Poker Sharpener User Guide - Table of Contents



Getting Started. 4

Using This Guide. 4

Poker Site Monitoring. 5

Using the Hand Monitor. 6

Live Analysis. 6

Preflop. 7

Post Flop. 8

Table Statistics. 9

Starting Hands / Hand History. 10

Live Charts. 11

Single Statistic / Multi Player. 12

Single Player / Multi Statistic. 12

Overlays (Heads Up Display). 12

Statistical Pop up. 15

Tournament Summary. 17

Configuration. 17

Hand Group Sets. 21

Importing / Exporting. 21

Deleting. 22

Creating / Editing. 22

Hand Groups. 22

Analyzing Your Game. 25

Report Definition. 26

Net Reporting. 29

Game Play Reporting. 30

Hand Chart and Listing. 32

Tournament Reporting. 34

Configuration. 36

Tightness and Aggression. 36

Ranges. 36

Colors. 37

Positions. 38

Number Of Player Ranges. 39

M Ranges. 40

Aliases. 40

Database. 41

Color Scheme. 42

Importing. 43

Hand Histories. 43

Tournament Summaries. 44

Glossary. 47

General 47

Statistics. 47

 

Poker Sharpener helps you win more money by providing real-time statistics, and giving you the tools to analyze your Texas Holdem game and become a better poker player. It will watch as you play in online real-money games and provide you with statistics on your own play, and the play of the other players at your table. In order to start using Poker Sharpener, you only need to have a real-money account at one of the supported online poker sites. When you install Poker Sharpener, it will automatically detect which sites are installed on your system, and start watching for tables.

In order to follow the game, there are a few settings that are required at certain sites. Poker Sharpener will attempt to make these settings automatically, but there may be times when it cannot do so. If this is the case, it will let you know which settings it could not make and request that you set them yourself, and provide instructions on where to find them.

In addition, the poker site may require that you be logged in before any hands can be saved in the database. Although Poker Sharpener will still track the current hand in this instance, it will not be able to provide you with any statistics from previous hands.

Poker Sharpener includes many tool tips to help you learn the product. Holding the mouse over any tool bar or statistical item will give you a description. If you find that these tool tips are too distracting when you are using the Hand Monitor, you can turn them off.

Using This Guide

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Clicking on the table of contents will take you to that section of the user guide.

Poker Site Monitoring

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Site Monitoring

The primary source of the data that Poker Sharpener tracks for you will come from games that it has monitored as you play them. This capability can be switched on and off while Poker Sharpener is running, and some of its configuration functions require this. There are two lights in the upper left corner of the main Poker Sharpener interface that indicate the current state of Site Monitoring. Click on either of these lights to toggle the state. When the green light is on, Site Monitoring is occurring and all new real-money Texas Holdem tables that are opened will launch a Hand Monitor. When the red light is on, no Hand Monitors will start. In addition, any existing Hand Monitors that are open will be closed.

Next, you will note that you can choose which sites you would like to monitor. For example, if you decided that you did not want to use Poker Sharpener for PokerStars, you could simply click on the check box beside PokerStars in the Configure Sites tool, and Poker Sharpener would then act as if Site Monitoring had been turned off for any PokerStars tables, but will still be on for the other poker sites.

Sytem Tray Access

You can also choose to minimize Poker Sharpener to the Notification Area of your Windows Taskbar. This option is selected by default, and it will remove Poker Sharpener from the main area of the Taskbar and place a Poker Sharpener icon in the Taskbar which you can double click on to reopen the main interface, or right click on to show a menu which provides these same options.

Using the Hand Monitor

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The Hand Monitor is where you will see Poker Sharpener’s summary of the current situation at the poker table. Each poker table window will receive its own Hand Monitor.  By default the Hand Monitor will attach itself to the poker window and will stick to it as you move your poker window around the screen. This convenient feature can be turned on and off by clicking on the Pin Button at the top of the toolbar displayed on the right side of the Hand Monitor.

At some sites, the Hand Monitor will be able to start tracking hands immediately; while at others it may need to wait for a new hand to begin. It provides a lot of useful information, but in a way that economizes screen space. It does this by dividing its information among various tabs. These can also be dragged out of their default locations and docked or floated in many different ways to allow you to customize the way you see your poker information. Many of these tabs can also be turned on and off through the toolbar items on the right.

Note to players who play multiple tables at once:

As different tables get the focus either by you clicking on them or by the poker site bringing them into view, the appropriate Hand Monitor will also make itself visible. This means that you can unpin the Hand Monitors and place them all in one location to conserve space. The Hand Monitor you see at any given time will be the one for the poker table that requires an action next.

Live Analysis

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Hand Monitoring - Preflop Tab

The Live Analysis tab of the Hand Monitor provides you with an up-to-the-moment picture of the state of the current hand that you are involved in. The top section applies to all stages of the hand, while the bottom section automatically switches based on the hand stage being pre or post flop.

The top section shows you the following:

·         Current Hand – shows the best hand that can be made from the combination of your pocket cards and the community cards. If a kicker is displayed, it is the card from your pocket cards that will be used to break a tie. If a board hand is indicated, it means that every other player has at least the same hand, although your kicker may be better or worse.

·         Position – shows your current position in the hand. This will change as the hand progresses. For example, if you start the hand in middle position but all players between you and the blinds fold, it will show you as being in late position since you will be last to act in subsequent rounds. On its right you see the current stage of the hand (Predeal – Preflop – Flop – Turn – River).

·         Pot – shows the total amount of chips currently in the pot. This number is not adjusted for any amount removed from the pot due to rake. On its right is the total number of big blinds that the pot amount represents.

·         Call – shows the amount that you must call in order to stay in the hand. On its right is the number of big blinds that you must call to stay in the hand.

·         Odds – shows the proportion of the pot that you must call to stay in. This can be represented as a percentage (25%) or a ratio (3:1) depending on your personal preference.

·         M – shows the number of rounds of the table that you could blind and fold before your chip stack is depleted. This is an indication of the strength of your chip stack.

·         Hole Cards (right side, not labeled) – shows the hole cards that you were dealt for the current hand.

Preflop

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On this tab, you will find information regarding your hand that is specific to preflop play. It includes the following:

·         Group Set – allows you to select a set of hand groups to classify your starting hands. These hand groups can be created and configured as described in the Hand Groups section below.

·         Hand Group – shows the Starting Hand Group that your hole cards belong to, from the Hand Group Set that you have selected above. This could be used to help you memorize the hand groups from your favorite poker strategy book.

