Poker Cruncher - iPhone Poker Apps Synopsis
Since the release of the iPhone and its App Store, poker players have long dreamed of killer applications released from poker rooms and software developers to let us play and practice our skills. PokerCruncher is one of the new companies to come out with iPhone applications that are currently available in the iTunes Store: PokerCruncher, Hold'em Odds Quizzer, and Poker Odds Teacher.
Poker Cruncher - iPhone Poker Apps Full Review
Although there are a ton of poker iPhone applications available in the iTunes store, none are focused on actually making the user a better poker player. Enter applications developed by PokerCruncher, which has come out with three full commercial applications: Hold'em Odds Quizzer, PokerCruncher, and Poker Odds Teacher. There's also a version available for Android phones.
The first application, Hold'em Odds Quizzer, is available for only $0.99 and recently had an update that added even more quiz questions to the application. There are many different scenarios that players can be quizzed on which reflect their equity situation at a specific moment in a hand. Users can take a "General Assessment" quick quiz of 10 questions or take specific quizzes around pre-flop, post-flop, and hand range scenarios. The application is extremely easy and fun to use with results kept to see how well you score in your quizzes. There are also an outs chart and tutorial feature that come pre-loaded. Using the application is a lot of fun and is an excellent way to quiz your understanding of equity situations for a lot of different scenarios in a hand. This can really improve your pre- and post-flop play and is a no-brainer $2.99 investment.
PokerCruncher is a poker odds calculator that supports hand ranges, random hands, and deal-to-flop analysis. For people who have used PokerStove or Pokerazor, you'll find this program very intuitive and familiar. It's an incredibly powerful tool for entering in situations to determine your equity and allows up to 10 different players. The interface is very straightforward and has made excellent use of the touchscreen and graphics layout of the program. This is a fantastic program to use when thinking up scenarios or even discussing poker with some friends. For serious poker players that have an iPhone, this is another must-have application. Here are a couple of screen shots:
Poker Odds Teacher is a $2.99 no-frills program that helps players learn some of the math behind poker. The app teaches a general method of estimating odds for different Texas Hold'em situations. There is a main menu that allows a player to punch in a situation they might face at a table to learn the proper way of calculating outs and odds. Although this application isn't incredibly powerful or exciting, you really can’t go wrong for under a buck.
Tournament Cruncher, which works great in combination with Poker Cruncher, is an Independent Chip Model (ICM) calculator that teaches you the math behind the correct decision to push, fold, or call. All you need to do is put your opponent on a range (this is where Poker Cruncher comes in handy) and you’ll not only have the correct play at your fingertips, but you’ll also know what the right move is. Additionally, Tournament Cruncher is nice to have in your corner when making a final table deal, as it’ll tell you exactly how much equity you have in a tournament. For $4.99, we think it’s well worth the money.
I think the price is a bit high if I compare it with Handwizard.