This is a discussion on Using equity and odds calculator in game within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; How many of you use these types of programs (Equilab, PokerRanger, etc) during your play?
I use a HUD and sometimes will occasionally peek at
How many of you use these types of programs (Equilab, PokerRanger, etc) during your play?
I use a HUD and sometimes will occasionally peek at some range charts. I have Equilab, and I find it valuable when reviewing hand history, but it's near impossible to use it in-game, unless I have a healthy time bank.
I see a lot of videos where players will review hands in-depth utilizing these tools, but I'm curious if anyone can use them effectively real time. Is it just a matter of using them repeatedly or are they designed for review and expiramental play?
At least in pokerstars it is strictly forbidden to use such programs during play. Once i had forgotten equilab running in background and my stars client shutdown and i received warning on my mail and needed to reply that i have understood what i have done to make my account live again. There is good reason such programs to be forbidden - knowing the precise equity of your decisions while you play will turn the game to a simple "click when you have over 50% equity" thing and effectively kill online poker. There is no practical difference between bot and human who uses live equity readings except the fact that you are clicking the mouse buttons instead of the bot.