·         Hand Rank – shows the approximate ranking of your hole cards compared to the other 168 possibilities. This information is based on the odds of that starting hand resulting in the best poker hand after the river when facing the number of players in the hand. The specific odds of having the best hand are displayed in the small box on the right.

·         Opponents – shows the average preflop tightness and aggression of the opponents that you are facing in the hand. This is adjusted as your opponents fold.

·         Tightness Adjustment –allows you to adjust how tight or loose you wish to play when you are in each position at the table. The arrow buttons below these sliders allow you to quickly adjust all three positions to be tighter or looser by 1 or 5 percent at the same time, and the disk button allows you to save your current tightness settings so that they will be set the same way the next time you play the same context of game.

·         Tightness Percentage – shows you what percentage of the possible starting hands fall within the tightness range that you have selected.

·         Tightness Category – gives you the description of the tightness category into which that percentage falls, and indicates which of the three positions you are currently in. This triangle indicator is shown on the right side and will automatically adjust as players fold from the hand.

·         Starting Hand Status – displays whether or not your current hand falls within the tightness range that you have set for the position that you are currently playing from. This is based on the Hand Rank described above. A green check mark means that the hand is within the range, while a red X means that it is outside the range. The indicator will turn grey if you fold or when the flop is dealt, and will continue to show you the last status that was given. When the Hand Monitor either has not seen your starting cards, or has not seen enough of the play to know your position, it will show you an hourglass to indicate that a status is not yet available. The tooltip on this picture will tell you why Poker Sharpener cannot determine the status. Please note that a check mark does not mean that you should blindly call any bet, you must take the current situation at the table into account and decide whether a raise, call, or fold is the most appropriate action. An X simply means that the ranking of the hand falls below your tightness selection, and does not imply an automatic fold.

Post Flop

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Hand Monitor - Post Flop

Here you will find information regarding your probabilities of improving your hand on the next stage after the flop. Each hand that you are one card away from making will be listed here. To use this information to its best effect, you must decide how strong of a hand you would need in order to win the hand. For example, if there are four cards to a flush on the board, hitting your straight draw may not give you a strong enough hand to win as one of the players remaining may already have a flush. You can then use the information provided in that row and any that may be above it to decide how much you are willing to pay in order to try and draw out the hand. The following information is displayed for each possible improved hand:

·         Hand Type – the name of the hand you could draw to with one additional card.

·         This Hand Only – statistics related to making the exact hand specified.

o   Board Outs – the number of cards remaining in the deck that would give everyone remaining the hand specified using just the community cards.

o   Outs – the number of cards remaining in the deck that would give you the hand specified. Board outs are not included in this number.

·         This Hand or Better – statistics that relate to making the hand specified or a better one.

o   Outs – the number of cards remaining in the deck that would give you the hand specified or a better one. Board outs are not included in this number.

o   Chance By Turn – the odds of you, but not the board, making this hand or better on the turn. This is not relevant if the turn has already been dealt.

o   Chance By River – the odds of you, but not the board, making this hand or better on or by the river.

o   Pot Odds Price – the mathematical break-even price point based on the pot odds being offered and the outs available. If you consistently pay less than this amount to stay in the hand, you should make money over the long run. This of course assumes you have correctly determined that the selected hand would win if drawn to. If you consistently pay more, you will likely lose money over the long run. This amount does not include implied odds, nor does it include the possibility of a chopped pot, only an outright win.

Table Statistics

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Hand Monitor - Table Statistics

This is where you can view and compare the playing statistics for each player at the table. The column to the left of the player’s name is an indication of whether the information presented represents recent data from the current session or from a longer period of time. A hand icon represents session data, while a calendar represents a number of days. The way that these statistics are calculated can be set up on the Configuration tab, and will be explained in a later section of this user guide. In both cases, the statistics are limited to the game context that you are currently playing. Ring statistics will never be mixed with tournament, and limit statistics will never be mixed with not limit.

The information on this tab is updated immediately following each hand of play. In addition, at the bottom you can see the average of each statistic for the players that are still active in the hand.

Most of the columns will display your mouse cursor as a small chart. This indicates that you can double click in this area to display a new chart. Doing this on a player name will show a chart comparing several statistics for that player, while doing so on a statistic will display a chart showing that statistic for each player at the table. For definitions of the statistics displayed, please see the Glossary.  You can click on any of the column headers to sort the information by the values in that column.

Starting Hands / Hand History

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Hand Monitor - Starting Hands

Here, you can see a list of the recent starting hands that you have seen for each player at the table. It will show you what types of actions the player took with that hand, so that you can try to read what he might have in another hand where he takes similar actions. You can choose to see recent hands from the current session or from a longer period of time by toggling the option buttons at the top. For each hand that the player has shown, you will see the following information:

·         Start Time – this is the date and time that the hand was dealt.

·         Hand – a text representation of the starting hand. (Player’s hole cards)

·         Rank – shows the approximate ranking of the player’s hole cards compared to the other 168 possibilities. This information is based on the odds of that starting hand resulting in the best poker hand after the river when facing the number of players in the hand.

·         Position – the position that the player started the hand in when the cards were dealt.

·         Action – the first preflop action that the player took in the hand.

·         Action: BB Bet – this is the number of big blinds that the player put into the pot on his first action.

·         BB Put in Pot – the total number of big blinds that the player ended up spending to play the hand.

·         BB Won – the total number of big blinds that the player won in the hand.

·         All In – indicates if the player went all in at any time during the hand.

·         FTE – indicates if the player was the first to enter the pot preflop.

·         M – the player’s M rating at the beginning of the hand. A smaller number indicates that the player was more desperate.

·         History – a button that allows you to view a text and graphical representation of all actions that took place during the hand.

You can click on any of the column headers to sort the information by the values in that column.

Live Charts

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Charts can be used to track the trending of several statistics over the course of table play and will automatically update at the end of each hand. You can create a new chart by double clicking on a statistic on the Table Statistics, or by clicking on the Live Chart tool in the tool bar. The new chart can be docked or floated in the same ways that can be done with the other tabs. The chart will display a graphical representation of how these numbers have changed over the last forty hands provided that many are available. The way that these statistics are calculated can be set up on the Configuration tab, and will be explained in a later section of this user guide.

Live Chart Configuration

You can choose between showing a variety of statistics for a single player, and comparing one statistic for multiple players. To do this, choose the configuration that you would like from the drop down list at the top of the Configure Chart section. For each of these choices, you can choose which statistics and players to show. The button in the top left will show or hide the configuration so that you have more room to view the chart. Holding the mouse over any data point will show a tooltip with information about it, including the value that it represents. With the tool bar on the right, you can choose other features of the chart. You can show or hide the legend, allow the chart to automatically add players who join the table and remove players that leave, or show larger icons on the data points.

Single Statistic / Multi Player

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Hand Monitor - Live Chart: Single Statistic, Multi Player

With this type of chart, you are comparing the values and trending of one statistic among the players at the table. You select the single statistic from a dropdown of all the choices, and turn the players on and off with the checkbox in the list. You can use this to see if any of the players at the table are playing in a significantly different way than the rest.

Single Player / Multi Statistic

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Hand Monitor - Live Chart: Single Player, Multi Statistic

With this type of chart, you are showing the trends of several different statistics for a single player. You select the player from a dropdown of all the choices, and turn the statistics on and off with the checkbox in the list. You can only show statistics that are represented as percentages, so that all of the statistics use the same scale. You can use this to keep an eye on how the play of one particular player may be changing over time.

Overlays (Heads Up Display)

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Poker Sharpener’s overlays are a quick, visual source of information on a player’s profile. Color-coded bars in the four corners of the overlay show you a categorization of the player’s tightness and aggression ratings both pre and post flop. In addition, up to four configurable statistics can show between the bars to give you further information on that player. There is also an extra overlay with text in a different color that gives you table averages. This is usually placed at the top center of the poker table, over the dealer or chip tray graphic if one is present. Some table configurations have a player in this position, which will cause the table average overlay to be displayed off to one side, but still at the top of the table. These table averages are adjusted as players fold out of the hand so that the information you see is relevant to the opponents that you still have to face in the current hand. Your own numbers are also excluded from the averages so you don’t have to worry about the effect that your own play has on them. Unless you have chosen to turn it off, your own overlay will be displayed above the table averages, so that they do not obscure your view of your cards.

Overlays (Heads Up Display)

The four corner color bars are your quickest clue as to how an opponent plays. These are arranged to place preflop values above the text and post flop values below, so that you can quickly focus in on the most relevant area. Tightness shows on the left side of both sets of data, and aggression is on the right. The colors and cut-off values can be configured from the main Poker Sharpener interface, but this guide describes them based on the defaults. A redder value signifies that a player is less likely to voluntarily put money in the pot, while more green signifies that they are more likely to spend. Thus, a player who shows all red bars is very tight and very passive, while one who shows all green is very loose and very aggressive. Naturally, most players will display a combination of colors that you can use to help determine how you want to play against them.

You can also specify what statistics you wish to show in the text portion of the overlays. You can choose whatever statistics you feel would be most useful while making game play decisions. These by default show:

·         The number of hands used to determine the statistics so that you know how much weight to place on the values.

·         Their overall win percentage so you can see how successful they are at winning pots

·         Their win percentage from the flop so you can see how often they turn a hand that they played into a win

·         The percentage of the time they win a pot that everyone else folds to their bet.

Please note that the size of the text will automatically adjust based on the size of the poker table, and may disappear entirely if the text would be too small to read.

When a hand goes to a showdown, or one or more players go all in and the remaining players turn their cards face up, the table overlays will be hidden in order for you to see the cards clearly. Some players may choose not to show their cards in a showdown if they do not have a hand that is strong enough to beat any hands that are already showing.

Muck Cards Displayed on the poker screen

Poker Sharpener will display these mucked cards on the poker table over top of the player’s seat so that you can learn the types of hands that the player will play.

Statistical Pop up

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Statistical Popup - Player Information

There will be times while you are playing when you find that you want quick access to more information about a particular player than is visible on the overlays. While you may be able to find this in the Table Statistics, wouldn’t it be more convenient to be able to just click on the player at the table and see their statistics?  Fortunately, with Poker Sharpener you can do this.

If you have a middle mouse button or wheel, you can simply click it over the player to pop up a wealth of information that Poker Sharpener has gathered on that player. If you do not have a middle mouse button, don’t despair. You can also click on the player while holding the Control key to show the same pop up. This will also give you information that is not available anywhere else in the Hand Monitor, such as a list of the actions that the player has taken in the current hand and the actual values that went into calculating many of the percentages shown. You will also see a list of up to 10 of the most recent known starting hands for the player, so you can get a quick feel for what kind of hands he is likely to play. If you need a definition of any of the statistics being shown, you can click on the corresponding button on the left side of the pop up for a tool tip.

Now that you have the pop up showing, you can also see the same statistics for other players at the table. Simply click on one of the arrow buttons on the top of the pop up to show the next or previous player in the Table Statistics list, or click on the pop up and use your mouse wheel to scroll through the list.

All of these features also work for the Table Average overlay, although you will not be able to see information like starting hands, actions, and percentage calculations.

Statistical Popup - Legend

If you click on a spot on the table that does not correspond to a player or the table average, you will get a legend that describes the statistics you have chosen to display and the meanings of the color bars and the colors used for them.

Tournament Summary

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Tournament Summary - Entry

When you play in a tournament, whether it is a Sit & Go or a large Multi-Table Tournament, additional information is needed to provide a complete picture of your financial performance. While some poker sites are set up in a way that allows Poker Sharpener to track this information automatically, others are not. When the Hand Monitor detects that you have completed a tournament, it will provide you with an opportunity to see the information that it has gathered on the tournament, and to fill in what it cannot. While you are not required to enter or change any of this information, it is recommended that you review it to make sure that what you need is available for post-game analysis later.

Configuration

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The Configuration tab is where you can set preferences regarding how you wish to see your information presented. This is divided into five sections, each pertaining to a particular aspect of the Hand Monitor.

Hand Monitor - General Configuration

General preferences will affect every aspect of the Hand Monitor. You can choose one of the color schemes that come with Poker Sharpener to give your entire Hand Monitor a different look. You can choose whether to show or hide the tool tips that explain what various items are for. You can choose to show the Hand Monitor in Compact Mode, which uses smaller text to display information so it can fit on the screen better when you are multi-tabling.

The Hand Monitor provides options to help you save preferences or reset them to defaults.  The “Save Settings on Exit” checkbox lets you decide if the settings should automatically be saved each time the Hand Monitor closes. You can save your settings at any time by clicking the “Save Settings” button.  In addition you can restore the window layout or the configuration settings back to their install defaults by clicking the “Restore Layout” or the “Restore Settings” buttons.

Note for players who play multiple tables at once:

It is best to get the Hand Monitor configured how you like it with a single table open first. As a precaution saved changes will merge themselves with changes made from a Hand Monitor for another table. If you make a change in one Hand Monitor that you want to take effect in another that is already open you can use the save button to make the changes permanent, and then close the other Hand Monitor. Poker Sharpener will ask you if you want to re-open a Hand Monitor for that table. When you say yes the new Monitor will have the altered settings.

Hand Monitor - Live Analysis Configuration

In the Live Analysis preferences, you choose whether ratios are displayed instead of percentages for pot odds and hand improvement probabilities. You can also turn off the screen that pops up at the end of a tournament that allows you to see and adjust some of the information gathered about the tournament. Note that this is not recommended since filling it out will allow for optimal post-tournament analysis and record keeping.

Hand Monitor - Table Overlay Configuration

Table Overlays gives you control over whether or not overlays display at all, or for yourself above the Table Average, and what is displayed between the statistics in the text of the overlays. Even when overlays are not showing, you can still click on the poker table to show the statistical pop ups, although you will get table average statistics in the places that you would otherwise have seen the legend. Cards your opponents mucked will display regardless of this setting.

Hand Monitor - Overlay Text Configuration

Overlay Text is a subcategory of Table Overlays. This is where you decide which four statistics are shown in the text portion of the overlays. You can have different statistics showing for different game contexts, and you can also set a statistic to None to show fewer than four.

Hand Monitor - Table Statistics Configuration

Table Statistics is the final type of setting listed, and it is an important one. This is where you tell Poker Sharpener how much of a player’s history you want to see in all the statistics displayed in the Hand Monitor, including those used for the Table Statistics and the Live Charts. There are three basic settings:

·         Hands mode – you will only ever be shown statistics that have been gathered at the current table or tournament and in the current play session.

·         Days mode – you will see statistics from all hands that you have monitored over a certain period of time.

·         Switch mode – will start out by showing you Days mode statistics, and then switch to Hands mode statistics once a certain number of hands have been seen at the table for that player.

Each of these modes has a setting that you can use to customize how much you are shown. In Hands mode, you choose the maximum number of hands that are used for calculating statistics, up to a maximum of 50.  This will use the most recent hands to calculate the statistics. In Days mode, you pick how many days worth of data to include, up to 60. In Switch mode, you have both of these settings, and also an additional setting to indicate what percentage of the maximum number of hands have to be available before making the switch from Days mode statistics to Hands mode. There is also one additional setting to specify that your own statistics only ever show in Hands mode, so that you can see the type of play that the others at the table have seen from you in the current session.

Hand Group Sets

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Hand Group Set Manager - Main

Poker Sharpener allows you to define Hand Groups that can be used in the Hand Monitor and in Gameplay Reporting. A Hand Group is a category of starting hands that can be played in a similar way. This can be used to help you to memorize the hand groups from your favorite poker strategy, and allows you to run reports based on groups of hands that you play in a similar way.

Importing / Exporting

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Poker Sharpener stores your hand group definitions in its database. There may be times in your poker career that you decide that you need to start over with a fresh database. Because of this, Poker Sharpener includes the ability to export your hand group sets from one database and import them into another. This means that when you start a new database, you do not have to start over again without your hand groups. Using the Export button in the Hand Group Set Manager will allow you to save your hand group set to a file that you can then import into a new database. Importing a hand group set is as simple as clicking the Import button and selecting the file that you have previously exported.

Deleting

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You may decide that you no longer want a particular hand group set. You have the ability to delete the hand group set by selecting it and clicking the Delete button, which will permanently remove it from the database. You will not be able to use the hand group set again unless you have previously exported it and decide to import it back in.

Creating / Editing

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To start creating a new hand group set, you simply have to click the Add button in the Hand Group Set Manager. A dialog will appear asking you for the name of the hand group set. You can change this information later directly through the main Hand Group Set Manager screen. Editing a hand group set can easily be done by selecting an existing hand group set from the list in the main screen and clicking the Edit button.

Hand Groups

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Hand Group Set Manager - Edit

Here is where you will define the hand groups that belong to the Hand Group Set. Note that each hand group must have at least one starting hand associated with it, and all Starting hands must belong to a single hand group. Clicking on the Add button here will ask you for the name of a new hand group, assign a color to it, and add it to the list on the left. You can change the color by clicking on the drop down button and picking a new color, and you can change the name by double clicking on the old name and typing into the list. Once you have more than one hand group defined, you can change the order of them with the arrows on the top right hand side of the hand group list. This will affect the order that they are displayed in when you use them as the basis for reports.

On the right side of the screen, you will see the starting hands. Pocket pairs are indicated by octagons, and run in descending order from the upper left to the bottom right. The other hands are indicated by squares. The ones below the pairs are unsuited, while the ones above that are suited. The suited hands are also displayed with darker text and end with an “s”.  Once you have defined a hand group, you can then select which hands you want to be part of the group. With the hand group selected, clicking on any of these hands will make it part of the group, and change its color to match. If you hold the mouse button down you can drag over other hands to quickly make them part of the same group.

Hand Group - Right Click Menu

Right clicking on a hand will provide you with the opportunity to select other similar hands and make them part of the selected group. At the bottom of this menu, you will see an option to override any existing group assignments for the selection that you make here, but please use this with care as it will set all matching hands to the hand group you have selected, even if they have already been assigned to another group. If you decide that you no longer want a particular hand group, you can delete it. However, if that hand group has any hands assigned to it, the hands will have to be assigned to another group.

If you already have a hand group set that defines a set of hand groups similar to the ones that you want to use for this hand group set, you can copy the hand groups from that hand group set by selecting it from the Copy From dropdown at the top of the screen. This will fill out the hand groups and the starting hands to be exactly like the hand group set you select. You can then make any modifications that you like, and they will not affect the original hand group set.

Analyzing Your Game

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Analyzing your game can help you to find out if there are any parts of your game that might need adjustment. Poker Sharpener provides a flexible and powerful way to isolate parts of your play and determine your strengths and weaknesses. To this end, there are three types of reporting that can be done:

1.       Net Reporting – provides you with a summary of your overall financial performance

2.       Game Play Reporting – shows details of your play from the hands you have recorded

3.       Tournament Reporting – gives you a summary of how you perform in tournaments

On each of these screens, you will be asked to choose some criteria. You must first select the player whose statistics you wish to report on. This can be your own statistics from any one site, another player, or an alias that combines one or more of these. In order to make finding a player easier, a few things have been done. First, any player that used the Hand Monitor is always shown in the list. This will typically be your own statistics. Second, any alias that you have defined will always be listed. Thirdly, there is a Player Search function available, where you can search for players by their name. You can use wildcards (* and ?) to specify unknown letters, and any player in this list can also be selected to always show in the report screens. You also must choose a date range to report on the statistics from. This can be as long or short a period as you like, to isolate a particular period of time or to give an overall view. The Game Play and Tournament reporting will also ask you to choose a context, since the statistics from one context can be vastly different than those from another, even for the same player. Each of the reporting screens also has some criteria selections that are specific to its own function. See the appropriate section below for more details.

Report Definition

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Reporting - Statistical Sets

The Game Play and Tournament reporting screens include a variety of different statistics, and ways that you can group your information. Statistical sets filter the available statistics by their purpose, so that you can choose the type of statistics that you want to see in a given report rather than having to pick your way through all of the available choices. After running a report, you can then right click on the report grid to show or hide any of the other statistics that are available.

Reporting - Groups

Groupings are ways to combine similar hands or tournaments together and compare its statistics with others.  Poker Sharpener provides default configurations that target specific topics for evaluating your game. To use one of the default configurations simply select one from the list shown in the picture above.

Reporting - Group Selection

If you leave the selection on custom then you can specify up to four groupings by clicking on the check boxes on the left hand side of the screen. When the report is shown, it will group all the related data together based on your selections. Each group that you select also gives you further choices. The groups that you select will each get a header. Clicking on the header will collapse the list of groupings, and provide you with options that are applicable to the grouping that you selected. Clicking on the Configure Report heading will return you to the list of groupings. Choosing to group by date will allow you to select the length of the date grouping, from daily all the way up to yearly statistics. The other groupings will provide you with a list of available choices that you can include or exclude from the report. Some of the choices will also allow you to further choose to group at a more detailed level. For example, the starting hand can be shown rather than the starting hand group, or even both. If you would prefer the items that you have selected to be grouped in a different order, you can simply drag the heading for the group that you want moved into a different place in the list.

These screens also give you the ability to save and reuse any combinations of statistics and groupings that you find particularly useful. Poker Sharpener comes with several predefined selections that can be used or modified to meet your own needs. The button beside the Statistical Set and Report Grouping drop downs can themselves be dropped down to provide you with options to save your modified versions. After you have created and saved some of your own selections, you can export them to be imported into another database.

Net Reporting

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Reporting - Net

The Net reporting screen shows your financial performance over time. In addition to the player and date range, you also choose the period of time you want the information grouped by, and whether the chart shows cumulative or individual totals.

Each row of the information presented represents the selected player’s net financial performance in the time period specified in the leftmost column (Date Grouping). This is divided into three sections. The first section represents tournament play, the second ring play, and the third is the combined totals. Each of these sections is also divided into three subsections. The first is limit play, the second is not limit, and the third is the combined total. In this way, the right hand column shows the overall net result of the time period.

The values in the four columns representing the individual game context can also be clicked to show a listing of all the hands that are included in calculating these values. Clicking on a tournament context will show a list of tournaments that you can click on to show the hands for that tournament, while clicking a ring context will show a chart outlining hand-by-hand financial results and a list of all the hands of that context played in that time period. These lists will be discussed in further detail in the next sections.

The bottom half of the screen contains a chart that gives you a graphical representation of the changes in the player’s financial performance over time. When the Cumulative option is set, each point on the chart will show the total winnings or losses in the criteria range up to and including that date period. When it is not set, the points will only show the net amount for that date period itself.

You can choose which sets of financial numbers show in the chart by clicking on the column headers. Clicking the checkbox in a header will turn that column on or off, while clicking in the rest of the header will do this for all of the matching items. For example, clicking on the Limit header in the Tournament section with nothing else on will turn on Tournament Limit, Ring Limit, and Overall Limit. Clicking on the Ring header will turn on Ring Limit, Ring Not Limit, and Ring Total. You can do this for all nine columns by clicking in the empty header above the Date Grouping. If any of the matching items are off it will turn them on, if they are all on it will turn them all off.

Game Play Reporting

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Reporting - Game Play

Game Play Reporting is the place where you will find all the details about the way you play in different situations. There is also an optional criteria selection that you can make to filter your report results beyond the standard choices mentioned earlier: you can choose to limit your results to a single stake level. When you are running the report against ring play, the stakes represent the amount of the big blind, while a tournament uses the buy-in amount. In this way, you can choose to show only hands that were played with a similar amount of money on the line.

There are several different report groupings that you can use to organize your data. These are five different date groupings, session, stakes, hand group, position, M, number of players, and the preflop or post flop tightness or aggression of the table. This will allow you to compare and contrast the differences that any of these situations make on your play, or that of one of your opponents. Through the methods described in the Report Definition section above, you can mix and match up to four of these groupings along with predefined or custom statistics sets to provide a highly customizable view of the data that you have gathered through your play. The Hand Group grouping also allows you to choose to show the hand groups for any of the hand group sets that you have defined.

After selecting your criteria, statistics set, and groupings, clicking on the Show Report button will generate the report. When this is complete, you will see both the raw numbers and a chart showing a graphical representation of them. If you have groupings selected, you will see the numbers displayed hierarchically, with the ability to hide or show the lower-level details. Right clicking will give you some options, including showing a detailed hand listing, expanding and collapsing the entire set of data or just to a certain level, and showing or hiding columns. You can also double click to show the detailed hand listing. If you don’t like the order that the statistics are shown in, you can grab any column header and drag it to a position where you like it better.

The chart shown below the numbers gives you a visual display of how the numbers compare to each other. Selecting each row in the grid will change the chart to show a breakdown of the groups that make up the data, but selecting a row that is at the lowest detail level will show you the breakdown of the grouping above it. You can select any statistic that is available, even if it is not currently displayed, and can choose to show up to two detail levels of information. The chart will usually show bars, but will adjust to be a line if the grouping you have selected is date-based and there are at least three date groupings worth of data, or to be a pie if you select Number of Hands as your statistic, so that you can easily compare the percentage of your total hands in which you have seen each situation. If you have grouped by an item that has colors defined for it, such as hand groups, the colors displayed in the chart will match those colors. If there are no colors associated with the item, then any bars will be colored green for a positive value and red for a negative. Holding your mouse over any of the data points in the chart will give you a description and the number associated with it, and clicking will bring up the hand listing.

Hand Chart and Listing

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Hand Chart and Listing

Sometimes you will see something interesting in the statistics presented by the report and you will want to know more details. Fortunately, Poker Sharpener gives you the ability to do this. Double clicking on a report item or clicking on a point on the chart will show you, hand-by-hand, what data went into the creation of that information.

This is more than just a simple list. The top half of the screen shows you how much you won and lost after each hand. You can choose to show this in raw chips or in big blinds, and you can show the individual results of each hand or have it display what your net was after the hand. Clicking any point in the chart will show you a detailed breakdown of all the known cards dealt and all the actions that took place in that hand.

