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.
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:
What are the advantages to assessing player stack size in number of big blinds remaining?
A) Psychological Factors
To make clear decisions, you need to understand poker in terms of big blinds rather than money. Distancing yourself emotionally allows you to make the best decision.
B) Understanding the effective stack
Understanding our own stack and our opponent’s stacks in terms of how many big blinds gives us the “effective stack” of any situation. If we raise pre-flop with a 200bb stack and are called by a single player in the big blind who has a stack of 100bb, then we can only win or lose up to 100bb. Therefore, the effective stack is 100bb. If the player in the big blind had 20bb, then the effective stack would be 20bb.