Tonight I had a poker night with two of my best friends. We didn’t get together at a kitchen table, instead, we logged into Pokerstars to play at the same virtual table. We had lot’s of fun. We talked on the phone the whole time 🙂 At first we joked about colluding with each other to fix the game (since we were at a table with other players from around the world), but we ended up just chatting about work and other shared interests while we played.
It turns out there are a few ways to collude at poker, but most strategies seem related to shifting chips between players, and not of magically fixing the returns. On a few hands, we ended up actually shifting chips to our competitors by mistake. At the end of the game, I placed second and won about $5.