Technologies Holdem Bot was first released on the Bonus
Bots website in March of 2008. It was an
innovative product, but had it's limitations. The user
could only adjust it's playing decisions by a series of
dropdown settings on the graphical interface. Still, it
was one of the better poker bot products to
actually become available to the public. The primary
target was fixed limit games back then. Many of us did
well clearing poker room deposit bonuses with it.
wanted a No Limit bot, however, and they wanted
to be able to customize it more. Shanky released several
upgrades per month until the bot was capable of holding
it's own in low stakes NL games in the fall of 2008.
With each release the user could control the playing
instructions more and more.
spring of 2009, Shanky Technologies released
Generation 2 of their Holdem Bot software, which
incorporated a new way for the user to create their own
set of playing instructions: an easy-to-understand
programming language called Poker Programming
Language, or PPL for short. This was a unique
development, because it was designed for laymen and not
programmers. Most experienced poker players who know
their way around a computer keyboard could now
completely customize the bot's playing instructions and
save them as 'profiles' in Notepad.
was a plethora of user-created profiles soon being
developed. A profiles marketplace appeared in the
Bonus Bots support forum where members traded and sold
profiles targeting different game types. Many good ones
were shared freely. This practice continues to this day.
years that followed, more variables were added to PPL,
and improvements are still posted regularly. In the
software business, the developers must stay active and
hands-on in order to keep up with changes in their
environment - otherwise they quickly become obsolete.
The political climate for online poker has been a rocky
ride, and online poker rooms go in and out of business,
or change networks and software on a regular basis.
Through it all, Shanky Technologies has been there and
continues to offer an outstanding product at a very
reasonable price. These guys are dedicated - and good at
what they do.
the features include:
ability to tweak your own profile from as little
as one simple line of PPL for one unique situation, to
creating your own full-blown playing profile that
handsles every possible poker situation.
• A good
tight-aggressive profile for NL cash games that
can be used right out of the box to grind rakeback or
clear bonuses, which can be easily tweaked here and
there as the user sees fit.
Excellent free profiles available for MTT's and
ability to multi-table up to 6 tables at a time.
built-in adjustable bathroom-break feature, so
your bot appears human to your opponents.
Top-notch support and an active community of members
who are helpful with questions and responsive to topical
discussions about online poker.
Shanky's goal to supply a product which has no
competition. They have accomplished this, as to this
date there is no comparable product on the market.