Coming in the next update: Support for Full Tilt Poker multi-entry tournaments

Here are some issues affecting Full Tilt Poker multi-entry tournaments in Poker Copilot:

  • You enter one tournament, twice, thrice, or perhaps four times. Each entry has a different result, and wins different money
  • It may be a rebuy tournament. An entry bombs out, but you buy back in. Full Tilt Poker doesn’t show in the tournament summary whether you rebought once each for two entries, or twice for one entry.
  • Now you want to review the hands from the tournament. So you find the tournament in Poker Copilot’s summary. You double-click to see the hands. The hands can’t be clearly separated by entry as there is not enough information in the Full Tilt Poker hand history files and tournament summary files.

After taking these issues into account, I’ve settled on the following:

  • The Poker Copilot tournament summary combines all your buyins and winnings for every entry in a tournament into a single result. This is shown in the “Take” column.
  • The “Result” column indicates how your BEST entry in the tournament did.

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Note that Full Tilt is not yet indicating the number of add-ons and rebuys correctly for multi-entry tournaments. Until this is fixed by Full Tilt, Poker Copilot will report incorrect winnings for rebuy multi-entry tournaments.


In Which Countries do Poker Copilot Customers Live?

Almost 50% of my customers are from the USA. France, Germany, Canada, and UK all contribute significant numbers. Together with Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Russia, Finland, and Belgium, these 13 countries account for 90% of my sales.
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Normalise for population, however, and USA moves down to tenth position:
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Now I feel the Poker Copilot love coming from Europe!

Poker Copilot, PokerZebra, and the Mac App Store: Revisited

I submittedPokerZebra to the Mac OS X App Store. I spent 12 days “waiting for review”. Once the review started, within an hour the app was rejected. And fairly. The reason:

…if the user closes the application there is no way for the user to reopen the app without having to quit and then relaunch the application.

I like this. There are a set of automated and manual checks for the quality and conformity of an app in the App Store.

I’ve made the necessary changes and resubmitted. I suspect I’ll need to wait another couple of weeks to find out if PokerZebra is approved.

What has this to do with Poker Copilot? Simply this: the turn-around times are too long. When Full Tilt or PokerStars release an update that breaks Poker Copilot, I can’t wait 12 days for a review of the update by Apple. That’s 12 days of no head-up display (HUD) for Poker Copilot users. Even I changed Poker Copilot to meet Apple’s technical requirements – or Apple’s technical requirements for the App Store changed, it is simply not a workable system. Perhaps if there were expedited reviews of software updates it would be possible.

Poker Copilot 2.80 Now Available

Poker Copilot 2.80 is now available to download.

What’s changed:

  • Menu bar can now show only hands played without winnings, if desired
  • Some summaries now scroll horizontally as well as vertically. This should make things more usable when you have lots of columns showing.
  • Added new chart statistics (Total BB Won)
  • Added the Poker Copilot HUD to the PokerStars hand replayer
  • Added PokerStars Home Game support
  • Added Carbon Poker support

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 are done and ready to hit the tables.

Full TIlt Poker Multi-Entry Tournaments: Help?

A recent Full Tilt innovation is the ability to have multiple entries in one tournament. You play as if two or more separate players.

These tournaments report their results differently. Normally the Full Tilt tournament summaries state:

stevoski111 finished in 37th place.

In Multi-Entry Tournaments it can read

stevoski111 finished in 37th and 111th place.

I need a collection of these tournament summaries to be able to fully test how Poker Copilot handles them. If you’ve played in Full Tilt Multi-Entry Tournaments, please send me your tournament summaries to This will make it much easier for me to add reliable support.

I especially am looking for tournaments where you finished in the money with one or more entries, and tournaments where two of your entries were merged because the number of tables remaining was less than your number of entries.

From the 2+2 Forums: "What % of players use a HUD?"

A beginner asks about head-up displays in online poker. I liked this response:

Using and understanding how to leverage the use of your HUD is the main reason of success for the vast majority of poker players. It speeds up you learning so fast it often pays for itself in days. The fact that it is so cheap is just amazing.

I think I would be a winning player without a HUD but the day I got my first poker software (called Poker Copilot for Mac) I instantly found and fixed a bunch of leaks in my game.

You can not underestimate how valuable it is, it is better than any book or poker video for the same price.

I couldn’t have stated it better myself.

Coming in the next Poker Copilot Update: Total big blinds won charts

Loyal Poker Copilot customer James writes:

I’d really like to see a graph in BBs as I play both $.1/$.25 and $.25/.50 and I try not to worry how much money I’m making but rather how many stacks I’m winning.

Normally I’d add such a request to the queue of things to consider for future updates. But it seemed like a reasonable addition that I could do in ten minutes, due to the way charts are configured. So here it is:

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