This is a draft that I will add to the yet-to-be-released Poker Copilot FAQ. Comments appreciated.
What does aggression mean? Aggression is a measure of how passively or aggressively a person plays post-flop. The higher the number, the more aggressively the person plays.
How is aggression calculated? Aggression = (bets+raises)/calls, where
“bets” is the number of hands in which the player bets post-flop
“raises” is the number of hands in which the player raises post-flop
“calls” is the number of hands in which the player calls post-flop
How do I interpret aggression? It depends. A very tight pre-flop player usually has good hole cards so the aggression measure will be skewed upwards. A very loose pre-flop player’s aggression will be skewed downwards.
A reasonably acceptable reading is as follows: > 2.5 = aggressive
Why is aggression sometimes infinity? This happens if a player in the post-flop streets always raises and never calls. You’ll sometimes encounter this when you have only a few hands for a particular player.
You know the left-hand panel in Finder? The same type of control you find in iTunes? Apple calls this a Source List. The good news for Mac Java programmers is that Ken “High Fidelity” Orr has produced a Source List component for Java.
Until today I’ve been using a spreadsheet to keep track of Poker Copilot bugs, features, and tasks. It’s a cumbersome approach, so I started looking for a free-but-good web-based solution. It turns out that FogBugz has a free version for 1 or 2 users, hosted by them.
FogBugz is easily the second-best issue tracker I’ve ever user. It is clean, simple, and elegant. It’s way, way, way better than any open source issue tracker I’ve seen, and even better than most “enterprise solutions” than have been forced upon me in my consulting gigs.
So now I have my free “startup” account, and I’ve manually transferred all outstanding Poker Copilot issues. (Hey, FogBugz team, if you read this, how about adding a flexible CSV import?) During the process I was surprised that FogBugz is smart as well as good-looking. It seemed to be learning which values I tended to select for each field and auto-select those values for me. Or was I just imagining this?
This is a commonly asked question. Here’s the answer.
PokerStars Have you enabled hand histories in PokerStars? From the Options menu, choose “Instant Hand History Options…” and make sure “Save my hand histories” is checked. Full Tilt Poker Have you enabled hand histories in FullTilt Poker? From the Option menu, choose “Hand History…” and make sure the check box “Save My Hand Histories” is checked.
I’ll be making a FAQ soon for this and some other information.
I’m planning an update of Poker Copilot for mid-October. The list of planned features is in flux, but this will give you a rough idea:
“Position Summary”. This shows your vital stats for each position around the table. Do you win substantially more often on the button than in position 1?
“Stake Levels Summary”. For each stakes level you can see your stats. Do you make a profit at $0.25/$0.50 but merely break even at $0.50/$1, and lose money at $1/$2? This is important info.
Many more statistics on a new “Dashboard” screen. Aggression, 3-Bet, Cumulative winnings, Blind Stealing are some of the stats I’m looking into. The challenge is to keep it clear, precise, and understandable to all players, not just the experts.
Naturally, your current license will still be valid for the next version. So if you are considering buying Poker Copilot, there’s no need to postpone your purchase.