question you are asking is probably, Is ICM-bot a
scam? The answer all depends on your definition
of scam. They are are real business selling a real
software product, yes. And it does function as well as
it is supposed to, for all intents and purposes. However
we don't feel that it is properly represented on their
sales page, which is really nothing more than a blog.
first warning red flag we noticed was that their
forum is not publicly viewable. You are given access to
it only after you purchase. The simple reason for this
is that they don't want their potential customers to
read the negative feedback from their existing
customers. And they also apparently don't really want
their potential customers to know exactly what it is
they are purchasing until it's too late.
sales page we did understand that we were buying a bot
that could only play sit and go's, I'll give them
that much. But they sure didn't make it clear (for
obvious reasons) that this bot cannot play poker.
It is a very simple piece of software that either goes
all-in or folds before the flop based on the strength of
your hole cards. Granted, that is an acceptable way to
play turbo SNG's. But it's just not a sophisticated
enough approach to win in the long run in our opinion.
frustrating aspect of this is when you get a free play
in the big blind and flop the nuts the bot simply folds
because it cannot play post-flop, period. I don't
see how you can rightly call that a pokerbot. Here is a
list of our gripes with this product:
• Way overpriced for
what it is
• Only plays 1-table
• Cannot play poker at
all, has no poker programming, it just shoves or folds
• When it gets a free
play from the big blind and flops the nuts it folds!
• The admin operates a
sneaky, misleading sales approach
• The customer support
forum is quite a disappointment
continue to promote supporting Poker Stars, but
everybody who uses it there gets their account frozen
very quickly and you don't find out about this until you
purchase and get access to the forum.
By contrast, the Shanky
Technologies poker bots are about as far ahead in
sophistication as the space shuttle is above the Wright
brother's first airplane. They perform the simple
function that this software does plus about a zillion
times more. They actually play post-flop poker and play
it well, handle the blind positions intelligently, allow
the user to choose the preflop bet and raise sizes
(including a shoving or folding option), and make good
decisions in NL games based on the opponent's bet size.
They play SNG's of any size, scheduled MTT's, or cash
games as well. All at a lower price than this ICM-bot!
If a preflop push or
fold 1-table SNG bot is something you simply must
have, we highly recommend buying the Shanky bot instead
and just create a profile that uses the Fold or All
In option. That way you can still play solid poker
the times you get a free look from the big blind, and
also play cash games and MTT's when you want as well.
Save the money you would spend on ICM-bot and put it
into your poker account.
For more information we'd
visit the Shanky Technologies forum, which is open to
the public as they apparently have nothing to hide.
(There are a couple private sections but all you have to
do is email a request to join and the admin will
register you; you do not have to be a customer.)
Here is the link: