Tournament Updater Synopsis
Tournament Updater from Poker Pro Labs is a tournament summary tool that automatically takes your results and enters them into a PokerTracker 2 or 3 database. This removes a very burdensome step and allows massive multi-tablers to be worry-free while playing.
Tournament Updater Full Review
There is no question that the biggest drawback to using PokerTracker 3 is that the program doesn’t automatically import the results of multi-table tournaments and sit and gos. That inconvenience forces players to go into the tracking program after they are done with their tournaments and manually, one by one, enter in the results for each and every tournament. For those online poker players who play more than one tournament at a time, this is a very tedious and painful process.
Fortunately, there is a very handy piece of software from Poker Pro Labs called Tournament Updater for the Windows operating system. What the program does is automatically import your tournament results into PokerTracker (whether it be the 2nd or 3rd edition) without you having to do it manually. It’s a small piece of software that can make a big difference.
The first step is to download the free trial run of the program with a simple installation process which involves launching the program and adding in your PostgreSQL database information. The default user name and password are even provided for you. Here's the program's main screen:
All tournament types are supported by Tournament Updater: sit and gos, multi-table tournaments, and heads-up matches. Once the tournament has been completed, a user simply waits for the hand history file to finish and the program auto-updates itself. There is no data entry or other customization required and all a user has to do to make the magic work is to ensure that PokerTracker is running while playing in a tournament. The program's preferences screen looks like this:
For players who play in a lot of events every day, the hassle of manually entering in results is absolutely dreadful. Having a piece of software like Tournament Updater is a breath of fresh air. The $25 price tag seems a little high for micro-stakes players, but for low-stakes players who seriously grind out tournaments, buying Tournament Updater is a no-brainer.
According to Tournament Updater's website, the software does not appear to be compatible with PokerTracker 4.
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