A lot of players have often mentioned playing poker on the internet has the biggest disadvantage
of all – and that is not being able to see your opponent across the table.  Actually, on the internet
you have tools that will give you an advantage over live play to track and monitor your opponent’s
activities.  In this section I list my favorite "Tracking Programs" tools.  In the
Competitive Tools
section, you will find my favorite "Database" tools.

Poker tracking software packages start by recording all of the information offered by the poker
site about each hand that you play.  They then collate and organize this information so that over
time you can analyze your play and that of your opponents, finding your strengths and
weaknesses as well as those of your opponents.  Some programs also offer some kind of
heads-up display (HUD) so that you can see real-time information as you play, stats on your
opponents, odds to make your hands, and other information.  These software packages are
modestly priced and easily pay for themselves in a matter of a few sessions.

The following programs are the best available:
Poker Software - Tracking Programs
PokerOffice is much more than just a poker odds calculator and poker software. It is the most
sophisticated poker software tool on the market for Online Texas Hold'em.  PokerOffice allows
you to track all of your opponent's actions as well as your own poker game while you are
playing, without any need for hand histories or user input.  The PokerOffice software
automatically offers instant odds, opponent statistics, graphs and analysis.

The software includes a real time Heads Up Display that will overlay statistics, player actions
and odds on the actual poker table. This way you will always have full control over the present
game state in order to exploit weaknesses in your opponents.

The Hand Replayer is able to graphically replay any number of hands with the possibility to
replay specific sessions, entire tournaments or group of hands. It comes with a number of
special features, such as:  Automatic pot odds, outs, odds, best hand, pot size, etc;  Possibility
to change the current odds view to any player around the table;   Authentic Overlay! Will display
exactly the same overlay in the replayer as you had during play;  Filter out any situation you like
to analyze in your game, such as middle pair on the flop, flush draws, etc, and replay all these
situations as a single session;  Possibility to step through games, between games, specify
speed, filter overlay statistics, and more.

The program contains Graphs to view any statistics of choice. They can be used to analyze how
a certain playing style affects the generated profit. You can for example print profit, saw flop %
and aggression factor in the same graph and see how your winnings correlate with these
parameters.  You can zoom in and replay a certain area of the graph, and also adjust the graph
by moving average.  You may filter the graphs on a large number of criteria. The program will
print the change of a specific statistic over time, such as preflop raise %, VPIP %, aggression,

PokerOffice gives you the ultimate poker odds calculator. See your odds for potential hands
after flop, turn and river in real-time. The poker odds calculator displays your hand, the ranking
of your hand and the best possible poker hand with the cards on the table.

Wondering what your opponent had when he called your river bet? Now you can see the
mucked cards in real time on the overlay. Some sites present the mucked cards in their hand
histories; according to standard poker rules, you as a player, have the right to see your
opponents mucked cards when there is a showdown (it's the same in a real casino).
PokerOffice fetches these from the hand history and presents them to you in a nicer format
during play.

Over 170 supported online poker rooms including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Party Poker and
many others.

PokerOffice was voted Best Online Poker Software 2007.
Poker Tracker is a Windows based computer program that allows you to analyze your on-line
Texas Hold'Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo and Razz play. Poker
Tracker stores and summarizes hand history data that can be downloaded from your poker site.

What does Poker Tracker have to offer?

The ability to track your ring game and tournament play on multiple poker sites. Do you have an
account on many different poker sites? No problem, Poker Tracker will allow you to import
hand histories from each site and store them in the same database. Don't worry if your screen
names are not the same either, Poker Tracker has a way to let you to combine the stats from
multiple sites.

Tracks your starting hands and with the various hand combinations see how many times you:
1) See the flop;  2) Raise;  3) Win money;  4) And much more!

Track your play by position. You can see how many times you call under the gun, from the
cut-off, etc. Look at the amount of money you win by position. You can also see how you play
short-handed or with a full table.

Track your play by session/tournament. Track your hand results. You can see how many times
you got a flush, full-house, etc. and how much money you made with each hand.  Track your
best and worst opponents. Find out whom you've won the most money from and who has won
the most money from you.  Track every player you have ever played against and keep detailed
notes on each player. You can see how often they see the flop, raise pre-flop, check-raise, win
at showdown and much more.

The software also has the ability to Import from and export to your player notes files. The
advanced exporter allows use to export user-defined stats to the notes files so they show up
when a player sits at your table.

You can also Auto-rate ring game players. You can setup rules, or use the default rules, to
automatically rate players as hands are loaded. Find out instantly who the fish are. Graphically
replay your hands individually or replay entire sessions or even entire tournaments.

Poker Tracker has several Third Party add-on programs that add to the usefulness of Poker
Tracker ( a list can be found on their site).

Poker Tracker also has an extensive list of supported poker rooms including PokerStars, Full
Tilt Poker, Party Poker and many others.
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Whether you’re a recreational micro stakes player or high roller, Holdem Manager is the tool
that increases win-rates while giving players the edges needed to move up in limits.

Easy-to-read stats and graphs along with multiple tools to help players plug their leaks.

Hold'em Manager is an excellent piece of software that is able to compete with the leading
poker tracking analysis software available today. It provides many unique features that make it
a valuable asset to have in any poker software library. Its included heads up display (HUD)
provides a lot of information that simply isn't available in other HUD products. The main part of
the program is completely customizable so that you can find the information that you want.

