We take a look at some of the most powerful tools on the market to assist poker players with all aspects of their game, including leak finding, profit tracking, hand analysis, ICM calculation, GTO solving, the best poker HUDs and more…
The gold-standard in poker-tracking. If you don’t use Hold’em Manager 2 (HM2), you’re missing out on money-making tools that will help your game at the poker tables.
HM2 allows you to import your online poker hand histories in real-time to a database, for analysis, replays, and bankroll tracking at a granular level. You can study your sessions to find leaks in your game and to analyse hand histories. You can also use data on your opponents to your tactical advantage too.
In a nutshell, HM2 is the most advanced poker tracking software on the market, and it can help you increase your edge on your opponents.
It literally pays for itself in no time.
Our rating: 10/10
Hold’em Manager PLO
If two cards aren’t enough for you – Hell, why not play with four?
As above, but for Pot-Limit Omaha players.
Our rating: 10/10
Poker Tracker 4
With much of the same functionality as Holdem Manager, PokerTracker 4 (the latest incarnation of the software) delivers the edge you need to focus and improve your game – and it’s works for both PLO and Hold’em, unlike HEM.
PT4 4 supports No-Limit, Limit, or Pot-Limit betting structures in your favorite format of Cash Ring Games, Sit N’ Go’s, or Multi-Table Tournaments; it is the best game tracking choice for Holdem and Omaha.
The software uses a vector Heads-up display engine, resulting in crisp, well presented stats on demand. The popups are 100% customizable too, enabling you to assign whatever key stats interest you to the HUD face, or clickable and hoverable panels
- Pop-ups that can be assigned to open by clicking on an on-table HUD group, or by clicking on a specific stat
- Choose between full or current table statistics
- Filter by effective stack size in tournaments
- See live big blind counts calculated at the end of the prior hand
- Review and Tag hands while playing<
All of the charts and graphs in PT4 are built in – there’s no need to buy additional add-ons to analyze your play (unlike HEM)
Our rating: 10/10
Need to know if a player is a fish or a shark in a critical point in a tournament, or during a big-play in a cash-game? Sharkscope has you covered. This online poker site amasses poker player data by scanning poker tables, saving hands and results, and building profit models of players.
Player stats can be broken down to glean valuable information about your opponents
- are they playing about their regular stakes
- are the profitable?
- are they profitable in the current game format?
- are they on a downswing or upswing?
+ lots more.
SharkSccope also has a HUD, to give you in-access to opponent stats in-game, alleviating the need for manual queries, where you need to keep a web-browser open + typing username into the search box.
Our rating: 10/10 – Sharkscope updates their stats faster than any other tracking site, and has the greatest network + independent poker site coverage.
All the top poker-minds are talking about ‘GTO’ Poker – that’s ‘Game Theory Optimal Poker’.
PioSOLVER is a very fast GTO solver for Holdem. It handles postflop spots with arbitrary starting ranges, stack sizes, bet sizes as well as desired accuracy. It’s the first in a new generation of tools moving poker from a game based mainly on intuition to a game based on analysis and math.
PioSOLVER answers questions which were impossible to answer before: What should betting frequency on the flop be? What hands are the best semi-bluffs on the turn? What hands are the best bluff catchers on the river? Which c-bet size is the best to use on the flop?
It calculates optimal strategies, exact values of every play in every situation and displays the results in the user friendly, easy to navigate PioVIEWER. PioVIEWER makes navigating the solution tree a pleasure. Its features are designed to make it as easy as possible to comprehend GTO solutions, learn from them and analyze them.
Our rating: 10/10 – Unique. ‘Essential’ for high stakes.
ICM is a mathematical model which is used to calculate the real money value of a poker player’s stack based on the stack sizes of all players who remain in the tournament and the tournament’s payout structure.
SNGWiz is one of the ‘old-school’ timeless classic tools on the list – SNGWiz was one of the first tools designed for Independent Chip model analysis – knowledge of which is essential for all Sit and Go players + Tournament players if they wish to maximise their profits and smash the bubble with unexploitable shoves and calls!
The skills you will learn with this tool are ESSENTIAL in Satellites, tournaments and SNGs.
Our rating: 10/10 – The Original
A free suite of tools, allowing you to perform a hot-and-cold equity simulation between two or more ranges of hands.
The sim calculates what happens on average when all of the players go all-in. For example, here are the results of a race between AsAh and JdTc:
An ‘unrolled’ simulation is a convenient way to display a simulation between a number of hands for all streets. The following unrolled simulation charts the changing fortunes of two hold’em hands from before the flop to the final river card:
The count Feature allows you to count the number of hands in a given range or ranges. Counting is supported for hold’em, omaha, Omaha-8, stud, and stud-8. Here’s an example count for Omaha:
TableScan Turbo is a professional table selection software for professional online poker players.
It scans the tables of your selected stakes in your poker client(s), retrieves player statistics from your HoldemManager, PokerTracker, or PokerStrategy Elephant database, and displays them in an easy-to-read format — enabling you to quickly and easily find the most desirable tables with the weakest opponents!
Combonator is not your average equity calculator. Instead of having to select one range then click calculate to wait for answers, Combonator allows you to quickly select and divide a hand rangeinto one or more groups using manual and automatic selections.
See equities, combination counts, and hand value breakdowns: instantly. Combonator will help you learn flop textures, how ranges split up on boards, how equities shift on turn and river cards. Join thousands of poker players using Combonator to learn and improve their Hold’em strategy.
Equilab is a poker hand range equity calculator, which means it’s software that calculates the chance that a given range of hands will win against another range of hands. This is useful for evaluating hand histories, but it’s also a great tool for other things, such as:
- Counting combinations of hands in a range.
- Creating ranges to reference later.
- Experimenting with different ranges on varying board textures to better understand the concept of range advantages.
Our rating: 10/10
Snapshove is a nash-equilibrium pushbot / calling chart wrapped in a a simple app.
It’s an app for desktop & mobile. Developed and marketed by poker pro Max Silver. SnapShove is software that tells you what to do when short-stacked, in specific spots with specific payouts / payjump implications.
The tool is mega useful for training yourself, after a while you won’t need to consult the app very often.
You can get SnapShove on your Android or iOS device for free – simply search “SnapShove” in the app store.
Our rating: 10/10 Simple, very-useful, convenient