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The number of applications that allow online poker players to post and share hand histories via social media appears to be increasing incrementally each year. One of these services is PkrSess, a very simple yet fully functional web-based hand history sharing software that has customizable options to let you post, share, analyze, discuss, filter, and take notes on your online sessions.
Upon going to PkrSess.com, you will see a simple PkrSess logo enclosed by fancy brackets along with two links on the top right: "Home" and "Login." There are two modes within PkrSess: anonymous and logged in. As an anonymous user, you have full use of the hand history pasting feature along with access to the optional filters, comments, notes, and sharing. However, the drawback to using this service anonymously is that although you can use all options without restrictions, the ability to edit your session will expire in a relatively short length of time.
To avoid losing the ability to filter and tweak your notes, PkrSess recommends logging in through Twitter, which you can do directly from its website. As a logged in user, you can upload an unlimited number of sessions and come back any time to place notes, discuss hands, and filter information.
The homepage has an empty box where you can paste an online poker hand history. Once you have done so, click the "Let's Go!" button at the bottom. The first thing you will notice is that the hand histories swap out actual screen names for positions in order to protect players' privacy. This means that usernames will appear as BTN, SB, BB, UTG, HERO, UTG+2, MP1, MP2, and CO instead of actual screen names.
At the top, PkrSess users can place a custom-made title for the session, save notes, and leave comments for each individual hand. All that has to be done is enter the text in the box provided and then press the "Save" button. There are toggle buttons on the left-hand side that allow for seamless scrolling to the "Previous" or "Next" hand within a session.
At the bottom of the page, you will notice that PkrSess.com has customizable filters that can display information for Pre-Flop, Flop, Turn, and River. This tool can prove especially helpful for individuals who wish to view only a specific amount of information for all hands within a session.
The card suit graphics are not the traditional red and black, but are nonetheless easy to view and understand. In PkrSess, Diamonds are blue, Spades are yellow, Clubs are green, and Hearts are red. Chip stacks are displayed with a numerical value for their actual size. There's also an "M" for use in tournaments.
At each street, blue text signifies how many players are competing for the pot and how many are currently all-in. The format used by PkrSess is visually attractive compared to the basic Notepad format that is used when pasting. The information is also conveniently separated by chip stacks, street, and summary.
This product is powered by the Deuces Cracked Hand Converter and is not yet compatible with PokerStars Zoom Poker hand histories, although this is currently being worked on. Logging into PkrSess.com is one way to keep track of all your online poker sessions while maintaining the right to edit your notes and comments for each session and hand. Once you are logged in, comments can be made very quickly and shared via social media with just one click of your mouse or keyboard.
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