Poker Calculator Report: SharkScope and Spying on Your Competition Part 1 by Marty Smith
... Who would be your favorite? Sharkscope also updates virtually immediately after a tournament is completed, so it is simply the most accurate source of player information on the internet. As well it includes databases for Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars, Party Poker and all the Cryptologic sites as well, so it covers the mass majority of sit and go tournaments on the internet. Next time you enter a sit and go tournament, help yourself to some free searches on your opponents.
Using Poker Odds Calculators: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by John Finney
... Many poker players who play in poker tournaments have also begun to use tournament equity calculators. These calculators are used to determine the average amount of prize money each participant should win based on the number of chips each player has during the tournament. The value of these chips will be less as the game progresses and players earn more chips. Some players will decide to sit out a tournament is they decide the prize pool isn’t large enough for them.
Poker Calculator Wars Part 2: Poker Spy vs. Hold 'em Pirate by Marty Smith
... I have run both of these empirical poker calculator programs simultaneously while playing ring games and tournaments. While each has some merit as to being quality products, hold’em pirate fairs better in some key specific categories such as getting a quick read on the table collective, an easy to read interface, and the simple odds display, and what could very well be one of the most misleading hand analysis features in a poker calculator. While first running Poker-Spy, my initial ...
Poker Calculators and Do You Suffer From the Top Pair Syndrome? by Marty Smith
... your will with over-cards to a made hand is lunatic fringe. Finally, many internet players truly misjudge the strength of their hands, frequently overplaying such holdings as JQs, KQs, A10, AJ, and low pairs. Had they been using a poker calculator like Holder Pirate, it would recommend folding such hands to a raise, while some others with looser settings and value pots would maybe, say call. I have seen many players in the early rounds let their tournament ride with AQ, 66, and even 22!
Poker Calculator Wars Part 1; Sit and Go Shark vs. Hold'em Pirate by Marty Smith
... That being said, among the Empirical type of poker calculators, there are two that I have used exclusively for single table, sit and go tournaments (STT). They are, Sit and Go Shark and Hold’em Pirate. Empirical Poker calculators offer up to the user a dynamic collection of the aggregate activity of your opponents. This contributes to the feel, or momentum of the table. An important factor to be sure. Sit and Go Shark makes claim to this by having descriptive phrases parsed in stacked ...
When to Ignore Your Poker Calculator by Marty Smith
... I can practically turn my poker calculator off when I find myself in a tournament short-stacked. You are just not going to get pot odds when you need it, but you can’t wait until becoming so short that 3 other players will find it easy to call you. You need to get heads up, hoping to double up. And that means NOT waiting for your software to tell you to do so. Check that hand selection list and go for it! Most players who use online poker calculators are naturally tight strategists.
Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Strategy - Starting Hands by Rick Braddy
... Welcome to the fifth in my Texas Holdem Poker Strategy Series, focusing on no limit Texas Holdem poker tournament play and associated strategies. In this article, we’ll examine starting hand decisions. It may seem obvious, but deciding which starting hands to play, and which ones to skip playing, is one of the most important Texas Holdem poker decisions you'll make. Deciding which starting hands to play begins by accounting for several factors: * Starting Hand "groups" (Sklansky made some ...
Poker Sit and Go Report: The Dynamics of Heads Up Play by Marty Smith
... a pot without going to the river that your position and stack are as much value as your hand itself. This is true for being both the short and big stack in a heads up match because a mistake here will have drastic swing possibilities in the match. For preflop moves though without cards, you really have to have a good read on your competition. If you haven't got holdem indicator yet, the Sklansky Group ratings are just another reason I think it’s the best poker calculator on the market.