Pocket Pairs Leak Detector

The next Poker Copilot update will have a “Pocket Pairs” leak detector.

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Like all the leak detectors, the “Pocket Pairs” leak detector is based on the classic 2+2 post How to Use Poker Tracker. Instead of you having to manually work the Poker Copilot filters and analyse the results, the leak detectors do this for you.

Blind Stealing Leak Detector

The next Poker Copilot update will include a new leak detector. This helps you ensure you make blind steal attempts often, and that your blind steal attempts are paying off for you.

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PokerZebra 0.5: Now with Ranges

PokerZebra is a Texas Hold’em Poker Odds Calculator for Mac OS X. Poker Zebra 0.5 is now available for download.

You can specify a player’s range of hands in any of the following ways:

  • enter the word “random” to include any hand, omitting those using board cards or other players’ cards
  • enter two specific cards, separated by a space: “Kh Qh”
  • two ranks: for example, AK, or TT
  • two ranks, followed by an “s” for suited hands only: AKs
  • two ranks, followed by an “o” for unsuited hands only: AKo
  • an open range. “TT+” means all pocket pairs with tens or higher. “A7+” means “AK,AQ,AJ,AT,A9,A8,A7”
  • a closed range. “77-KK” means “KK,QQ,JJ,TT,99,88,77”
  • multiple ranges separated by commas: “AA,AQs,77”

I’ve tried to copy the syntax PokerStove uses. But lacking any PokerStove user guide I had to guess. Let me know if I got things wrong.


There’s also a stunning new app icon, created by Rob from the Netherlands. It replaces the one he did earlier:


Whoah.. Strange PokerStars Tournament Buyins

Does your Poker Copilot Tournaments Summary have some crazy entries as per this screenshot?

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It’s a PokerStars problem – this is exactly how the buy-in appears in some of the PokerStars hand history files from the last couple of days.

I expect PokerStars will release an update within the next few days to fix this.

The Ten Minute Website with iWeb, Dropbox, and Go Daddy

What you need: A Mac. A free Dropbox account.

Step 1: Create a single-page site in iWeb, software which comes with every Mac. Let iWeb do the hard work of making the page stylish.

Step 2: Publish the site to your Dropbox Public folder.

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Step 3: Register a domain name with Go Daddy for less than US$10 per year.

Step 4: In Finder, right-click on the web page, select “Dropbox” -> “Copy Public Link”

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Step 5: Use Go Daddy’s Domain Manager to set “domain forwarding” to the public link of your Dropbox-hosted single-page website. Use “Domain forwarding with masking” so that people see the domain name in the browser’s address bar.

Step 6: Wait a while for the domain forwarding to kick in. Go make yourself a coffee. Check your email. See what’s happening on Facebook. It should take between ten minutes and an hour to show up.

Step 7: Use your browser to check out the result.

To change the website, edit the page in iWeb, publish, and wait a minute. Done.

Why has the Poker Copilot import become so slow?

Because you’ve got the “Mucked Cards” window open, perhaps.

A few people have asked this recently. The problem has been something I haven’t been able to reproduce. Until now, perhaps. When the Mucked Cards window is not open, Poker Copilot doesn’t bother updating its contents. With it IS open, then Poker Copilot regularly needs to update the window, which means more database work. It seems this particular database work becomes increasingly slow as your number of hands increases.

I’m investigating why this is the case. But for now, the simple solution is to close the “Mucked Cards” window until all your hands are loaded. If you do have this problem, please post in the comments whether this solves the problem.

And now for the techies: yep, the SQL is optimised and using two simple single-column indices/indexes. Yep, I’ve checked for full table scans, and nothing evil like that seems to be the cause. This might (but only might) be a regression caused by when I updated the H2 database engine.

Tomorrow, when I’m coffee-d up and alert, I’ll find a much faster way to get the mucked cards info out of the database.

Poker Copilot 2.37 Available

Poker Copilot 2.37 is now available to download.

This release fixes a problem due to the latest PokerStars update. All users should update.

(Note that the experimental All-in Equity Value chart is not included in this update.)

What’s changed:

  • Preferred seats are recognised by Poker Copilot for Absolute Poker and UltimateBet. The HUD should now correctly align in these poker rooms.
  • The first two Leak Detectors are available.
  • Improved formatting for tournament chips (shown as T5,000 instead of $5,000.00).

What’s fixed:

  • HUD now works with today’s PokerStars update.

Update Instructions:

  1. Download version 2.37 here.
  2. Open the downloaded file.
  3. Drag the Poker Copilot icon to the Applications icon.
  4. If prompted to replace an existing version, confirm that you do want to replace.

Now you’re done and ready to hit the tables.