Originally Posted by phatmatt840
I'm wondering... what was the biggest advantage you found by using PT3? How did the program contribute to your winning?
I starte with PokerTracker2.
I was a wishy-washy player. I deposited $50, playing the $.01/$.02 ring games, and was happy as long as my bankroll didn't dip below $50. I'd play smart until I had $70, then I'd get loose and make bad calls until I dipped below $50. Then I'd panic and play smart again, working it back up. Up and down, like a yo-yo.
PokerTracker2 suddenly made me accountable for all of my actions. In my eyes, losing "a few extra bucks" was no big deal because it was a small decrease in profit. However with PokerTracker2, suddenly every bad play I made went on my perminant record. Every losing session was a red number on my session list, and every bad call damaged my career stats. PokerTracker drastically decreased my "oh what the hell" calls.
With my new found success and a bit more confidence, and an eagerness to improve my stats, I started to learn the nuances of online ring games.
Originally Posted by thefatman313
I just tried a 5 day trial of poker edge...but honestly there were many players for which info was unavailable...i would not recommend poker edge
PokerEdge is on PokerStars list of banned software
. If they catch you using it they can seize your bankroll and ban you from the site.
Whereas PokerTracker and HEM are both given as examples of software which they do allow.