Win at Online Poker With Poker Odds Calculators

If you’re reading this then you must be an online poker enthusiast. In the next few minutes I’ll introduce you to a new generation of poker software called poker odds calculators! Poker odds calculators will enhance your game and help you win more hands, tournaments and increase your income! They greatly improved my poker play, I avoided bad bets, stopped chasing bad hands and cashed out more often. I’m actually not a poker genius, just a mediocre player, so if I did it, you can do it too. If you are not using such a program, it is highly likely someone is surely using it on you! Recent estimates indicate that more than 40% of online poker players have some sort of program aid while playing online Texas Holdem poker, and the percentage just keeps rising! That means that you either have a distinct advantage over your competition if you are using these tools or you are being exploited by more prepared players. Now I’m going to answer a few basic questions about odds calculators.

What exactly is a poker odds calculator?

Poker odds calculator is a special software created with a complex set of algorithms, which compute the chances of winning, based on past computations and past played hands; the odds that this particular combination of cards will come up at a particular point in a game. While this information may seem to be too big and complex to be memorized, there are some very basic odds that can be memorized. Most successful poker players have educated themselves on the basic theories of odds so they can make snap decisions based upon those statistics as quickly as the cards are dealt. This gives them great advantage over amateur players because they can calculate the odd of winning that particular hand. This is the most important information you can have in online poker. This is precisely why amateurs should look to level the chances of winning by using an online poker odds calculator. There is an old saying which fits here perfectly “God created man, Sam Colt made them equal.” The same is with poker calculators, “God created poker players, odds calculators made them equal”:)

Are they suitable for every poker player?

Yes, they are not designed only for hardcore players. Every poker player has a calculator designed to suit his needs. If you are a beginner player best choice would be a beginner friendly calculator like Texas Calculatem. For intermediate players I would recommend Holdem Indicator and Calculatem Pro, one off the most popular advanced calculators available. For more advanced online poker players who need more functions and statistics best choice would be Holdem Genius, very powerful odds calculator. There are some specialized pieces od poker software, like Tournament Indicator and Sit and Go shark. Tournament indicator is odds calculator designed specially for Texas Holdem tournament play and Sit and Go Shark for Sit and Go tournaments.

Are they expensive?

Odds calculators can only be used when you get an unlock code from the software’s administrator. The best part about poker calculators is that you can get them for free! They retail price varies from $70 to $100 but here you will learn how you can get license for FREE and save some money for poker!Is using poker calculators cheating? No, not really. They just bring you up to speed with the poker professionals and mathematical geniuses who have this information in their head and use it to make key probability decisions all the time. Majority of poker sites describe poker calculators as acceptable 3rd party software. So no worries there.

Where can you use them?

Almost 99% of online poker rooms support poker odds calculator. For detail list of poker rooms supported visit the wanted calculator review page and find the supported rooms there!

Why to buy poker odds calculator?

I will not speak about morality and legal consequences of using “cracked” or “patched” version of odds calculator software, just about practical downside. Every poker odds calculator updates itself regularly (approx. every week or two), automatically adding new functionality and tweaks. You can use your instance of software only when it’s updated to current version available! So the conclusion is, if you want to use odds calculator of your choice on a regular basis use the registered version!

Enjoy your poker!

Harry B.

Poker and the Stock Market

I was out of town this weekend in Southern NJ, Atlantic City to be exact. After finishing my business at the convention center, I traveled back to the newest casino, the Borgata where I was staying for the night. I don’t consider myself a gambler and have never enjoyed losing money at the tables. When I do gamble, my preferred games have always been craps and blackjack. Until recently, I had never played at a poker table in a casino environment but I enjoy the game of poker and have only played in backyard and basement games with old buddies. Many people consider the game of poker pure luck but this is not an accurate observation. Many factors run parallel with the game of poker and the game of stock market investing. Luck may play a part but rules, odds and money management are the largest components of the two entities.

When investing in the stock market, it is essential to have a sound set of rules or a system that has been tested in real time, no back testing or historical testing needed. After the system has been tested, the investor needs to follow rules in order to preserve capital and cut losses. The investor must also consider the odds of his/her stock making a gain or making a loss. Price objectives and targets should be a large part of every investor’s system. With proper money management and calculated expectancy, the investor should aim to trade only in situations where the odds are in his/her favor. In a strong bull market, it may not be wise to start shorting many stocks; the odds of making a big gain with this strategy could be very low. Another major component that works its way into investing is psychology and/or human emotion. Stocks are made up of human character traits, similar to the type of people that own them. Some stocks are risky and volatile while other stocks are conservative and predictable. The market repeats cycles and specific chart patterns because humans repeat their actions and character tendencies.

Now, back to the poker table; as I sat down and started to play, my first goal was to become familiar with the character traits of the players around me. With 10 players at the table, I had plenty of time to evaluate the people I was playing with, without risking a great deal of money. After several rounds of play, I was aware that the gentleman to my right would only bet high odd hands and would fold every other hand. He was very edgy and nervous and folded his cards with force when he was angry. The gentleman to the left would also play hands with high odds but I did see him call bets with some hands that were risky with lower odds. One gentleman across the table was the bluffer and always had a smirk on his face with a pair of dark glasses. I challenged this man on several occasions and paid to see his cards because I felt he had nothing. More times than not, I was right and still beat him with an average hand. I could go on but you understand the point I am trying to make: all poker players and investors bring their emotions to the table.

I won’t get into the exact rules of playing poker but I can tell you that only two players are required to bet per round while the other eight can view their first two cards without risking a cent. My game of choice is Texas Hold’em, the current craze across the country and one that excites me when I am in the environment. The two players required to bet represent the big and small blinds. If you are the dealer or anoy other players at the table, you can view your first two cards for free without an bet. If the hand is weak, you can fold and keep your gambling stake.

Here is where it gets interesting; if I have a decent hand, I can decide to call the larger blind and see the next three cards on the flop, which is still a low risk investment. If the flop doesn’t provide me with the cards I need, I can immediately cut my losses short by folding and wait for the next game. The same is true in investing; I can cut a loss short and wait for the next opportunity without risking the farm if I realize an immediate loss. If the cards are good and my probabilities of winning the hand are high, I can call the bet or raise the bet. A fourth and fifth card (the turn and the river) are placed on the table after the flop and betting continues with each round. Again, I can decide if I would like to call, raise or cut my losses short. The connection I am trying to make with investing in the stock market and playing poker relates directly to cutting losses short (capital preservation and money management) and my odds of winning the game (in the stock market this could be called expectancy).

In my opinion, the best game to play at the casino is $1-$2 no limit style. This means that the blinds are held to a minimum and it will only cost you a couple of dollars to see the flop in many cases. The “no-limit” aspect allows your upside potential to be unlimited which carries through to investing. If you cut losses short and ride your winner, the up-side potential in investing can also be unlimited, especially when using options (but that is for another discussion). Last night, I could see my first two cards for free, eight out of every ten hands and I could fold if they were no good. If they were good, I put money on the table after my idea. In the real world, the world of stock investing, you should always put money after your best ideas. The ensuing gain or loss will tell you if you are right. Again, for the umpteenth time in this article, the most important part of both games is cutting losses short and moving on without mixing emotions into the decisions.

All investors and poker players bring emotions to the table, some people control them better while other people employ better systems and understand the odds on a higher level. The bottom line is to understand the situation around you and to use a sound system to raise your odds. Never bet a hand that represents a low chance of winning and never ride a loss that could multiply overnight. Cut losses short and get out of the game and wait for the next opportunity because they are always around the corner.