Originally Posted by fletchdad
What WizziM said is pretty right on. Using the stats and filters is paramount to getting the most out of a tracker. I find it more useful in being able to study my game when I am not playing. It does come in handy when multi tabling but also as PO mentioned above if you are playing single games with small player pool, honing your observation skills would be more beneficial than relying on software.
If the 100 + - $s mean nothing to you, then I guess why not. But think of it like any tool. DO you need it, or just wanna have it?
I actually spent a long session with my poker coach where he showed me how to use it to its fullest, and now am glad I have it, but had I not had someone show me how to really use the filters for ALL kinds of post play study, it would have cost me more money than it made me, since my decision making was not all that much better even with player stats showing.
Bingo. I rarely take my decisions based on the tracker . At micros the first 3 stats VPIP/PFR/AF are more than enough and you can use notes for every player to rate them even without a tracker. And I think a collor system like pokerstars
has is much easier to use for this kind of stuff .I still think a tracker is a much usefull tool to learn and to adjust your play.
The best use for tracking others are the CC freerolls
where other details than first 3 stats count as much.