Poker Copilot 3.05 Now Available

Poker Copilot 3.05 is now available to download.

The major improvements are “Zoom Poker” support (although not in the HUD yet), and the addition of the “unopened preflop raise” statistic. There are some bug fixes for obscure situations – thanks to people who dutifully send crash reports because they allow me to find and fix these problems.

What’s changed:

  • PokerStars “Zoom Poker” hands now successfully imported, although the HUD doesn’t yet work with Zoom Poker.
  • New “Unopened preflop raise” statistic added. Thanks to loyal Poker Copilot customer Graham for helping me test this and locate problems.
  • Rake for Merge Network now calculated

What’s fixed:

  • Correctly recognise PokerStars GBP (pounds sterling) hands as real money instead of play money.
  • Work-around for known sporadic apple exception thrown when plugging in or unplugging external monitor. Hopefully this will not longer crash Poker Copilot.
  • Removed “Rake Paid” from “More” -> “Advanced” menu as it didn’t make sense being there, and caused a crash if used while charting.
  • Fix for problem reading GDPoker preferences. Poker Copilot was looking in the wrong place and always reporting that the preferences weren’t found.
  • Work-around to make exported Merge Network hands importable by Poker Copilot
  • Fixed crash caused by combining “last 10,000 hands” with “only players seen recently” on player summary

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.

Ongame and Table Size

Loyal Poker Copilot customer Fabrizio pointed out that filtering by table size doesn’t work with Ongame Network hands. This is indeed the case. My answer to Fabrizio, and all others affected by this:

Ongame Network hand history files don’t contain information about the table size. Therefore Poker Copilot can’t tell the table size, and sets all Ongame Network rooms at 10 players.

You should write to your Ongame Network software’s support email asking them to add this information to the hand history file.

Hopefully if enough people ask, they’ll do something about it.



Updated Poker Copilot User Guide

The Poker Copilot User Guide was horribly out of date. There is now a new PDF user guide, updated for Poker Copilot 3. You can download it from our support page. It is currently only available as a PDF. I’m hoping to get motivated to do the drudge work of converting it to HTML real soon now.


Coming in the next Update: Unopened PFR Statistic

Unopened PFR is a measure of how often you raise preflop all the players before you either checked or folded.

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I want to make this identical in calculation with Hold’em Manager. So a question for my customers who also have Windows and HEM: should the denominator be the number of hands you’ve played? Or the number of times you had an opportunity to make an unopened preflop raise? The latter seems more logical to me.

Poker Copilot 3.04 Now Available

Poker Copilot 3.04 is now available to download.

What’s changed:

  • New Diagnostics window is complete, always running even when invisible, and will subtly prompt you when your configuration needs checking.
  • Added support for GlamingPoker (Ongame Network)
  • A performance problem experienced by some multi-tablers is now replaced with a lightning fast alternative. Thanks to loyal Poker Copilot customers Jon and Alberto for helping locate and fix this.

What’s fixed:

  • Fixed up hero aggression stats for current session
  • Poker Copilot works again on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Fix for errors in calculating winnings in some PokerStars tournament where the prize was both cash AND entry to another tournament
  • Fixed GDPoker 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.

Google Analytics Update: Almost a Good Graph

I like Google Analytics. I use it daily, and have done so for years. A week or so ago, Google Analytics received a nice user interface update. Graphs are better looking, and the site is easier to navigate. But one change disappoints me: line charts no longer start the y-axis at 0. Here’s a chart of Poker Copilot sales in recent weeks, produced by Google Analytics:

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It looks like my sales last week were about 10 times higher than the week before. That’s not the case at all. This chart starts the y-axis at a value slightly lower than the smallest data point. I now find the chart misleading. My sales really don’t have so much variance from week to week. Poker Copilot is a mature product that has reasonably consistent sales.

There are cases where it is useful not to start the y-axis at 0. This is not one of them.


Poker Copilot Website in Russian

The Poker Copilot website in Russian is here. The video is in English with Russian subtitles.

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Instead of using a separate domain name for the russian version, I’ve used the main Poker Copilot website domain: The reason for this is that getting a .ru domain name is complicated and expensive, especially if you are not operating directly in Russia. I’ll be interested to see if I get a Google PageRank benefit for this new website from using my long-establish Poker Copilot domain.



Downloading Older Poker Copilot Updates

Sometimes I err. Like the current update, which I didn’t test with Mac OS X Leopard (10.5). And it turns out it doesn’t work on Leopard. For now, there is a work-around update of Poker Copilot 3.02 specifically for Leopard:

Download Leopard version of Poker Copilot 3.02

I’ve created a new “Recent Updates” web page that allows you to easily find and download older updates of Poker Copilot. This will help if a similar situation occurs in the future. You can then simply go back one version.