I’ve got a collection of 3 million poker hands, from a number of poker rooms, different types of games, different hero players, and different table sizes. I did some analysis of these hands to find out how VPIP is distributed.
All these charts are histograms, with the x-axis showing all VPIP possible values from 0 to 100. They should how many people have a VPIP of 1, 2, 3, etc. VPIP is always rounded to the closest integer. I’ve filtered out players for whom I have less than 25 hands. In chart-speak, there are 101 buckets, ranging from 0 to 100.
You can see marked differences between tournaments and ring games, between 6-max and 9-max tables, and between No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Spin’n’goes are really loose.
Click each chart to see a full-sized version.
No Limit Hold’em 6-max Ring Game
No Limit Hold’em 9-max Ring Game
Pot Limit Omaha 6-max Ring Game
I don’t have a lot of data here; there seems to be no clear typical VPIP range here, but that would possibly change with more data.
No Limit Hold’em 6-max Tournaments
No Limit Hold’em 9-max Tournaments
No Limit Hold’em 3-max Tournaments
These are mostly PokerStars Spin’n’goes. Hyperturbo, short-stacked, three player – you’d expect a high VPIP here and the charts show that to be the case.
(Note: each chart shows a dip exactly at 50%; I think there’s some rounding problem somewhere in the process of making these charts.)
The latest Poker Copilot (version 5) works on the upcoming macOS Sierra without problem.
However, if you are using Poker Copilot 4 on macOS Sierra, you may find that it crashes at startup. The solution is to download and install Apple’s “legacy Java 6 runtime”. You can download it here. At the time of writing, you’ll need to do this, even if you have already installed Apple’s legacy Java 7 runtime before upgrading to macOS Sierra.
Once you’ve done that, Poker Copilot 4 should work without problem.
This problem is affecting many OS X apps, so I expect Apple to have resolved it by the time they officially launch macOS Sierra later this year.
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Short version: Poker Copilot fully on macOS Sierra.
Apple recently made a preview version of the next OS X update available for developers. They’ve renamed OS X as macOS. The new version will be macOS Sierra (version 10.12). It will be available for the public later this year.
Today I downloaded and installed a developer preview of macOS Sierra. It looks and feels exactly like the current version of OS X, with the exception of Siri. Siri, the voice assistant from iPhones and iPads, is now part of macOS. It doesn’t seem to work very well. I speak, Siri mishears and does something I didn’t want done. She refuses to undo the thing she actually did. I then need to use the keyboard and mouse to get rid of what Siri did and do what I asked Siri to do. Siri seems like a marketing gimmick, rather than a useful operating system feature.
Anyway, back to Poker Copilot. It worked without a single problem. As a developer of a software product, I’m grateful that an operating system update is so uneventful. As a geek, I wish the new OS X update did new, amazing things.
So, if you need or want to update to macOS Sierra, you can be sure that Poker Copilot still runs.
Poker Copilot gives you this functionality once the hand is over, by displaying all known hole cards for a few seconds immediately after a hand is over. This feature will be less useful now for PokerStars players. You can turn this off in Poker Copilot’s Preferences -> Head-up Display -> General -> Show mucked cards:
There is a good reason for leaving “show mucked cards” feature on in Poker Copilot; it also shows your all-in equity value if you were involved in the hand. It is a great way to tell immediately whether you made a terrible decision and need to mark the hand for review.
EverestPoker was on the iPoker network. They recently decided to close down, and concentrate on their other iPoker skin, BetClic Poker. So today’s Poker Copilot update adds support for:
BetClic Poker.IT (for poker players in Italy)
BetClic Poker.FR (for poker players in France)
iPoker has two different versions of the software. Here at Poker Copilot, we’ve given the two versions rather obvious names: “iPoker Old Software” and “iPoker New Software”. Currently we support both versions, but we do need to make small changes each time a given skin switch from the old software to the new software. If your favourite iPoker skin is not working in Poker Copilot, do let us know at email@example.com and we’ll soon rectify the situation.