Monday, July 10, 2006

Don't Play with a Cheetah?
(In Response To DY)


Dominic just phoned me up. He's heard of backgammon on Party for
real money and can't understand what's to stop someone running Jellyfish to


1st Thing is to tell Dominic to get out of the Stone Age! "Snowie" is the latest bestest BG software, Jellyfish is old hat.

OK addressing the point: Theoretically not much stops a player from using Snowie aside from a time constraint.

There are 3 options for clock length when one plays a game. The larger the stakes the faster the clock I would use, as it takes time for Snowie to recieve the board state then run its 100,000 simulations, calculate the equities, and present the best move. If a player is working with only a 1 Minute global timer for the game he should be hard pressed to get Snowie on the case for many moves.

That Said, of course a shrewd player might gain an advantage by only using Snowie in a few “high volatility” situations to determine the best path forward or for cube decisions.

Of course saying all that, this is Party who figured out a way to block 3rd party software (such as PokerTracker and PokerOffice) from datamining poker tables that the user is not currently engaged on. Perhaps that is the holdup on raising the stakes limits. whilst Party devises an anti 3rd party BG software defence.


At July 10, 2006 5:16 PM, Blogger David Young said...

Interesting answer, I've passed this on to him.

Meanwhile, did you get my email about your phone number?


At July 10, 2006 7:13 PM, Blogger MadYank said...

LOL Yes I sent you a reply. Did you not get it?

At July 10, 2006 7:41 PM, Blogger David Young said...

No I didn't. That's the second e-mail I've not received today. Could you send it to



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