The bottom half displays information on each of the hands that make up the data that you drilled into. You can see such information as the site the hand was recorded at, the time it started, the big blind amount, how much you won or lost, or how aggressively you played. Clicking on any column header will sort the information by the value in that column.

Hand History

You can also click on the view button in the left hand column to show the hand history. In addition, there is a complex mode that provides you with even more information on the hands, and the ability to group, summarize, and filter out the hands.

Tournament Reporting

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Reporting - Tournament Performance

Tournament Reporting is where you go when you want to see the results of your tournament play rather than how you played each hand. You can choose to report on only a specific stake level or across all of them. You can also group by any one of the five date groupings, the stakes, or the number of players entered in the tournament. This data is generated based on tournament summary information, so if you have not been completing the Tournament Details screen when it shows from the Hand Monitor or using the Tournament Summary editing for other players then the information will be incomplete.

This screen gives you similar functionality to the Game Play Reporting, but instead presents a different set of statistics. You will get information like your average placing and the percent of time that you made the money in tournaments rather than your tightness or blind theft percentage. The chart is also still available, but again shows you tournament-specific statistics.

When you decide to get a more detailed look at the data, instead of the hand listing you will get a tournament listing. This will show a list of all the tournaments that were included in the information you drilled into, and clicking on each tournament will show you a list of the hands that you played in that tournament. You can do all of the same things with this listing that you can in the Game Play drilldown.

Configuration

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Because we believe that the person who knows best what you want to see is you, we provide you with many different configuration settings. Customizing Poker Sharpener’s settings to fit your needs will allow you to get the most out of your use of the product.

Tightness and Aggression

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Tightness and Aggression are two very important factors in determining how to play against an opponent. A tighter player will play fewer hands, so he is more likely to have a better hand when he does play than a loose player who could be playing with just about anything, but you have to be more careful about the possibility of the loose player backing into a good hand. An aggressive player is more likely to try to make you pay more for a marginal hand than a passive one, but the passive player may be playing a better hand more cautiously.

Ranges

Tightness and Aggression

Poker Sharpener comes with default definitions of tightness and aggression. These definitions are slightly different depending on the context, as play is different from one type of game to another. You can choose to override these default definitions to match your own definitions of each player type. You may for example consider the default definition of a tight player to be too restrictive, so you can easily change the value that Poker Sharpener uses to define a tight player. At any time, you can choose to restore the default definitions and start over again by using the Reset button.

Colors

Colors and Descriptions

Many places in Poker Sharpener use colors to signify the tightness and aggression of a player, including the overlays and reporting. On this screen, you can choose the colors that you want to see to represent the various levels of tightness and aggression. While by default Poker Sharpener uses a deeper red to signify a tighter or more passive player and a deeper green to signify looser or more aggressive, you can easily reverse this for one, the other, or both, or even define your own set of completely different colors. Again, you can restore the default selections if you do not like what you have done.

Positions

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Positions

Your position is also a very important factor in determining how you play. It is easier to play in a later position than it is in an earlier one, because everyone else at the table has already given you an indication of how they are playing in each betting round. Poker Sharpener keeps an eye on your position for you so that you can see where you are at any stage of the hand. It also records your position at the start of each hand so you can analyze your performance after playing. To do this, it must know what to say for each table position and number of players. This is configured in the Position screen in a similar way to how Hand Groups are defined, with the exception that you have exactly three position definitions. By default, these positions are named Early, Middle, and Late. The grid on the right hand side of this screen shows the positions at the table with each possible number of players, starting from the blinds on the left to the dealer button on the right. The dealer is signified by the octagon, while the square represents the other positions. You can change the colors by clicking the drop down arrow next to them, or the names by double clicking them, and the same click and drag painting is available to choose positions that you can use for the hand groups. The right click menu is not available for positions. If you wish to start over again from the default positions, you can do so by clicking the Reset button.

Number Of Player Ranges

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Number of Players Ranges

Here is where you can modify the Number of Players groupings for the Gameplay Reporting. You can rename or adjust the upper and lower limits of them by clicking in the appropriate place in the list. You can also insert and delete a range by clicking on the buttons to the right. Inserting will create a new range that starts in the same place as the range whose button you clicked, and must end at a value lower than the place that the original range ends. Deleting will completely remove the range and set the range below it so that it ends where the deleted one originally ended.

M Ranges

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M Ranges

This is where you can modify the M groupings for the Gameplay Reporting. This works in the same way as the Number Of Player Ranges.

Aliases

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Player Aliases

Many serious online poker players play at more than one poker site. Many of them do not have the same screen name at the different sites, or someone else may be using the same screen name at a different site. Since all the statistics that Poker Sharpener keeps have to take into account that seeing someone with the same name at different sites may not be the same person, how can you possibly report on all your information from the different sites?

For this reason Poker Sharpener has a player aliasing function. You can create an alias with any name – including a name that may be used at one or more sites – and associate screen names with it. When you are reporting, you can select the alias instead of the site-specific screen name, and all of the data is reported back as if it was recorded under the same player. You can change the name of the alias at any time, and if for any reason you decide you no longer need it, you can delete it. You can still report on each individual player by selecting their screen name with the appropriate site icon beside it.

When you first create an alias, you will be asked to add players to it. You can select one or more from the standard Player Search screen that appears. If you need to add more at any point, you can click on the Add Player button to return to the Player Search. If you accidentally include a player in the alias that you did not mean to, you can select them in the list of players that belong to the alias and click Remove Player. Be careful though, because if you remove the last player from an alias, Poker Sharpener will think that you no longer need the alias and will delete it.

Database

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Database Configuration

Poker Sharpener stores all of its information in a database. Some of the settings available allow you to customize this database. You can set a password on your database to prevent someone with access to your machine from taking it and viewing your data. There is a compact option available that will try to make a large database a little smaller and a repair utility just in case you have problems with your database. You can also choose to create a new database in a different location, or just with a different name, or you can select an existing database from a known location to set it as current. The database is simply stored in a file, so you can even make a copy of it to take with you on your laptop when you are on a trip to have all of your data and hand group sets available, and replace it in its original location when you return so that you can have all of the new information that you gathered on your home machine.

Please note that we recommend that you occasionally make a copy of your database to serve as a backup in case something happens to the one you are using, and is especially recommended before compacting or repairing your database. This can be done using the file system capabilities in Windows Explorer.

Color Scheme

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Poker Sharpener also comes with a few different color schemes that can be used to give your application a different look.  Choose any item from the drop down list in the middle of the tool bar to try them out.

