Originally Posted by Aleksei
Because pokertracker tracks FAR more intricate information that a villain's winrate, and the more reads we have on people the more we can profit vs them.
A more relevant question: Why do players (who aren't you) not complain that PT4 is allowed on other sites? Because fish aren't gonna take advantage of it. So the edge is ours.
You bring up an interesting point in your response. Also an interesting observation.
A fish is a weak player with limited knowledge of poker in general or it's subtle nuances, right?
A shark is someone well versed in the game and those nuances, able to take full advantage of it, absent any crutches, like software, right?
But what do you call players whose true skill is masked by the computerized software that helps them win? Players who do not like sites such as Bovada, because they cannot keep the same level of success without those programs to help their game?
A fish in a shark suit, perhaps? This certainly explains why we run across "big winners" in forums who cannot grasp those nuances in poker within a poker discussion. Ever notice that? Maybe this is because they falsely believe their wins make them a "good player" alone, when the "good player" is really the software they are using. Take away that software, they are not so good as they thought. When they venture into a live game, they face the same problem; a severe and very obvious lack of poker skill, IMHO.
And I still think this scares away casual players and fish who learn that people are using computers to help their game. Again, just my opinion, that's all.
Also, I am not saying this "shark suit" player type is you, so don't get me wrong I assume you know how to play without a crutch.