Poker Copilot’s HUD and hand tracker now works fully with all-in cash out hands.
PokerStars recently introduced “all-in cash out” on some tables. Here’s how it works:
When an all-in situation occurs in a cash game and players’ hands are revealed (before the river and with no more action pending), we calculate each hand’s probability to win the pot and assign a cash out value to each hand, based on those probabilities.
Players in the all-in pot will be presented with the option to cash out their hand and receive the cash out amount, risk-free. If they decline, they will continue to contest the entire pot (and any side pots in which they are involved) as usual.
Once a player chooses to cash out they will no longer be eligible to contest any portion of the pot, and will receive the offered amount added to their stack immediately.
Players declining the cash out option will still need the best hand at showdown to win the pot, even if all their opponents have cashed out.
So that’s how all-in cash out works. But should you use it?
In my opinion, no. That’s because by definition it is a “minus EV” feature.
The cash out value offered is calculated per the formula below:
Hand value = (pot size – rake) x probability of winning
Update: Poker Copilot now works on macOS Catalina!
Poker Copilot works with macOS Catalina, the forthcoming next version of Apple’s Mac operating system.
Running Poker Copilot on Catalina
Catalina is fussier than earlier versions of macOS. It wants you to explicitly grant permission to apps to do some things they could do by default in earlier versions of macOS.
The first time you run Poker Copilot with Catalina you’ll be prompted to give Poker Copilot permission to:
access your Downloads folder. This is necessary for Poker Copilot’s auto-detection of hand history folders. It scans the Downloads folder, because some poker rooms store your hand histories there by default.
record your screen. This sounds more ominous than it is. Giving Poker Copilot permission to record your screen is necessary for our HUD to be able to track poker room windows. Without this permission, Poker Copilot can’t tell if your poker room has any windows open.
If you don’t grant these permissions, Poker Copilot can’t function properly.
You can change these settings in macOS’s System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy.
Still having problems?
If you encounter any problems using Poker Copilot with Catalina, please let us know at email@example.com.
Finally, restart both apps and play a few hands to confirm the HUD updates correctly. Don’t hesitate to contact us again if the problem persists.
It would be helpful if you could let us know the new ACR hand history folder path so that we can work on a way to automatically detect and add that folder to Poker Copilot. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our customers are experiencing a problem after today’s Winamax update. Hands are not getting read, and the HUD doesn’t show.
We investigated and found that some essential information is missing from the Winamax hand history files. The missing info is the hero’s hole cards. This prevents us from being able to read the hands, and hence the Poker Copilot HUD won’t show.
We’ve reported this to Winamax, and hope they’ll have a fix available soon.
As of yesterday (1st January, 2019), Swedish legislation came into effect that requires poker rooms to use Sweden-specific software for poker players. PokerStars and 888poker have both released software for Sweden.
Today we made a Poker Copilot update available that works with both PokerStarsSE and 888poker.se.
To get this update, start Poker Copilot. You’ll be prompted to update. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then you’ll soon be playing on your favourite Sweden poker room with Poker Copilot’s HUD helping you make better decisions.
There are several other small improvements in this update that makes it worthwhile for all Poker Copilot users to update, no matter what country you are located in.
Our Mac users are reporting that as of a few days ago, Americas Cardroom (ACR) hand history files on Mac are missing some important info that we use to correctly import ACR tournament hands into Poker Copilot.
This is an example of what we are seeing: Game ID: 1263667720 10/20 (Hold’em)
On Windows (and until recently on Mac) they include the table number like this: Game ID: 897794415 10/20 $2.20 Turbo Heads-up, Table 1 (Hold’em)
This missing information is what we use to identify an ACR hand history as a tournament hand history.
We’ve been unable to find a workaround. Until ACR fixes this, Poker Copilot will misidentify ACR tournament hands as ring game hands.
There seems to be a related problem in the title bar of ACR tournament tables. In a $10 Freeroll I played today, this is what was showing in the window title:
Notice the dashes and zeros where normally ACR would show info about the tournament. More importantly, missing from the title is the tournament table number. Again, Poker Copilot uses the presence of a table number to detect that this is a tournament and not a ring game.
We’ve reported this to ACR and hope they’ll fix it soon.
If you are affected by this, we recommend you also report it to ACR’s support.