Importing

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There may be times that you need to get information that Poker Sharpener did not track. You may have been playing on a machine that does not have Poker Sharpener installed, or you may have forgotten to start it. Or, you may want information on a tournament that Poker Sharpener is unable to record automatically. For these circumstances, you have the ability to import.

Hand Histories

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Hand History Importing

The first thing that you need to do when importing hand histories is to select the site that you will be importing from in the dropdown. This will fill the list below the dropdown with all of the files that Poker Sharpener can import from the location where that site is configured to save its hand histories. You can select and unselect any or all of these files for importing. You can right click on the list for quick selection options.

If the file that you want to import is not listed here, you can search for it using the Browse button. Poker Sharpener will only show you files that are the same type as the site’s hand history files to make it a little easier for you to find the one you are looking for. You can also tell it to look instead for files that have already been imported and backed up.

At the bottom of the screen, you will see a check box. When this is checked, it will rename a hand history file to have a .BAK extension if it successfully imports it. This will prevent the file from showing up again in the list of files that can be imported.

When you have selected the files that you want to import, clicking on the Import button will begin the process of bringing them into the database. Because the import could take a significant amount of time, you will see two progress bars. The bottom one indicates how far through the current file the import has progressed, while the top shows how far you are through the entire import process. As each file is completed, its icon will change into a status indicator. A green check mark means that the file was successfully processed; a yellow triangle with an exclamation point indicates that the processing was successful but one or more hands were skipped because they were already in the database, and a red circle with an X means that there was an error while processing the file. You can hold your mouse over any file name to see details of what hands were imported, skipped, or had an error.

Tournament Summaries

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Tournament Summaries

Poker Sharpener cannot see everything that happens in a multi-table tournament. Unfortunately, on some sites even things that happen on the table that Poker Sharpener is watching cannot be tracked. When players are eliminated from a tournament, Poker Sharpener will be able to see that they are no longer at the table, but it may not know what position they finished in or how much money they made. While Poker Sharpener will ask you to update your own information in this regard when you finish the tournament, it will not do so for the other players. If you want to track this information, you will have to do it through the Tournament Summaries.

This screen shows you a list of every tournament that you have recorded, and allows you to edit any details that you would like about it. You can modify the name, buy in, fee, start time, number of participants, or the total prize pool. Selecting a tournament also shows you a list of the players that Poker Sharpener saw in that tournament. For each player, you can change their finish, winnings, and rebuy and add on amounts.

Import Tournament Summaries

There is sometimes extra information that you can get mailed to you from a poker site after a tournament is completed, ranging from a simple confirmation of your placing, to a list of all the players in a large multi-table tournament and their placing. These can be imported by clicking the Import button. You select the site that you want to import the information from, copy and paste it into the box on the screen, and click the Process button. This will get all the information that it can out of what you have pasted in.

 

Glossary

General

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Game Context – the type of poker game. This can be Limit Ring, Not Limit Ring, Limit Tournament, or Not Limit Tournament.

Limit – designates a game that has a fixed amount for each bet. Also usually has a limit of four bets per hand stage.

Not Limit – designates a game that does not have a fixed amount for each bet. This includes No Limit and Pot Limit games.

Ring – a poker game played with cash stakes where players can enter or leave at any time, and can add more money to the table at will.

Starting Hand – a combination of two cards that you are dealt at the beginning of each Texas Holdem hand. There are 169 different possible starting hands.

Statistics

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# Tournaments – Tournaments Played – Indicates the number of tournaments that were used to calculate the rest of the statistics.

% in $ – Percent In Money – The percentage of the time that the player has finished a tournament in the money.

1st – First Place Finishes – The total number of times that the player won a tournament.

2nd – Second Place Finishes – The total number of times that the player finished second in a tournament.

3rd – Third Place Finishes – The total number of times that the player finished third in a tournament.

Add Ons – Total Add On Amount – The total amount spent by the player to increase their chip stack in tournaments that allow it.

Avg % – Average Placing Percentage – The average place that the player finished tournaments in, expressed as a percentage of the total tournament field that remained when the player finished play.

Avg Plc – Average Placing – The average place that the player finished the tournaments in.

Avg Time – Average Time – The average length of time that the player spent playing in each tournament.

BB – Big Blind Amount – The amount of money or chips that had to be posted by the player in the big blind position. Also represents a minimum bet or raise amount for the hand.

BB / h – Net Big Blinds per Hand – The average number of big blinds won or lost per hand.

BB / hr – Net Big Blinds per Hour – The average number of big blinds won or lost per hour of table play. Does not adjust for multi-tabling. One half hour of two-table play would count as one hour of table play.

Buy In – The amount paid to play in the tournament that went into the prize pool.

Buy Ins – Total Buy In Amount – The total amount paid to play in tournaments that went into the prize pool.

Cards – Starting Hand – If they are known, shows the rank of the two hole cards that the player was dealt in the hand and an indication if they were suited. Shows XX if they are not known.

CB Opp – Continuation Bet Opportunities – The number of times that the player could make a continuation bet after leading out preflop. Only the last preflop raiser will get credited with continuation opportunities, but they will continue to get opportunities throughout the hand until the first time they check, call, or fold.

Cont% – Continuation Bet Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player bets or raises when given a Continuation Bet Opportunity.

CR Opp – Check Raise Opportunities – The number of times that another player bets after the player has checked, giving the player a second chance to act in the same betting round.

CR% – Check Raise Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player raises after earlier having checked in the same betting round.

Defend Opp – Blind Theft Defense Opportunities – The number of times that the player acts from the blinds when facing a blind theft attempt. An attempt that has already been defended by the small blind does not count as a defense opportunity for the big blind, and an attempt from the cutoff that has been called or raised by the button does not count for either blind.

Defend% – Blind Theft Defended Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player calls or raises from a blind theft defense opportunity.

Duration – The total amount of time that the player took to play in the tournament.

Fee – The amount paid to play in the tournament that went to pay the poker site.

Fees – Total Fee Amount – The total amount paid to play in tournaments that went to pay the poker site.

Flop – Saw Flop – Indicates whether the player saw the flop in the hand.

Flop% – Flop Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player saw the flop.

Fold Cont% – Continuation Bet Folded To Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player folds when facing a continuation bet by an opponent.

Hand Group – The hand group that the player’s starting hand is assigned to. This description will be based on the hand groups that are currently configured as the reporting defaults.

Hand Rank – The approximate ranking of the player’s starting hand out of the 169 possibilities, based on a 10-seat table.

