. 

“It can’t work that way. Completely random. In fact, actually, you could say that online is more random because sometimes when you have a dealer that isn’t shuffling the cards all that well, some of the cards may be closer together or you’re not getting a completely random shuffle. Whereas online it is completely pure and absolutely random.”

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