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For one thing, poker training software can offer you incredible real-time simulators in which to practice. This is a great free way to improve your understanding of the game. A human cannot possibly do this. In areas where the human brain limits us, poker software can be incredibly useful.
Expected value calculations are an area where software has a clear edge over players. This can be simple, like a preflop all-in equity calculation. However, it can also be incredibly more complex and involve intricate decision trees. Think for a moment about why poker is so complicated. Once you make a preflop decision, your opponent or opponents have multiple options against you on each street.
To have any sense about what the true expected value of a decision is versus your opponent, you need multiple branches on a decision tree with numerous assumptions. Unfortunately, this is not something that the human brain can comprehend very well. This is incredibly complicated, but with certain programs we are able to make calculations like this easy.
Accountability and record keeping is another area where humans tend to be weak. If you want to play in a simulator versus a computer opponent, it will record all of the hands you play against it and allow you to analyze the results when you are finished.
Most coaches are limited to some fairly simple training techniques like real-time session sweats, individual hand analysis, or general theoretical discussions. Almost all of the best players in the world have put a tremendous amount of time into self-study. A big part of the reason for this is that it is actually one of the best ways to learn. Most of the best players that I know spend far more time studying the game by themselves than they do with other players.
This brings me to a discussion about my current favorite poker tool on the market…. This is the clear leader in the field of poker training software. PokerSnowie is innovative and brings modern science to the poker tables. The software comes with a free ten-day trial, where you can test out the product for free.
Its goal is to help you achieve a game theory optimal style of play. The more you play, the best your computer opponents will adapt to your playing style, in order to win you. Computer opponents have different playing styles. You can choose a tight-aggressive table, a loose-aggressive one, or choose random opponents.
User interface in english or french. Highly configurable blinds structure using the open source poker-eval library for hand simulations, with a custom-built AI. Works as a standalone software, no need for an internet connection.
Reviews Current version All versions. Sort Date Most helpful Positive rating Negative rating. Results 1—1 of 1 1. Pros This is a work in progress. Cons You do miss a little of the edgy personalities you get when playing with people, but it is nice to play without that now and then. Summary It is a lot better than I would have imagined. You should try it!
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