Hands – Number of Hands – Indicates the number of hands that were used to calculate the rest of the statistics.

M – The number of rounds of the table that the player could blind and fold before their chip stack is depleted. Calculated as the size of their chip stack divided by the total of the big blind, small blind, and an ante for each player at the table.

Net – The total amount of winnings and losses over the hands played. This value is expressed in dollars for a ring game and chips for a tournament.

Net (Tournament) – The total amount of winnings and losses over the tournaments played.

Net BB – Net Big Blinds – The total number of big blind amounts won or lost. When referring to multiple hands, this is calculated on a hand-by-hand basis, so that if the hands covered include multiple blind levels there is not a bias towards one or the other. Example: $40 won in $1/$2 NL = 20 BB plus $2.50 lost in $0.25/$0.50 Limit = -10 BB would give a Net of $37.50 but a Net Big Blinds of 10.

Net / h – Net per Hand – The average amount of winnings or losses per hand.

Net / hr – Net per Hour – The average amount of winnings or losses per hour of table play. Does not adjust for multi-tabling. One half hour of two-table play would count as one hour of table play.

Net / hr (Tournament) – Net per Hour – The average amount of winnings or losses per hour of tournament play. Does not adjust for multi-tabling. One half hour of two-tournament play would count as one hour of tournament play.

Net / T – Net per Tournament – The average amount of winnings or losses per tournament.

NOP – Number of Players – The number of players that were dealt into the hand.

NOP (Tournament) – Number of Players – The number of players that participated in the tournament.

OCB – Opponent Continuation Bets – The number of times that the player gets a chance to act after an opponent has made a continuation bet.

Placing – The place that the player finished the tournament in.

Position – The name of the position that the player was in when the cards were dealt.

Post Agg % – Post Flop Aggression – The percentage of the time that an action made post flop increases the amount of the bet. This only includes actions that keep the player in the hand, so that folding with a weaker hand or to an aggressive move only makes a player tighter, not less aggressive. Calculated as (Number of Post Flop Bets + Number of Post Flop Raises) / (Number of Post Flop Bets + Number of Post Flop Raises + Number of Post Flop Checks + Number of Post Flop Calls)

Post Aggr – Post Flop Aggression Factor – The average amount bet when making an aggressive action post flop, expressed as a multiple of the pot. A player who likes to make bigger raises gets a higher aggression factor. This statistic has less meaning in Limit play, but is still tracked. Calculated as ((Amount of Bet / Pot Size) for each Post Flop Bet or Raise) / (Number of Post Flop Bets + Number of Post Flop Raises)

Post Tight % – Post Flop Tightness – The percentage of the time the player went to the end of the hand after seeing the flop.

Pre Agg % – Preflop Aggression – The percentage of the time that an action made preflop increases the amount of the bet. This only includes actions that keep the player in the hand, so that folding with a weaker hand or to an aggressive move only makes a player tighter, not less aggressive. Calculated as Number of Preflop Raises / (Number of Preflop Raises + Number of Preflop Checks + Number of Preflop Calls)

Pre Aggr – Preflop Aggression Factor – The average amount bet when making an aggressive action preflop, expressed as a multiple of the pot. A player who likes to make bigger raises gets a higher aggression factor. This statistic has less meaning in Limit play, but is still tracked. Calculated as ((Amount of Bet / Pot Size) for each Preflop Raise) / Number of Raises

Pre Tight % – Preflop Tightness – The percentage of the time the player saw the flop when not checking a big blind, or won the hand by making a preflop raise. Gives an indication of the amount of the time that the player puts more money into the pot in order to see a flop or win preflop. Calculated as ((Flops Seen + Hands Won Preflop) - Big Blinds Checked) / (Hands Played - Big Blinds Checked).

Prize Pool – The total amount of money paid out to players in the tournament.

Rebuys – Total Rebuy Amount – The total amount spent by the player to rebuy into tournaments that allow it.

ROI% – Return on Investment – The percentage return on the money or chips invested into the pot by the player. Calculated as Net / Amount Spent.

ROI% (Tournament) – Return on Investment – The percentage return on the money invested into tournaments by the player. Calculated as Net / Amount Spent.

SD – Saw Showdown – Indicates whether the player went to the showdown in the hand.

SD% – Showdown Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player goes to the showdown.

Seat – The seat that the player was in relative to the position of the blinds when the cards were dealt. The possibilities include Small Blind, Big Blind, and First through Eighth position.

Session End – The date and time that the session in which the hand was played ended.

Session Start – The date and time that the session in which the hand was played began. A session is defined as a period of poker playing with no breaks of any longer than 30 minutes.

Site – The name of the poker site or network at which the hand or tournament was played.

Site Hand ID – The unique number that the poker site assigned to the hand.

Site Tournament ID – The unique number that the poker site assigned to the tournament.

Start Time – The date and time that the hand was dealt. This is expressed in the local time of the computer that the hand was recorded on.

Stole% – Blind Theft Success Percentage – The percentage of the time that the blinds are folded to the player’s theft attempts. A hand where the button calls or raises after a theft attempt by the cutoff player does not count as a steal even if the blinds fold.

T Post Agg % – Table Post Flop Aggression – The average of the Post Flop Aggression ratings for all players dealt into the hand.

T Post Tight % – Table Post Flop Tightness – The average of the Post Flop Tightness ratings for all pleayers dealt into the hand.

T Pre Agg % – Table Preflop Aggression – The average of the Preflop Aggression ratings for all players dealt into the hand.

T Pre Tight % – Table Preflop Tightness – The average of the Preflop Tightness ratings for all players dealt into the hand.

Table Name – The name of the table at which the hand was played.

Theft Att% – Blind Theft Attempt Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player raises preflop from a blind theft opportunity.

Theft Opp – Blind Theft Opportunities – The number of opportunities to act within two seats of the blinds with an unopened pot preflop. This will include players in the button with three or more players at the table, and the cutoff with four or more.

Tournament Name – The name of the tournament. Some tournaments are simply named after the type of game and/or the site tournament ID, while others may have a special or more significant name.

Tournament Start – The date and time that the first hand recorded in the tournament was dealt.

Win% – Overall Win Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player wins money or chips out of the pot.

Win% Flop – Flop Win Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player wins money or chips out of the pot when they have seen the flop.

Win% SD – Showdown Win Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player wins money or chips out of the pot when they go to the showdown.

Win% UC – Uncalled Win Percentage – The percentage of the time that the player wins money or chips out of the pot by having all other players fold. Calculated as Uncalled Wins / Hands Played.

Winnings – Total Winnings – The total amount of money that the player received from playing in tournaments.

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