POTC Fansite Home POTCF Forums POTCF Gallery Blogs POTCF Arr!cade POTCF User Pages Register! Casino!

Go Back   Pirates of the Caribbean Online Fansite & Forums > POTCO Game Forums > POTCO Mini-Games > Marked Cards, Sunk Ships, and Fishing Tales
Blogs FAQDonate Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read

Notices

Marked Cards, Sunk Ships, and Fishing Tales Archive forum for POTCO Mini-Games

Old Why you get caught cheating

Login or Register now to see less ads.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-14-2008, 04:37 PM
pessemist pessemist is offline
Swabby
pessemist's Primary Pirate Info

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 13
pessemist is scurvy dog
Why you get caught cheating

The reason the game 'catches' you cheating is that your cheat card is a duplicate of a card in play.

For example, say there are a six of clubs and a six of hearts on the flop and you decide to 'swap' a card in your hand for another six to give you three of a kind.

Now you look into your cheat card collection you see a six of hearts and swap it out.

You win the hand with three of a kind but get caught cheating because there are two six of hearts in play.

Another problem is trying to cheat too early and having your 'cheat' card duplicated in the flop or the river. Even with a great hand you must fold immediately if a duplicate of your cheat card turns up.

Harder to deal with is a duplicate of your cheat card held by another player and thus undetected by you. Say a six of clubs and six of spades come up in the flop and you add the cheat card six of hearts. No problem as they are all different suits. But unbeknownest to you another player holds a six of hearts in their hold cards. Now when you both show your hand you are caught cheating because there are two six of hearts on the table.

So there are definate rules to cheat successfully.

1) Don't swap until at least the Turn card has been laid down.

2) The ideal time to cheat is when only one other player is left and the pot is very large. Filling a flush is the least statistical probability of being in the other players hold cards. Filling a Straight is the second best hand to use a cheat card on.

3) Cheat rarely. The circumstances when it is advantages to cheat are when the pot has been bid up to an enormous amount and there are only 1 or 2 players left in the hand. I only play at high stakes table and if caught cheating the fine is all your winnings since sitting down plus 100g..so my minimum is 100+ gold in the pot if I want to cheat and usually it is 300g+

4) Since you lose ALL you winnings since sitting down in addition to the 100G penality, you should periodically stand up from the table to reset the winnings total. ...or, if it has been awhile, refrain from cheating during a hand until you clear the the table by standing. It is not worth the risk of losing 2000-3000K in winnings for a single hand.

As a note I play poker often and usually win 2000G-3000g at a single sitting. Very rarely do I cheat more than 1-2x during a match. I don't want to waste a cheat card and if I am going to cheat, I am going to make it worth my while by allowing the circumstances to be perfect: ie Huge pot with only 1 or 2 players left in the hand. I look to fill an inside sraight or complete a flush.

Consider the hand you want to make with your cheat card. If there are only two face cards with the flop & turn on the table, and a lot of players are raising each other, odds are someone has three of a kind. Pulling a cheat card to make your own three of a kind carries a high risk of someone holding a matching card in their hand.

I hope these tidbits help and if you see me in Cuba or other high match table, be prepared to play or pray because only skills or direct intervention of your favorite diety will help you.

Pesse Mystic

Last edited by pessemist; 05-14-2008 at 09:15 PM..
  #2  
Old 05-14-2008, 06:26 PM
Lucy's Avatar
Lucy Lucy is offline
Voodoo Princess
Lucy's Primary Pirate Info
Awards Showcase
Signature Donation Award 
Total Awards: 1


Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 207
Lucy is scurvy dog
nice little write up, I have been to wimpy to cheat, although I do pretty well at holdem anyway, its black jack i need to cheat on lol.
  #3  
Old 05-14-2008, 06:55 PM
Sarah's Avatar
Sarah Sarah is offline
Coffee I.V. Please
Sarah's Primary Pirate Info
Awards Showcase
Pirating To The End Award EKB Day Award St. Patrick's Day 2011 Award Happy Valentine's Day Award 2010 Holiday Award Halloween'10 Award Talk Like A Pirate Day 2010 Patriot Pirate's 2010 Award 
Total Awards: 19


Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Eating tortillas in Tortuga
Posts: 3,693
My Mood: Mornin
Sarah is well renown pirateSarah is well renown pirateSarah is well renown pirateSarah is well renown pirateSarah is well renown pirate
Quote:
4) Since you lose ALL you winnings since sitting down in addition to the 100G penality, you should periodically stand up from the table to reset the winnings total.
Thanks, learned something new today
__________________

Donate : POTCO Wiki : Site Rules :
  #4  
Old 05-14-2008, 09:15 PM
Angel's Avatar
Angel Angel is offline
Who got the Ban...We do!!
Angel's Primary Pirate Info

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,920
Angel is a pirate wannabe
Ive actually finally sat down to the BJ tables and wow...walk away with an avg of 5K. I cheat once or twice if UI have a face card...other than that I mostly double down or just ride it out and hope for a dealer bust. Oh padres where the stakes are higher helps too.
__________________
"Angel" - Member of War Wenches
MASTERED; All Weaponry MASTERED; War Fleet *BOSS COMPLETE!!*
"Hunter" - Officer of The Elite Circle
MASTERED; All Weaponry Mastered *Except doll, waiting for the last 80 reps :!*; War Fleet *BOSS COMPLETE!!*
"Angel Sea Hunter (aka ASH)" GuildMaster of The Elite Circle
Notoriety lvl 24; Weaponry lvl 12+ *Coming off the bench!*
"Vixen" - Member of War Wenches
Notoriety lvl 24 & Growing- War Galleon "Red Tiger"
  #5  
Old 05-15-2008, 01:35 AM
Anne Wildsilver's Avatar
Anne Wildsilver Anne Wildsilver is offline
Swabby
Anne Wildsilver's Primary Pirate Info

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Anne Wildsilver is scurvy dog
Wow, I guess I have been lucky to never be caught, but I do have a lot of times that the swap fails. I really only cheat when I am trying to finish a quest quickly, and don't really cheat when I am playing just for gold.
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:21 AM.

POF on Facebook

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.