Poker Copilot 6.01 Now Available; Manual Update Required

We’ve released our first update to Poker Copilot 6 today. Unfortunately we’ve now discovered that a bug sneaked into the initial release of Poker Copilot (version 6.00) that stops our auto-updating from working.

If you downloaded and installed Poker Copilot 6.00, you’ll get a notification today that a new update is available. But when you click “Update Now”, you’ll be told that you have the latest version.

How to get Poker Copilot 6.01

Go to our website home page and click “Download Now”. Install it as you would normally if you were installing new software.

This problem only exists in Poker Copilot 6.00. Once you’ve updated to version 6.01, the auto-updater will work in the future.

Our apologies for the confusion.

Poker Copilot 6’s New HUD Popup Window

We’ve made some big changes to the HUD popup window in Poker Copilot 6. See the changes here:

To summarise:

  • adding 40 new statistics to Poker Copilot 6 meant the old popup window wasn’t good enough any more
  • you can pin the window open
  • you can change the text size
  • you can move and resize the window
  • there are quick links for jumping between sections
  • the window stays open when you click. It no longer auto-closes when you release the mouse button. To close the window, use the escape key, or the close button, or click anywhere outside of the window

Which HUD stats for Spin & Go tournaments?

Spin & Go tournaments on PokerStars are 3-player, short-stacked, hyper-turbo tournaments. Because all players are short-stacked, most of the decision making happens preflop. Because they are hyper-turbo and 3-max, you need to be aggressive. As there are only 3 players you’ve got plenty of room to display plenty of HUD statistics. I’d recommend these stats:

  • Blind Steal, Fold to Blind Steal (effectively, the button has a blind steal opportunity on every single hand!) You could just load up your HUD with every possible blind steal stat (fold to blind steal, raise blind steal, call blind steal, blind steal from button, blind steal from small blind) and you’ll already have a ton of information that would converge to accuracy quite quickly.
  • Three-bet and fold to three-bet. I wouldn’t care too much about four-bet stats, because a four-bet is going to be an all-in raise most times.
  • Postflop, I’d use continuation bet, and fold to continuation bet. “Donk Bet Out of Position” and “Fold to Donk Bet Out of Position” could be useful for distinguishing between donks and maniacs. Donks would have a high Donk Bet Out of Position stats.

Simple, but effective I think. You can add continuation bet by street, but I don’t think Spin & Go’s offer the opportunity to use such detailed stats effectively.

Here’s what it looks like in Poker Copilot 6’s HUD Layouts window:

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Poker Copilot 6 Now Available

Poker Copilot 6 is now available to download.


What’s new in Poker Copilot 6:

  • 40 new statistics
  • powerful new HUD popup panel
  • new “Detailed Statistics” view
  • more accurate HUD stats using Bayesian probability
  • share HUD settings with friends and between computers
  • awesome new hand filtering system
  • dozens of other improvements, including performance, features, and user interface

Read more about Poker Copilot 6’s new features.

I already bought Poker Copilot. Do I need to buy a new license?

If you bought Poker Copilot on or after 2nd October, 2016, simply install Poker Copilot 6 and it will function with your current license.

If you bought Poker Copilot before 2nd October, 2016 then you’ll need to buy an upgrade license if you wish to use Poker Copilot 6.

Can I upgrade from Poker Copilot 1, 2, 3, or 4?

Yes, you can purchase Poker Copilot at the upgrade price if you have ever bought any version of Poker Copilot.

I bought Poker Copilot from the Winamax store. Do I get a free upgrade?

Yes, as long as you bought it on or after 2nd October 2016. Purchases through the Winamax store get treated exactly the same as purchases directly from us.

What if I don’t want to upgrade?

No problem. Poker Copilot 5 will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future. Although you really should consider upgrading – Poker Copilot 6 will help improve your poker game.


Poker Stats Guide

Our 10-chapter guide to using and understanding online poker stats is now available.

The guide walks you through the most important poker statistics to use preflop and postflop to guide your decisions. Stats discussed in-depth include:

  • VPIP and PFR
  • Unopened preflop raise (UOPFR)
  • Blind-stealing
  • 3-betting and 4-betting
  • Donk bets
  • Continuation bets
  • Check-raising
  • Squeeze bets
  • Big Blinds remaining
  • Float bets