This is a discussion on Pokerstars: Any allowed program that auto calculates ICM / Pot odds live? within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; Just curious. I know a lot of programs are not allowed - but wondering if there exists any simple calculation programs that would be allowed.
Pokerstars: Any allowed program that auto calculates ICM / Pot odds live?
Just curious. I know a lot of programs are not allowed - but wondering if there exists any simple calculation programs that would be allowed. Not looking for a "Detailed" program... just something to quickly calculate these things as I play so I don't have to whip out the mental calculator.
Programs performing real time ICM calculations or range based equity calculations, are not allowed, and they are detected by the PS software. These include ICMizer and also the free program Equilab. As for charts it would be really difficult to enforce a ban, since there is no way for the software to detect those. So yeah thats allowed, but you are probably better off trying to memorize them, especially if you play multible tables at a time. Its also not a great idea to follow charts roboticly, since a part of good poker strategy is to adjust to particular opponents and situations.
For analyzing pre-flop push/flop analysis, is there a big difference between icmizer type programs or Nash charts?
Charts assume that both parties are playing the optimal game, but in general they can offer a good baseline for these type of situations.
If you already have more information about your opponent that should tell you when to deviate from these charts.
And if you really want to analyze your past actions against some player and you are quite sure of his range, then an analyzer could give you more accurate results.
Personally I have gto+ but I'm pretty lazy in using it.
I bought them long ago when I was new to poker but Holdem Indicator and Omaha Indicator show pot odds in real time. They both are allowed by Pokerstars. I use it to be lazy at math all the time
The HUD is rudimentary and outclassed but I paid once in 2007 and get lifetime updates. I think the price is too high in 2021 for what it does but I use it on all sites it supports. It's on of the few programs that work on Ignition.