Poker Copilot Synopsis
Poker Copilot 3 is a very easy-to-use tracking and analysis program that is exclusively available to Mac users and is compatible with all of the major online poker rooms. The software has been around for years.
Poker Copilot Full Review
Many Mac users are frustrated with the lack of poker software available to them compared to PC users. An imperfect fix for some Mac users was to install a Windows environment through programs such as Apple’s Boot Camp to run tracking and analysis software available for the PC. Although this will work, Macs were not designed to run Windows and so the solution was far from efficient. Poker Copilot is the industry leader and one of the few programs available for Mac users who want to use the OS X operating system for all of their needs, including playing online poker.
Poker Copilot allows players on a Mac to have a poker tracking program for use with Hold’em tournaments, cash games, and sit and gos. Unlike their PC competitors, there is no version for Omaha currently available. At the time of this review, Poker Copilot’s fully integrated Heads-Up Display worked on many of the major online poker sites including PokerStars, PartyPoker, Ongame, and Winamax.
Poker Copilot is very easy to install from its website. When first installing Poker Copilot, the software will let you know what particular problems there might be with the program fully working and how to fix them. Poker Copilot will also find your hand history folders for you and have your database and HUD fully up-to-date without any user intervention.
The software’s HUD is very easy to set up and has over 20 statistics to choose from. It also has a few default layouts you can try. All major statistics are available including Voluntarily Put in Pot % (VPIP), Pre-Flop Raise % (PFR), Aggression Factor, 3bet Pre-Flop %, Called Pre-Flop Raise %, Continuation Bet %, and Hands Played.
The HUD updates very quickly while playing, allowing you to have the most up-to-date stats on your opponents to help you with your in-game decisions. With more difficult decisions, you can click on the HUD and a more detailed view of your opponent’s statistical breakdown quickly pops up. It is also very quick to change your primary HUD view while playing with just a few clicks. Here's a preview of the HUD:
For post-game analysis, Poker Copilot has two sections for cash games and multi-table tournaments. Along the left-hand side of the screen, the major menu listings are "Dashboard," "Summaries," "Charts," and "Leak Detectors." The menus are very clearly laid out and it is easy to navigate to what you are looking for.
The "Dashboard" includes two reports: "Basic Statistics" and "Advanced Statistics." "Basic Statistics" are useful for when you just want a quick snapshot of your play, including total winnings, number of hands played, and big blinds won per 100 hands. The "Advanced Statistics" include many more statistics on your own play, including breaking down your statistics for pre- and post-flop play. Both reports are easily filterable for date range, table size, game time, and position.
The "Summaries" menu has reports available for "Recent Hands," "Hand Types," "Players," "Stake Level," "Position," and "Day." Via use of the "Recent Hands" report, you can quickly click on a hand and launch a hand history replayer. It will also provide you a text format of the hand if you wish to share it with your friends, poker coach, backers, or peers on a forum. All of the summary reports are also filterable with the same conditions available for filtering the dashboard.
There are three canned charts, including a "Bankroll Chart," "Detailed Bankroll Chart," and "All-In Equity." If these three charts do not display all of the information you want to see in graph form, rest assured that it is very easy to customize your own chart by choosing among the many variables that are available. Like the Dashboard, you can filter your information using the same conditions:
The "Leaks" section has reports for pre-flop aggression, positional awareness, blind stealing, pocket pairs, and suited connectors. Unlike Poker Copilot’s PC competitors, all of the leak reports are free. The reports run very quickly and can help you identify leaks you were previously unaware of. The software recommends at least 10,000 hands to be played in order for the leak finder to be effective.
Unlike previous versions of Poker Copilot, Poker Copilot 3 does not have any restriction on the number of hands you can have in your database. The software's support staff listens to what players need and, despite the lack of competition, works hard to provide Mac OS X poker players with a top-notch program. They are very proactive in finding fixes to problems that may come up when poker sites update their software.
At $69, this software is a bargain. It runs very smoothly and would be competitive against its PC competition if it offered a PC version. With a 30-day free trial, why not try out Poker Copilot today?
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