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Ten years on from its initial introduction to poker players, the analytical tool PokerTracker has been updated and improved in the fourth version of the popular software, due for release soon. PokerTracker 4 has been designed around player suggestions and recommendations, according to material released by the company.
Company executive Steven McLoughlin said of the new version: “Our vision is no longer ours alone, it’s the vision of our users. We’re now interpreting the vision of the players to the best of our abilities by showing them video previews of the application in development. Our users can see what the program is going to look like based on their suggestions and then we’re going to comb through every single piece of feedback that we get and revise our software accordingly.”
PokerTracker 4 has two main differences following changes to the interface and the next generation HUD. The company boasts that the new Vector HUD Engine is the crispest, cleanest HUD that has ever been released...and it’s the most responsive and flexible HUD yet.
“With PokerTracker 3, you could already create your own custom stats if you wanted to. But in PokerTracker 4, not only do you have your own custom stats, but you can also have the counts of the number of big blinds in your stack if you want. You can look at your opponents’ information for just that session or the complete history of information against that player,” said McLoughlin this week.
New HUD components, specifically the Toolbox, make for a more integrated product - a sort of one-stop-shop for pop-ups that provide the most important decisions needed by the player pre-flop and post-flop.
PT4 offers a completely redesigned hand replayer, money flow charts, quick filters, social media connections, and additional plug-ins of practical use to its users, all integrated into the core package without users having to purchase add-ons... and there will be an ongoing stream of new additions going forward.
One new addition is a program called LeakTracker, a tool designed with the amateur player in mind, but one that can also be useful to professional players. This provides players with a statistical range analysis to help plug leaks in their game. The user can define whether his or her game fits more in the median of winning players or is outside the norm.
"There are third-party applications that do this, but this is the first time that this has been included within the parent tracking application and is part of the base price without an additional fee," claims McLoughlin.
Other useful features of the product include an automated note system; a drag 'n drop profile editor for the HUD; street by street hand equities displayed at showdown and big blind per player stack size counts.
PokerTracker imports the hand histories that poker sites write to the user's computer, and then parses the hands and stores poker statistics about the hands into a local database so that the player can look at every possible angle of both his/her and the opponents' poker game.
Full details of the product can be found here: http://www.pokertracker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=35061&start=0
Source: InfoPowa News