From 16 stats to 25 stats on Poker Copilot’s HUD

We recently changed the maximum spots available in Poker Copilot’s HUD for showing statistics. It used to be a 4×4 grid; it is now a 5×5 grid. This gives you up to 25 statistics.

We hope to soon increase the choice of statistics you can put into those 25 spots.


What Email Providers do Poker Copilot Customers Use?

I’m in a hotel room in Laos; the Chinese New Year starts in a couple of hours. That seemed like a perfect time and place to answer a question nobody had asked until yesterday: what email companies do Poker Copilot customers use?

Why is this a question? It’s because customers who use often don’t receive the email we send with license key info. enthusatiatically decides that our messages are spam and often our French customers who use are denied the chance to receive their license key. While talking about this with Alex, our QA guy, we asked ourselves how many people actually use, whether the number is dropping, and whether we should spend much time working out what exactly is causing this problem.

So here are the numbers:

%, Email provider

0%-1% each, hundreds of others

Gmail dominates, being used by more people than hotmail and yahoo combined.

But 3% for and 2% for Those numbers look odd. Because and are two obsolete attempts from apple to do what’s now called cloud computing for consumers. Both have been replaced with iCloud. Clearly this data is unduly influenced by an older state of affairs. Nothing stays still on the Internet; what’s relevant information for five years ago is misleading for today.

So let’s only look at data for the last twelve months. Let me work out the syntax in MySql for date comparisons…I never recall the specific way to do this for a particular SQL engine. Ah, here it is.

%, Email provider

0%-1% each, hundreds of others

That’s better: is gone altogether.

So has gained, but together still have a significant 6%. So, it seems it is worthwhile making the changes that will make hotmail co-operate better with our license key emails.

(Aside: it makes me kind of sad that keeps moving ahead. It is getting dangerously close to monopoly status, and who can compete against a massive company that offers an excellent email service for free? I use gmail myself, but still feel something is not good with this market domination.)

Postscript: I asked Margherita, our customer support agent if this problem was still happening: were addresses still filtering our license key emails as spam? It turns out this is no longer happening. Well, there was a bunch of investigation and writing that turned out to be unnecessary!


Poker Copilot 5.06 Available to Download

Poker Copilot 5.06 is now available.

This update has many small tweaks and fixes. The most important changes are:

  • Fix: Much less memory usage, CPU usage, and energy usage. Your computer’s fan won’t run as often.
  • Fix: The “Players” summary was not counting all hands that matched the filter in the statistics.
  • Fix: Failure to run if your computer’s language was Turkish.

Early reports also say that this fixes the recent problem with Poker Copilot not recognising Winamax.

You can download Poker Copilot here.

Winamax Problems

We’ve had lots of people report yesterday and today that Poker Copilot is not working with Winamax Poker ever since the most recent Winamax Poker update.

The strange thing is: when I try, the HUD shows quickly and accurately on Winamax. I’ve tried ring games and tournaments.

If you have any info that will help me reproduce this problem and solve it, please let me know directly at

Have you found that on certain tournament types the HUD doesn’t work? Or on certain cash games?

I’ll be very grateful, as will many other Poker Copilot users who play on Winamax.