Before I discovered PKC Poker, I took part in many private poker games - using decentralised mobile applications.
It's up to the individual users to provide their own security, however - truth be told - hardly anyone does it. (It's complicated and expensive.)
This huge mistake cost me around $15,000.00...
...as well as 120 hours of valuable "work" time. (Poker is my job after all.)
Here's what happened...
At first I just thought I was unlucky, losing hand after hand.
They we're beating the living crap out of me for about 45 days.
Then it struck me...
I suspected they were "super-using" against me.
The creator of the app left a backdoor in the system that allowed him to see the hands of all the other players.
And he was sharing this information with a small team of dishonest thieves.
They were clever... and they used a strategy where they never revealed their cards at showdown.
They just waited for people to bet or raise on a bluff, and then they re-raised, causing you to fold...
...while at the same time - they never gave any action when you flopped a set or had value.
With help from a friend, I carried out extensive analysis of all the hands I played and that's when my hunch was confirmed.