…an interesting alternative to the dominant Poker Tracker 4 and Hold’em Manager 2. Originally developed only for Mac, Poker Copilot is naturally less known than the popular PC-centric PT4 and HM2. Today all 3 programs support both platforms, but the “quick and light” approach typical for Apple’s products is still recognizable in Poker Copilot.
In terms of features, Poker Copilot is quite versatile and can give the other two giants a run for their money. It has all the core features of a modern poker tracker – from the rich statistics and data visualization, to the customization options for the HUD.
The reviewer concludes that “the main feature of Poker Copilot is simplicity” and that “Poker Copilot is overall a better deal”.
PokerZebra is similar to Poker Stove, a popular, free poker odds calculator for Windows.
Like PokerStove, PokerZebra handles preflop, flop, turn, and river calculations, it handles up to 10 players, and it lets you calculate odds against a random hand, a specific hand, or a range of hands.
We received a nice support ticket today. After describing a problem, the customer ended with this great note:
I am very very happy with Poker Copilot. Your database is very very quick, imports are a breeze, the HUD works flawless, your software is the only one versus Poker Tracker and Xeester that can manage duplicates the best, and creates no mistakes during imports.
Poker Copilot finds and auto adds history folders by itself, imports, but without creating a mess in the database. The other trackers I tested could even hardly compete.
The use of the software is the easiest ever, the structure you have chosen is without comparison.
It’s not all praise:
The HUD could have a little update, as well as the replayer, all other software is slightly better in this regard.
We’re asking for his feedback on what’s missing from our HUD and replayer that our competitors have.
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.
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: