First of all Poker academy has shut down. Another company took over their website but they are not related to poker academy.
There are other better poker bots available tough. I use this Poker Bot, you can get a Free Trial there as well. This bot can be customized. You can make it play however you want. It uses Profiles (scripts) for the decision making. ...
Maybe this is too basic or not substantive enough to address your question, but PokerTracker has a view of aggregate stats called "LeakTracker" that might be a good place to start. This isn't about specific hands, but it could point out areas where your play diverges from best practices. After identifying potential problem areas where your history of play ...
Pokerstars has confiscated all my funds claiming I was using a poker
bot, even though I didn't
I find that difficult to believe, although it is possible. If Pokerstars software suspects bot usage it will bring up a captcha. If you fail that captcha that is strong evidence that you are botting. If you fail it multiple times they will likely lock your ...
It is just a rule of poker. When you take a seat you must wait for the BB to come to you before you can start playing. Or you can post a BB to start playing immediately.
Imagine this scenario. A player stands up when the BB gets to them then sits back down when the SB passes. If they don't pay to play then they have avoided paying the binds.
If you ...
One of the easiest things you can look at is which hands are making money and which hands are losing money. Sort by number of blinds won/lost per hand type if you can, and then start at the bottom. These are the hands that are losing the most money and are very likely your worst leaks. You will probably be surprised at which hands you find here! Either ...
Another way these cheating apps can provide an unfair advantage is to suggest to the player what action to take in a particular situation, using the statistics it gathered against those opponents.
For example, if someone goes all-in, the app might say "You should call this, you'll win in 75 % of cases" or it might say "You should fold, the player is very ...
OK let me tell you about bots, where they are extremely strong and where they are weak.
I have played a lot of Omaha on-line and I was playing against the best known bots on PokerStars and had a winning record. When this was acknowledged by Stars and refunds were issued, I didn't get anything. The most damning thing is Stars have by far the best software in ...
They must include this button.
Imagine the scenario, you sit down at a table and someone comes to the door. Without this button the game would force you to pay the BB out of turn. And you could potentially miss a hand.
In order to participate in a round of poker (one full revolution of the dealer button) you must post a BB and a SB. If you skip this ...
Based on PokerTracker's Stats Guide, the Aggression Factor (AF) is:
A measure of how aggressive or passive the player is on a particular street.
And the Aggression Frequency (AFq) is:
The measure of how frequently the player made aggressive actions preflop or on the flop, turn or river.
If you look at the formulas, the key difference is that the AF ...
To be able to answer your question as to which particular software you have seen in use, we'd need to know which site(s) you've seen that software on.
There are a couple of main ways that an online poker site operator may acquire the software which they use:
Examples: Pokerstars, FullTilt, PKR, PartyPoker
Some of the largest sites have ...
Assuming heads-up. Since you hold AQ and villain has AJ,
there are 52-4=48 cards left on the deck, with 2 Aces remaining.
Prob[at least an Ace on the Flop] = 1-Prob[no Ace on Flop]=1-(46/48)(45/47)(44/46) = 1-0.878
I haven't used Poker Tracker myself, I use HEM2.
In that you simply right click and hold the button down while you drag it into the new position. Not sure if its the same though.
A quick google suggests that you ctrl+click and drag.
As suggested by Toby in the comments below, more information can be found here:
Poker Tracker Guide
I have started doing a bit more analysis in my games. I load up HEM2 before a session and review a few tournaments from the day before.
I mainly look at the hands where I have lost the most money and see how it could have been avoided. Look for the following:
Should I have been in the hand in the first place?
Did I play a marginal hand too aggressively?
Certainly customizing hotkeys and layouts for automatic table placements on screen is of big help for anyone seriously considering multitabling. I recommend you to use automatic Table Droid. It has all this features and it is free to use playing in microstakes.
Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, you're not going to find any software out there that's going to tell you if you made the right decisions on a hand by hand or street by street basis. One of the great things about poker is that there's rarely a completely, objectively correct decision. There are so many factors to consider during a hand; this ...
Technically it's buyer beware as to what it works on, but I think it's just an update issue. I did a little research and found this...
It states that Pokerstars changed their T&Cs and it affected old versions of the tracker. Updating should resolve it.
Depends on the table.
The traditional, much more common way currently is to have a hole card cam. This can be under a piece of glass where the players place their cards or built into the side rail. Pretty simple, just a little camera built in that they can see the cards with.
The other newer way, which Caesar's use for the WSOP too, is RFID cards. They are ...
The general method you describe (that is, check-for-hand-x, then check-for-hand-y, ...) is what poker programmers would call a "naive" or "basic" evaluator. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it's just simple, straightforward, and probably slow.
To write one of these, I suggest the following:
Start with 5 cards. Once you have that written, you can ...
Usually, for preflop play it goes like this:
VPIP / PFR / 3B / F3
1) VPIP: Voluntarily Put Money in Pot, i.e. how often a player raises & calls. The higher the stat, the looser the player
2) PFR: Preflop Raise. How often the player raises preflop. The bigger the gap between VPIP and PFR, the more passive the player is.
3) 3B: 3-bet percentage ...
You're not supposed to calculate the chances of you winning, that alone is irrelevant for us. It's okay to lose 99 times out of a 100 if you win 100 times what you lose when you do win, resulting in a break-even overall scenario. Each hand has different stacks, raise sizes and equity distributions.
You should be calculating how much equity you expect to win ...
There are two main options for poker analysis on Mac OS X:
There are some other products but they all seem to have been abandoned or have a limited feature set.
(Disclaimer: my company makes one of the two products I listed).