Problem with today’s Winamax update

Some of our customers are experiencing a problem after today’s Winamax update. Hands are not getting read, and the HUD doesn’t show.

We investigated and found that some essential information is missing from the Winamax hand history files. The missing info is the hero’s hole cards. This prevents us from being able to read the hands, and hence the Poker Copilot HUD won’t show.

We’ve reported this to Winamax, and hope they’ll have a fix available soon.

Poker Copilot and Swedish poker rooms

As of yesterday (1st January, 2019), Swedish legislation came into effect that requires poker rooms to use Sweden-specific software for poker players. PokerStars and 888poker have both released software for Sweden.

Today we made a Poker Copilot update available that works with both PokerStarsSE and

To get this update, start Poker Copilot. You’ll be prompted to update. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then you’ll soon be playing on your favourite Sweden poker room with Poker Copilot’s HUD helping you make better decisions.

There are several other small improvements in this update that makes it worthwhile for all Poker Copilot users to update, no matter what country you are located in.

Problem with ACR Tournaments on Mac

Our Mac users are reporting that as of a few days ago, Americas Cardroom (ACR) hand history files on Mac are missing some important info that we use to correctly import ACR tournament hands into Poker Copilot.

This is an example of what we are seeing:
Game ID: 1263667720 10/20 (Hold’em)

On Windows (and until recently on Mac) they include the table number like this:
Game ID: 897794415 10/20 $2.20 Turbo Heads-up, Table 1 (Hold’em)

This missing information is what we use to identify an ACR hand history as a tournament hand history.

We’ve been unable to find a workaround. Until ACR fixes this, Poker Copilot will misidentify ACR tournament hands as ring game hands.

There seems to be a related problem in the title bar of ACR tournament tables. In a $10 Freeroll I played today, this is what was showing in the window title:

Notice the dashes and zeros where normally ACR would show info about the tournament. More importantly, missing from the title is the tournament table number. Again, Poker Copilot uses the presence of a table number to detect that this is a tournament and not a ring game.

We’ve reported this to ACR and hope they’ll fix it soon. 

If you are affected by this, we recommend you also report it to ACR’s support.

Poker Players Replay Their Most Memorable Hands

This is excellent. Three professional poker players go through their most memorable hands, telling us their thoughts and decision-making process all along.

The production values are way higher than you normally get with poker videos:

Nathan “BlackRain79” Williams reviews Poker Copilot

Nathan asks himself,

Is Poker Copilot a viable alternative to PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager? Let’s find out!

He conducts a thorough review of Poker Copilot. On stats:

I believe that for 99% of poker players Poker Copilot has all of the HUD stats that they could ever need.

Nathan asks, why use a HUD?

If you take online poker seriously at all, then getting a good poker HUD program is easily the most profitable investment you can make.

His final verdict? Poker Copilot is “a sophisticated yet simple online poker HUD” and:

I would say that for somebody who is looking for a simple to use, slimmed down alternative to PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager, this is a good option.

Read BlackRain79’s entire review of Poker Copilot here.

Poker Copilot and macOS Mojave

Apple’s latest macOS update is called Mojave. It is version 10.14.

We’ve been testing Poker Copilot in macOS Mojave’s developer preview. We’ve found no problems.

So if you want to update to Mojave, but were worried that it might interfere with your poker playings, be assured that Poker Copilot works 100% with macOS Mojave.


Suggestions for improving Poker Copilot

We get a lot of feature requests to improve Poker Copilot. The more we add, the more feature requests we get.

To help manage this, we are tracking feature requests here. We’re using a tool called Feature Upvote. It is a UserVoice alternative that makes it easy for you to add and vote up ideas.

I’ll repeat that we do get a lot of feature requests, and we only have the resources to implement a few of them. So the voting system allows us to work out which features are best for us to consider for a future major new version of Poker Copilot.


Winamax comes to Spain – and Poker Copilot supports it

Winamax is my favourite online poker room. Their software is, in my opinion, has the industry’s best user experience. Until now it has been mostly limited in availability to people living in France.

Earlier this year, the Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Italian governments agreed, at least in principle, that online poker rooms can share their player pools between the four countries.

A nice benefit of this agreement is that Winamax is expanding to include players outside of France.

The first step of this enlargement of the Winamax player pool is here: Players in Spain can now play on Winamax.

The Poker Copilot team is based in Spain, so we are as happy about this news as anyone else.

Even better news, for Poker Copilot customers, is that our support for Winamax is exceptional. Some years ago, we co-operated with the Winamax development team to make sure their hand history files contained all the info we need for our HUD and hand tracking to work perfectly with Winamax.

The goods news continues: Winamax has a “frequent player points” program, where you gain points as you play, and you can spend those points in Winamax’s store. Available in the store is Poker Copilot. So if you play frequently on Winamax, you’ll be able to obtain Poker Copilot for free! This offer is for both Mac and Windows users. You’ll receive the full latest version of Poker Copilot, without any limitations or restrictions.


Latest PokerStars update causing Poker Copilot problems

Yesterday (9th May, 2018) PokerStars released an update. This update is causing problems for our customers who use PokerStars in a language other than English.

A bug in the latest PokerStars update is causing the problem. Basically, even if you set PokerStars to save your hand history files in English, PokerStars is saving them in the language you chose for playing. Having these files in English is essential for Poker Copilot to work correctly.

A temporary solution is to set PokerStars in English, then apply the change, save and restart.

We’d appreciate your help by contacting PokerStars support and reporting the bug.

PokerStars runs an efficient and capable software development team. It has been our experience in the past that PokerStars issues like this are fixed quickly.


11 Poker Lessons for New Players

11 poker lessons

Whether you’re a beginner in search of some basic tips or a seasoned pro looking to sharpen your fundamentals, this post is for you. We’ve broken down the 11 essential lessons of poker that will turn you into a winning player. We will look in-depth at some of the most important pre-flop and flop strategies that will help you feel more confident at any poker table. Continue reading