Poker Copilot’s HUD and hand tracker now works fully with all-in cash out hands.
PokerStars recently introduced “all-in cash out” on some tables. Here’s how it works:
When an all-in situation occurs in a cash game and players’ hands are revealed (before the river and with no more action pending), we calculate each hand’s probability to win the pot and assign a cash out value to each hand, based on those probabilities.
Players in the all-in pot will be presented with the option to cash out their hand and receive the cash out amount, risk-free. If they decline, they will continue to contest the entire pot (and any side pots in which they are involved) as usual.
Once a player chooses to cash out they will no longer be eligible to contest any portion of the pot, and will receive the offered amount added to their stack immediately.
Players declining the cash out option will still need the best hand at showdown to win the pot, even if all their opponents have cashed out.
So that’s how all-in cash out works. But should you use it?
In my opinion, no. That’s because by definition it is a “minus EV” feature.
The cash out value offered is calculated per the formula below:
Hand value = (pot size – rake) x probability of winning
Update: Poker Copilot now works on macOS Catalina!
Poker Copilot works with macOS Catalina, the forthcoming next version of Apple’s Mac operating system.
Running Poker Copilot on Catalina
Catalina is fussier than earlier versions of macOS. It wants you to explicitly grant permission to apps to do some things they could do by default in earlier versions of macOS.
The first time you run Poker Copilot with Catalina you’ll be prompted to give Poker Copilot permission to:
access your Downloads folder. This is necessary for Poker Copilot’s auto-detection of hand history folders. It scans the Downloads folder, because some poker rooms store your hand histories there by default.
record your screen. This sounds more ominous than it is. Giving Poker Copilot permission to record your screen is necessary for our HUD to be able to track poker room windows. Without this permission, Poker Copilot can’t tell if your poker room has any windows open.
If you don’t grant these permissions, Poker Copilot can’t function properly.
You can change these settings in macOS’s System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy.
Still having problems?
If you encounter any problems using Poker Copilot with Catalina, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, restart both apps and play a few hands to confirm the HUD updates correctly. Don’t hesitate to contact us again if the problem persists.
It would be helpful if you could let us know the new ACR hand history folder path so that we can work on a way to automatically detect and add that folder to Poker Copilot. You can contact us at email@example.com.