Coming Soon in Poker Copilot: Omaha Copilot

This screenshot reveals what we’re currently working on:

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Some answers to anticipated questions:

  • Will this cost extra? Yes, enabling this will eventually be a paid extra. However for the first months, it will work for everyone. We don’t know how much it will cost yet.
  • Will this work in the HUD? Yes.
  • Is it a separate application? No, it is bundled in Poker Copilot.
  • Which poker rooms are supported? Initially, only PokerStars. Once we’ve ironed out the initial problems, we’ll add support for other poker rooms.
  • Will I be able to see combined bankroll charts, etc for Texas Hold’em and Omaha? Yes.
  • When can I try this out? Soon.
  • Will there be support for other types of Omaha, such as Hi/Lo? I hope so!
  • What features of Poker Copilot WON’T work with Omaha? Hopefully few to none.


Coming to Denver and Las Vegas October 2013

To all blog readers and Poker Copilot supporters,

I’ll be in Denver and Las Vegas in the first half of October 2013. Want to meet the owner of Poker Copilot? Know of a fun event or house game happening? Let me know via email ( and we’ll make it happen.

Poker Copilot 4.08 Now Available

Poker Copilot 4.08 is now available to download.

What’s changed

  • Added “Player Notes” editor to replayer. Right-click (or ctrl-click) on a player in the HUD to access it.

What’s fixed

  • “Reset Database” no longer gets confused if you previously upgraded from Poker Copilot 3 to Poker Copilot 4.
  • Fix for OS X 10.9 Mavericks to handle new way of granting app permission to “control the computer”.

(And if you don’t own it yet, click here to buy Poker Copilot, securely and instantly.)

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I won a 3-max tournament on the first hand

Winamax has a new 3-max turbo Sit & Go tournament format they call “Espresso”. I played one today and won on the first hand. Watch my 30-second tournament victory here:

Improve your Brain Function

According to this blog post in The Economist, exercise is the best way to improve your cognitive functions:

…exercise is number one, diet number two and then social interaction. These are the important things for brain function….

So take a daily break from your multi-tabling, go for a walk, swim, bike ride, or jog, and then return to clean up the fish on the poker tables.

Coming in the Next Update: Edit player notes in the replayer

The next update of Poker Copilot adds the ability to view and edit notes in the hand replayer:

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Click with the mouse on a player’s panel to get the “Player Notes…” menu option. If a player has a note, you’ll see a small pencil icon next to the player’s name, as with CoPilot_1 in the screenshot above.


Working on My Business from a Boat

For all of last week, I ran my one-person company, Poker Copilot, from a boat, while I sailed in the Adriatic Sea.

A friend of mine had a week’s free access to a 41 foot cruising yacht in Croatia. At very short notice he asked me if I wanted to join. The only major expense would be the last-minute peak season airfare from my home in Barcelona to Dubrovnik. My answer: “Hell, yeah!”

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But there was a problem. I’m running a one-person software business. And no matter where I go for holidays, I like to spend at least an hour a day answering customer emails, making sure the discussion forum has no unanswered messages, analysing any crash reports, and responding to issue reports. And I was going to be on a boat for a week. As it turned out, the problem was solvable.

The first issue was Internet connectivity. Croatian Telecom sells a prepaid SIM card package aimed at tourists for €7. Load up some credit, and a daily 3G unlimited data connection cost only €1.50 per a day. We were within good 3G range almost the entire time. I used my iPhone as a “personal hotspot”, aka tethering, and could work on my MacBook Pro from the boat, while at sea. The bandwidth wasn’t good enough for big uploads, but it was great for emails and surfing.

The second issue was power. For the whole week we never docked where there was AC power for the boat, so we had to rely on the boat’s battery. That meant I couldn’t recharge my MacBook Pro, which requires mains power. Mindful of this, I  rationed the computer’s power over the week. This meant that I couldn’t do any programming, as that rapidly drains the battery. Astonishingly, with careful usage, the battery lasted all week. If desperate I could have taken the computer to shore in any of numerous small harbour villages and charged it.

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The third issue was seasickness. While my friend was skippering, I’d go down to the cabin for an hour to do my work. I discovered that while sailing, working in the cabin makes me feel queasy. Even as  I write, the memory of working in the cabin is bringing back the queasy feeling. The solution to this would be to do the work before setting sail in the morning, or after anchoring in the evening. Instead of hiding in the cabin while sailing, it is much nicer to be on the deck, enjoying the beautiful Dalmatian coast.

I wish I could describe how blissful it is to start the day by waking up on a yacht, having a coffee and some breakfast, then diving straight off the yacht into the clear and calm Croatian waters. And to be able to run a business at the same time? Superb.




Poker Copilot 4.07 Now Available

Poker Copilot 4.07 is now available to download.

What’s changed

  • Added “3-max tables” to the table filters, for Winamax “Espresso” tournaments
  • Tweaks to the hand replayer and the HUD to better handle Winamax “Espresso” tournaments

What’s fixed

  • Fix: Hand history export now properly cancellable while running
  • Fix: PokerStars tournaments where the winning was > $1,000 were sometimes being parsed incorrectly.
  • Fix: PokerStars playing history audit files were failing to be read correctly if your computer’s language was set to Finland.

(And if you don’t own it yet, click here to buy Poker Copilot, securely and instantly.)

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