Key features include: Powerful HUD with fully customizable pop-ups;  100's of stats to display,
3-bet, 4-bet, Squeeze - Holdem Manager has them all;   Multiple graphs showing All-in EV
(Expected Value), Rakeback and Showdown profits;  Unlimited database size;  Mucked card
display – See your opponents mucked cards;  Replay past hands with current stats or overall
stats;  Instantly check most recent hands with easy-to-read formatting.

If you are a smaller stakes player, Holdem Manager has a less expensive software version that
supports play up to .25/.50 No Limit .50/1.00 Limit and up to $22 buy-in tournaments.  You can
always upgrade to the Full Professional Version.

Holdem Manager supports Party Poker, Poker Stars, Full Tilt, Absolute, Crypto Network,
Dracula Holdem, Prima / Micro Gaming Network, Ipoker Network, Ultimate Bet, OnGame
Network, Everest, and Betfair.  Pacific & Bodog require 3rd party hand grabbers to function.
Texas Calculatem is a sophisticated, yet easy to use poker odds calculator and HUD.  This
poker odds calculator works with 100+ poker rooms and attaches to your game table.  It
automatically reads your cards and table play, breaking down every possible scenario in
real-time and instantly giving you exact poker odds and your odds to win in every situation.

Texas Calculatem's intuitive interface shows you your exact situation at a glance. The table,
poker odds advice bar, and poker odds chart give you just enough information without being
too overwhelming. A novice may choose to simply follow the advice given. More experienced
users will find the additional info, including odds of making certain hands, odds of one of your
opponents making certain hands, # outs, pre-flop hand strength, very useful.

The Options screen gives you all the customization you need to personalize the software.
Calculation speed can be adjusted according to the speed of your computer's CPU. Advice can
be fine-tuned according to your style of play.

Most poker odds calculators work by randomly dealing the outcome thousands of times and
averaging out the results. That's not nearly enough in poker, as a player still in a hand when
other players have folded obviously doesn't have just any random poker hand.  What Texas
Calculatem does is use a complex mathematical algorithm to give weight to your opponents'
likely hands, given position and table play, in every situation. It then determines the exact
probability you will have the best hand at the river.
Tournament Shark is proud to present new feature additions to their already one of a kind
product which offers real-time online poker rankings and tournament results as you play.

The software automatically senses your open tournament tables, looks up each player at the
table, then displays their win rate, finish position frequency, number of games tracked, and
assigns each player a card to grade their overall performance.

While you still have all the basic features, such as players per table options, MTT SnG and
Heads-Up options, filters to view the exact information on a given player necessary for your
success, and the ability to refresh the page as new players enter the table, Tournament Shark
added a couple new features to make your playing experience more enjoyable.

Before, one was only able to use Tournament Shark on Full Tilt while running in standard view,
but with new added support, you can run Tournament Shark on Full Tilt using Racetrack View
with as much ease as the standard. You will no longer be limited when choosing the type of
view that you find most comfortable while playing online poker.

Another very important feature that was added was a line at the bottom of the players list
labeled “You”. Now you longer need to type and re-type your name into a blank field in order
see or compare your poker statistics to the other players at your table. This feature was added
for your convenience, and will assuredly save you time and energy.

Supported Poker Rooms:  Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars, Poker Room.
SitNGo Wizard can teach you how to make hundreds of dollars a week playing No Limit SitNGo
Tournaments.  The SitNGo Wizard will teach you how to play a near perfect late game strategy.
You will learn when to push and when to fold. You will learn the importance of various factors
such as number of opponents, stack sizes, and opponent calling ranges.

If you are a beginning player or just new to SitNGo tournaments, the SitNGo Wizard will quickly
turn you in a winning player at the low limit SitNGo’s. If you are already an experienced SitNGo
player, the SitNGo Wizard will help you find and eliminate costly mistakes that you don’t even
realize you are making.

The SitNGo Wizard reads your tournament hand history and runs an analysis of each hand.
The analysis compares the equity you would have if you fold pre-flop to the equity you would
have if you push all-in pre-flop. Equity is your share of the prize pool at any point in the
tournament. It is based on number of opponents, the size of each player’s stack, and the
tournament prize structure.

The software computes the equity of every possible outcome of the hand. It combines the
equity of each outcome with the probability of each outcome to come up with the total equity. It
would take you days to do these calculations by hand, but the SitNGo Wizard computes them in
a fraction of a second.

The SitNGo Wizard automatically loads entire hand histories from Party Poker, PokerStars, Full
Tilt Poker, Ultimate Bet, Absolute Poker, Titan Poker, PKR, World Poker Exchange, and the
OnGame Network. Support for additional poker sites will be added based on customer
Along with my picks for the best software, I have to include the best site that reviews all of the

PokerSoftware.com is the largest and most comprehensive online resource for information on
poker software and poker tools.  They have reviewed all of the best online poker software.  Most
of the reviews include a video so you'll be able to see the software in action before purchasing.

The site also has numerous poker articles relating to the many different types of software and
includes a Poker Software Discussion Forum to keep you up to date on the latest news.
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