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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The infamous "Software Update"

I havent posted in a while, but have been playing and collecting hands. One thing I started noticing a long time ago is that everytime I would see that I needed a Full Tilt Poker "Software Update" that I would have extremely wild swings in either winnings or losses. I mean I would hit sets, flushes, and straights at the drop of a hat without even sweating about it. I could go on runs for a good amount of money and then all of a sudden a few days later I would get hit with the Software Update again and be unable to hit even a pair consistently and lose most of if not all of the winnings since the last Software Update.

So with a few months of looking at this I have questions that have yet to be answered:

Why does everyone not have to update their software?

Thats right. This seems to be a selective update as I had a few people following along. We did not all have to update at the same time. In fact, it seemed to be very random as to when the update occured. If this really is a simple software update that would add in additional features or improve security I would think that everyone would have to update at the same time. This is NOT the case and in fact the updates between different players were up to 2 weeks apart. Why?

Secondly, why does the software update seem to generate an instant swing in the other direction in which your cards are currently falling?

I have collected enough hands to show that the software updated seems to change the outcome of the cards to the opposite of your current "streak". I have literally gone from hitting one outers to losing after flopping the nuts from what seems to be a software update.

Third. Why is there no history of software upgrades on FT's website? Most other sites allow you to see the current version number as well as past upgrade numbers.

FT for some reason does not show a current version number. You simply install it and it "updates" seemingly at random.

What does this mean? Does Full Tilt control the game more than we think? Can they remotely and with an update control your cards and the "random" way they are dealt as a way to control your winnings and losings? It is seeming more and more probable.

I mean who would have thought that the "update" did not happen to everyone...