Is Poker Tracker Cheating?

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kfkid40

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Hey guys,

I've been thinking recently about getting Poker Tracker; and as I was thinking about buying it, I started thinking about how fair it really is.

Now, I know it is not a bot, and can't make any suggestions or decisions for you, and all it does is give you information. Information that anybody with a pen paper present could gather. But the difference is, you wouldn't.

MANY of the people using PT would never pay attention to the information that is being gathered by the software. How many players, that if it were not for PT, would actually keep track of % of flops played, raises, position each player made his moves from, how much was bet in relation to the pot, and the cards that they showed down with, FOR EACH OF THEIR OPPONENTS AT EVERY TABLE THEY ARE PLAYING AT?

Nobody does that, not many people have the memory capable of that. PT is just giving information that is already available to you yes, but information no player would be able to keep track of in its entirety.

So is isn't it kind of cheating?


And now for my next point, even if it is sort of cheating, what percentage of online players do you think are using it? because if its a lot, it might just be something that has to be looked at as "part of online play" and nothing more. which is what they way im starting to look at it.

Still curious about opinions tho...
 
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No, it's not cheating. Trust me, if it's on pokerstars approved use list, it's perfectly fine to be using it. And, if you ask me, you're probably at a disadvantage if you're not using it. When I first started playing Omaha 8 online, I was amazed at how many time I was not called in certain situations. It was like someone had hacked in to see what my hand was. Well, once I started using PT Omaha, I realized why this was. Because the good players that know how to us PTO & PAHUD can see what kind of player I am at a glance. When they realize that I don't play any crap hands based on the stats, it's easy for them not to call my late bets if they don't have the nuts, cuz they know that I probably do (agression factor also comes into play here). Now, thank god that most of the donks and fishies either aren't using these programs or don't know how to use them properly... otherwise, it would be even tougher to win online;)
 
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Now, thank god that most of the donks and fishies either aren't using these programs or don't know how to use them properly... otherwise, it would be even tougher to win online;)
It only really applies at sites that PokerTracker covers, there are still quite a few that it doesn't seem to support
 
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i heard they're coming out with a live version of PT in ~2 months
 
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i heard they're coming out with a live version of PT in ~2 months


Yes, they are manufacturing Kathy Liebert clones as we speak (miniaturized to the size of a card protector)
 
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