Poker Copilot handles 3 millions hands of poker

I’ve gathered tons of hands from various customers that I use to test for certain problems. I seldom load all those hands at once, but today I did. The results: a whisker away from 3 millions hands and the our poker HUD kept working smoothly without any lag.

Got more than 3 million hands in your Poker Copilot database? Let us know!

Nice Poker Copilot Review

Poker Copilot is…

…an interesting alternative to the dominant Poker Tracker 4 and Hold’em Manager 2. Originally developed only for Mac, Poker Copilot is naturally less known than the popular PC-centric PT4 and HM2. Today all 3 programs support both platforms, but the “quick and light” approach typical for Apple’s products is still recognizable in Poker Copilot.

In terms of features, Poker Copilot is quite versatile and can give the other two giants a run for their money. It has all the core features of a modern poker tracker – from the rich statistics and data visualization, to the customization options for the HUD.

The reviewer concludes that “the main feature of Poker Copilot is simplicity” and that “Poker Copilot is overall a better deal”.

Read the full review here.

Poker Odds Calculator for Mac – for Free!

We’ve been selling PokerZebra, a poker odds calculator for Mac in the Mac app store. We’ve now made PokerZebra free for all Mac users.

You can get our free Mac poker odds calculator here.

PokerZebra is similar to Poker Stove, a popular, free poker odds calculator for Windows.

Like PokerStove, PokerZebra handles preflop, flop, turn, and river calculations, it handles up to 10 players, and it lets you calculate odds against a random hand, a specific hand, or a range of hands.

 

A customer compares Poker Copilot, Xeester, and Poker Tracker

We received a nice support ticket today. After describing a problem, the customer ended with this great note:
I am very very happy with Poker Copilot. Your database is very very quick, imports are a breeze, the HUD works flawless, your software is the only one versus Poker Tracker and Xeester that can manage duplicates the best, and creates no mistakes during imports.
Poker Copilot  finds and auto adds history folders by itself, imports, but without creating a mess in the database. The other trackers I tested could even hardly compete.
The use of the software is the easiest ever, the structure you have chosen is without comparison.
It’s not all praise:
The HUD could have a little update, as well as the replayer, all other software is slightly better in this regard.
We’re asking for his feedback on what’s missing from our HUD and replayer that our competitors have.

Poker Copilot 5.61 Now Available

Although Poker Copilot 6 is available, we’re still updating Poker Copilot 5 from time to time. Today we released a Poker Copilot 5 update with some small improvements:

  • Fix for reading some PokerStars tournament summaries
  • Fix for importing some 888poker tournaments
  • Fix for detecting some Winning Poker Network table
  • [Mac] Added support for Danske Spl Poker (PartyPoker skin)
  • [Windows] Added co-existence with “Table Tamer”

 

Poker Copilot 6’s Improved Hand Filtering

Poker Copilot 6 adds some great improvements to the filter bar.

Video Transcript:

In Poker Copilot 6 we made several improvements to the filtering system. It is easier than ever to find the right hands for review.

The first improvement: you can customise which filters appear.

Just click on this drop-down menu and here you can select which filters you want to be available.

So we can add “Poker Network”, and let’s add “Statistics”. “Starred Hands” interests us. Perhaps you always play “No Limit Hold’em” and don’t need the “Game Type” filter. Remove that.

Notice the filter bar has immediately adjusted to show these filtering options.

The second improvement: most filters are now multiple-select.

I can show the hands that were 5-max or 6-max. I can show hands where I was in the small blind, or the big blind, or on the button.

Notice that as I add and remove positions, the data onscreen changes immediately.

The third improvement: We’ve made it possible to save your favourite filters.

Just click on this “Save Filter” link. A name is suggested for us. So let’s use that.

As soon as we saved, a new drop-down appeared on the filter bar. From here you can select the filters you saved.

Let’s reset that filter. I’ll make another for Poker Stars… let’s go for 3-max. We can use this as a Spin & Go filter. So I’ll call it Spin & Go.

Now we have two saved filters in this drop-down.

With a single click, select a saved filter and immediately all the filters change and the data onscreen changes.

We believe this will be a popular improvement for hand reviews and will help you improve your poker game.

Sharing HUD Settings

Poker Copilot 6 lets you share Poker Copilot HUD settings with friends and between computers.

Video Transcript:

Poker Copilot 6 makes it easy to share your HUD settings with friends and between computers.

I’ll show you how to do this.

In Poker Copilot’s menu, select preferences. If you are using Windows, this is in the tools menu.

Make sure you are in the General panel of the preferences. Scroll down to the bottom, and here you have import and export.

First we need to export from this computer. I’ll need to pick a location and name – I’ll use the default. Save.

Ok, now the settings have been exported.

Move that file to your new computer or to your friend’s computer using a USB stick or via email or with DropBox.

Now the process on the new computer. Again, open Preferences. This time click “Import preferences”.

Select the file that you copied and click Open.

Pick which settings you want to import; I’ll leave just the HUD options selected. Click import… and… done!

You will need to restart Poker Copilot for these changes to take effect.

 

 

Poker Copilot 6.01 Now Available; Manual Update Required

We’ve released our first update to Poker Copilot 6 today. Unfortunately we’ve now discovered that a bug sneaked into the initial release of Poker Copilot (version 6.00) that stops our auto-updating from working.

If you downloaded and installed Poker Copilot 6.00, you’ll get a notification today that a new update is available. But when you click “Update Now”, you’ll be told that you have the latest version.

How to get Poker Copilot 6.01

Go to our website home page and click “Download Now”. Install it as you would normally if you were installing new software.

This problem only exists in Poker Copilot 6.00. Once you’ve updated to version 6.01, the auto-updater will work in the future.

Our apologies for the confusion.

Poker Copilot 6’s New HUD Popup Window

We’ve made some big changes to the HUD popup window in Poker Copilot 6. See the changes here:

To summarise:

  • adding 40 new statistics to Poker Copilot 6 meant the old popup window wasn’t good enough any more
  • you can pin the window open
  • you can change the text size
  • you can move and resize the window
  • there are quick links for jumping between sections
  • the window stays open when you click. It no longer auto-closes when you release the mouse button. To close the window, use the escape key, or the close button, or click anywhere outside of the window

Which HUD stats for Spin & Go tournaments?

Spin & Go tournaments on PokerStars are 3-player, short-stacked, hyper-turbo tournaments. Because all players are short-stacked, most of the decision making happens preflop. Because they are hyper-turbo and 3-max, you need to be aggressive. As there are only 3 players you’ve got plenty of room to display plenty of HUD statistics. I’d recommend these stats:

  • Blind Steal, Fold to Blind Steal (effectively, the button has a blind steal opportunity on every single hand!) You could just load up your HUD with every possible blind steal stat (fold to blind steal, raise blind steal, call blind steal, blind steal from button, blind steal from small blind) and you’ll already have a ton of information that would converge to accuracy quite quickly.
  • Three-bet and fold to three-bet. I wouldn’t care too much about four-bet stats, because a four-bet is going to be an all-in raise most times.
  • Postflop, I’d use continuation bet, and fold to continuation bet. “Donk Bet Out of Position” and “Fold to Donk Bet Out of Position” could be useful for distinguishing between donks and maniacs. Donks would have a high Donk Bet Out of Position stats.

Simple, but effective I think. You can add continuation bet by street, but I don’t think Spin & Go’s offer the opportunity to use such detailed stats effectively.

Here’s what it looks like in Poker Copilot 6’s HUD Layouts window:

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