I had a close friends recently tell me about Poker calculators, when i was surfing the net i found out about them, they are something that every poker player should have. To be honest, if you play much poker, then you no doubt have used at least one, probably more then you could count.
They have become so popular that there are software companies that have been created to assist with poker playing, in other words these programs help you to make better decisions at the table. I also believe that if you do not use one you are actually allowing your opponents to take advantage of you.
Do not believe in “dateable” calculators, only good calculators that are used by the best poker players.
Revealed by “Panen138” calculators are identical to the ones used by the poker pros, they offer almost exactly the same information but for free. If the pro used it then you should, in theory, be able to catch up to him.
Dateable calculators offer you a small amount of credit according to how much you spend, so if you are out playing then you can get a quick card counting quickly.
Number of Used Hands
This is probably the most commonly overlooked area of any poker calculator, but in my experience it is where the most information is. This is because it tracks which hands you have seen and won at the table, what hands you have seen and lost at the table, and what your overall profit is.
Most poker calculators ignore dates in order to keep track of player hands, but you can request it to ignore dates if you wish. This is especially useful if you play tournaments, in which your ability to track your progress across multiple tables and tables is quite vital.
Do you know the player ranges of strong hands?
Many poker calculators attempt to tell you the player ranges of strong hands, by monitoring the emergence of those hands in a player’s profits. You should know that a range of hands actually forms the bulk of all winning hands, the exact opposite of what many players think. The truth is that as many as 45% of poker wins can be comprised of stronger hands.
You should be able to tell the general strength of your opponents hands, by checking how many pots they participate in, and by their average pot size. You are likely to find that hands as strong (house cards) as QQ, JJ, AK, are far more likely to connect than weak (small pocket pairs) hands, such as 22, 33, 44, 55.
You might hear the word “mobile” used in reference to a poker calculator, this actually means that the poker calculator is often not laid out of a pocket, but rather laid horizontally across a table and inches from your mouse; allowing you to see your hole cards as they are dealt, but disproportionately makes it harder for your opponents to read your raises and holds.
You will undoubtedly have at least some knowledge of your poker calculator, be it the free something or the not-so-free something.
Let me suggest, if your new to poker, that you lay off a hand or two and remember what poker is all about, and what the most profitable poker game is, and then you will come into your own preflop game with a clear head and moving quickly as possible.
We have noted that the NSW holdem algorithms are far too loose and unpredictable for the game to be crushed due to constant bad beats, therefore there is no reason to invest any mental energy in trying to beat them, you will just lose games.
These are just a few of the reasons why people will struggle with poker online, and the only thing you can do is adjust and try to make the most of the hand you are dealt with preflop.