Poker Copilot 2.61 Now Available

I didn’t want to release an update so soon but it is necessary due to three issues – one caused by me, one by an UltimateBet bug and one by Winamax releasing an updated and better hand history format.
What’s fixed:

  • PokerStars Tournaments are now imported again correctly. Sorry all for screwing up this important feature in last week’s update.
  • UltimateBet’s (aka UB’s) all-new broken currency format is now auto-corrected by Poker Copilot. They have been showing $3.50 as $3.5.
  • Winamax have fixed some problems in their hand history format which means that Poker Copilot, as far as my tests tell, now gives correct stats for Winamax.

What’s changed:
To sweeten the deal there are a couple of minor hand replayer improvements.

  • Once you fold, the hand replayer still shows your hole cards, but in a faded colour.
  • The hand replayer shows your info with a different background colour to the other players. This lets you find yourself in the replayer immediately.

You can see these replayer tweaks in this screenshot of three-of-a-kind vs straight vs flush:
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Update Instructions:

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

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

Poker Copilot 2.60 Now Available

Poker Copilot 2.60 is now available to download.

What’s changed:

  • Colours in the Head-up Display (HUD). Configure the colours in the HUD Preferences.
  • “Day” summary
  • An optional “My playing day starts at” setting
  • Odds in the hand replayer now take into account known opponent cards at showdown
  • Work-around for Winamax changes and “Dealt to null” problem

What’s fixed:

  • Sometimes PokerStars tournaments were not being imported properly
  • Winamax hand histories were no displaying showdown correctly in the hand replayer
  • Hand replayer keyboard shortcuts were sometimes inactive
  • Added support for PokerStars European Poker Tour steps tournaments

Update Instructions:

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

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

What I’ve Been Reading

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos. Somehow it makes mathematics readable. It has the best explanation of equity value I’ve read.

* Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-limit Hold ’em Poker Tournaments and Sit-n-go’s by Lee Nelson and co. “Kill Everyone” is a disturbing title for book that lies on my coffee table. I found it particularly helpful in making my live tournament playing style more aggressive.

* Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup by Rob Walling. A book I wish had been available when I started Poker Copilot. Perfect to read if you are hoping to start a one-person software company.


Coming in the Next Update

The next Poker Copilot update has a new preference: “My Playing Day Starts at”.

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This is mostly useful with the new “Day” summary, which will also be in the next update. This is a feature to use with caution, as you may end up forgetting that you are telling Poker Copilot mess around with the concept of day versus 24 hour periods. Then you’ll find it mysterious that hands played this morning in real-world time were played yesterday in Poker Copilot time.



Colourful Poker Copilot Update for Early Adopters and Winamax Players

Many people are keen to try out  Poker Copilot’s new colourful head-up display (HUD). So here’s an update that is not an official update. It’s a chance for the early adopters amongst you to try out the new features first and give some feedback – and hopefully flush out any bugs in the colourful HUD that I haven’t yet been able to find.

This also contains a fix for the latest Winamax update.

You can download the update directly here:



Summaries by Day

The next update of Poker Copilot will have a “Day” summary. Much asked for, finally here. Here’s a screenshot:

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Naturally you can drill down on any given date to see the hands you played on that day. Like the similar screens, you can add extra columns and sort by any column.

You can also do a “Get Info” on any day to see full stats for that day:

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Fireworks HUD

Loyal Poker Copilot customer Charles sent me an idea of how he would want the HUD colours configured. His settings seemed very reasonable, so this will be the defaults for the “Fireworks” theme:

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I played a session yesterday with these settings and it worked very nicely.

In this screenshot every statistic has three colours. Note, however, that this is not a hard limit – you can have as many coloured marks on each statistic as you choose.

Poker Copilot and the Christmas Tree HUD

Here’s what’s coming in the next update of Poker Copilot:

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It’s still a work in progress. I’m leaning towards having three pre-defined colour schemes: “Pure Gold” – where all stats are yellow; “Christmas Tree” – where each statistic is in a different colour; and “Fireworks” – where all stats change colour depending on their values. Additionally there will be a “Custom” scheme which you can modify as you wish.

Here’s a small idea of how the HUD will look with colours: