Poker Words - A Poker Blog

Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Poker Tracker

I finally downloaded Poker Tracker. I've held off so far because I'm lazy and because I wasn't sure that it would work with PokerRoom, which up until recently was the only site I played. It turns out I was wrong. PokerRoom is supported, although only ring games. I play sit and go tournaments the vast majority of the time although I did play enough ring games to get some useful stats. Now that I am branching out onto other sites, I'll be able to track those sites as well.

So far I only have the free demo version. It allows you to load 1000 hands, which I was surprised to find that I had actually played. I'm still trying to learn how to use it, but I'll probably purchase the full version later this week. The software is amazing. It tracks just about everything you could possibly want to track (not counting PokerRoom tournament play, although it is on their to do list, I've been told). It tracks your stats by session, by table, by position, by starting hand, by time of day, by phase of the moon, by limit type, and by blind amount and more. It also tracks every single player you've ever played against and whenever possible it records their hand histories as well. You can pull up any hand of any game you've loaded into the poker tracker database, and replay it. You can see all the players you've won money from and those you've lost money to. You can even define player profiles, to keep track of players you want at your table and those you want to avoid.

Needless to say, I'm a bit overwhelmed with all of the information right now, and I'm still trying to analyze it and figure out all the other features. If you regularly play at any of the supported sites, I would highly recommend that you at the very least download the trial version and check it out. I think you'll be impressed.


Post a Comment

<< Home