This is a discussion on Choosing software: Odds, Equity, Field, Specificity and Site. within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; I'm assessing what legal software I should use to play with.
What stand-alone product provides: Hand analysis (odds), bet equity (Kelly criterion), Player Field information (what
Choosing software: Odds, Equity, Field, Specificity and Site.
I'm assessing what legal software I should use to play with.
What stand-alone product provides: Hand analysis (odds), bet equity (Kelly criterion), Player Field information (what hand ranges do they play relative to their stack size), Specific games that are optimized for that site.
If there is no stand-alone product what is the minimal amount of software to use (2,3..more?) to cover all possible ground and use all available information in real time.
Will the software ever indicate that I should fold AA, KK or quads? Can I test for this situation?
Relative to displayed statistics on Sharkscope and elsewhere, on a per game basis, is there software that can assess a player field and list the probability of success of each of the players involved in a game and their relative placement? This would include my own predicted placement within that field.
Just with paper and pencil and making my own notes in the games I have played, I am trying to cross-reference leader board players with the players that I am in a game with. This is tedious and I would really like to find an automated way of doing this.
I'm looking at all games that are played, Omaha, Stud, Razz...
I followed a thread here that listed `twitch poker` and took a quick look. When watching these games is the software that these players use like PT4...etc... visible? I couldn't tell.
I used to do a bit of programming in the past and I can "roll my own" software for specific purposes. Programming in CUDA using graphics cards can massively increase computational throughput so I think such actions can be accomplished by software in real time. I will not ever use prohibited software while in a game and I will clear anything I intend to do with the support staff at the poker site. I intend to keep them as friends and work with them rather than against them.
Much of this material I expect I will be able to do during a live game ... with practice. The thing is that I don't want to re-invent the wheel yet validate these concepts as crucial to winning games.
Software will always have flaws and if you have ever played computer chess, Stockfish for instance, such weaknesses can be spotted and exploited because it's an open game. With poker, I have played games where I consistently displayed a specific weakness on purpose. When the appropriate time came I brought the hammer down hard. Poker is a game of misinformation as well and to become a successful "trappy" player is not an easy thing. I hope that whatever software I use will provide that second set of eyes to create and exploit plays I would not have seen otherwise.