Using odds and profile information for online poker

August 7, 2010

Holdem Indicator has been around for approximately five years now, with sales continue to be solid. Part of that reason is the fantastic service that the Indicator programmers offer, and the speed of which they are able to adapt the poker software when a key poker site updates theirs. In fact, other 3rd party application programmers have come to the Indicator staff for help when their own developers have not been able to figure out new issues with either Poker Stars or Full Tilt Poker.

The software, like all Indicator products is essentially divided into two main area of information, both of which are cleverly and neatly viewable in the main window. The first attribute is accurately displaying a players pot odds when in a hand. It’s a graphic scale which decsribes the ratio of how much a player will have to call compared to the size of the pot. Then there are also win odds. This figure is certainly more abstract, but endeavors to show the likeliness of your hand being the winner at the river. Both of these scales combined together are fairly powerful. You can also switch between the main stats window view to see how much of a chance your hand has to improve to certain other hands, such as two pair, a straight, flush, or full house. The other main feature of the software profiles your opponents for you instantly.

Holdem Indicator accumulates the data at that table, but it is up to the user to extrapolate that into usable techniques for playing against opponents. Such strategies could change significantly based on an opponent’s tendency to play a lot of hands, his betting frequencies, the position he chooses to play from, and what hands he has shown at the showdown.Now that is a significant advantage over your competition. If you have software like this, you can play more tables, and not worry about missing a thing. The information will be there waiting for the next time you need to refer to it when you’re in a hand with a specific player.

The designers of this poker software also realize that each player has particular preferences as to how he wants to view that information, as well as how many tables they are confident in playing concurrently. Given that, Holdem Indicator can be altered to resize the standard horizontal format to fit the poker table, or can be minimized or even changed to a vertical view. Each time a user opens up a new table, another instance of the software will be started.

In addition Holdem Indicator can be switched to a HUD, meaning Head-Up Display that overlays the same data right on top of your table. You also have the option of which indicators you want shown in the HUD, knowing that a basic scroll over that player will reveal his entire user profile information whenever you need it. You can also switch back and forth to any view you prefer while playing without losing any past data. In fact, the details you collect on your opponents stays on your pc, so that the next time you play against that same player, his historic data will be available to you simply by clicking on the H (for history) button located in the lower left corner.

The poker software is a nifty bit of programming that runs dependable and steady. The developers seem to be able to keep up the pace with Full Tilt and Poker Stars whenever they make an update. Holdem Indicator will put you back about $80 and there are some free tutorial videos to watch for using the poker calculator software.


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