In 2001 I got made redundant from a well known .com boom/bust company. At the time there were not many jobs, a colleague and I played a lot of poker and one night we came up with a crazy scheme to make a computer program to play online poker for real money. Our first attempts were laughable, but as time went on our bots got better and our methods more sophisticated.

Over the years pokerbot research became more openly discussed, with sites such as pokerai.org, openholdem, winholdem. Over the years we held a few accounts at different sites and chipped in the odd contribution when we could. But recently we have decided we should be slightly more open about what we do. Therefore we got ourselves a blog and registed an “official” name on forums.

pokerai.org: Oscar
openholdem: Oscar
winholdem: Oscar