re: Poker & Best cash game sites for US players
Undoubtedly, ACR is going to be your best bet. They have the best volume -- I've seen close to 20 2nl going at a time, and not too far back in volume was 5nl.
I like Hold'em Indicator (which is actually the same program that Carbon calls their own, so maybe you are already used to it) for a free trial. Funny thing is, don't tell anyone, but it works with tournaments even after the trial. It's supposed to work on BetOnline, as well, but only on Play Money until you register. The problem with Hold'em Indicator, unless I'm missing something, is it is just a HUD, hand replayer, and odds
calculator. It doesn't seem to offer any sort of database functionality, yet it is close to the same price as PokerTracker.
I don't understand why HEM doesn't support ACR. PokerTracker 4 does but I'm not used to it and my free trial ran out. I'm going to see if I can get my old HEM program to work, but I need to move it from my old computer first -- not sure if that will work. Sometimes you can manually change a few minor things (with search and replace) in the Hand History text to make it work in different programs. Anyway, I hope HEM changes their mind about supporting ACR as they see it grow in the US market.
Another option is the SharkScope
HUD, which I'm curious about. I think they charge monthly, but they also have a HUD/database program for about $100 that is stand alone.
ACR's volume is best in the daytime and weekends, but they ran some sort of volume promotion a few weeks ago that caused a lot more players to play at night, too.
I also believe ACR is going to be your best best for multi-tabling. I use the stacking method, and ACR is good at popping up the right screen at the right moment. BetOnline is not good at that, so far.
So, are you getting a new PC?