Joined: Mar '09
Age: 30 (M)
Decided to buy another laptop today as the 4 i own wont download pokerstars properly. Im gonna take a free trail for some software, pokertracker, holdem manager ect. Which one would u recommend? Also im not good with the stats vpip ect can someone give me a quick rundown? Thanks for your help.
Joined: Feb '10
Age: 32 (M)
Actually , all poker tracker are good , but now depends on you wich prefer becouse settings , appearence is totally different than eachother. i prefer holdem manager for example and if i will play on poker tracker will be very difficult to accomodate with the software . i recomand Holdem Manager , becouse is much easier to set the setting
Joined: May '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
They are all pretty much the same I'd guess, but I have a personal preference for PokerTracker...
If you struggle to understand the stats, just keep it simple - A high PFR% (Preflop raise) means they raise light, and should be 3-bet lighter... a high 3-bet % means you should likely call all in with QQ, whereas you wouldn't to someone with 1% 3-bet....
Just compare opponents stats to your own, then act accordingly...
You know your own ranges and how you play, so adjust based on the difference in stats, and you will have a much better idea of their range.
Joined: May '13
Age: 27 (M)
Yeah poker tracker and HEM is both good software HEM is a bit more heavy on the cpu usage side, but if you have a good machine then you can use both and alternate between both when the trials, expires for the other one! Anyway good luck in your poker journey hope those software helps you, it did to me , but you have a lot to learn like stats and i just learn the basics and i still needs to improve and so on. Cheers peace out!
Joined: Jan '13
Age: 40 (M)
I haven't used them in a while however sometimes I rely more on stats than my instincts and sometimes I lose a lot more than I should. They are handy if you keep running into the same players to get an idea on how they play. I just wish I could find a way to put all the information in poker tracker in a separate window so its not clogging up the table space and blocking cards or whatever!
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 36 (M)
Sorry dude, but I can not recommend any software to you, because I am not using one. But most poker players I know ar saying, that pokertracker is the best software, closely followed by holdem manager. The difference seems to be little.