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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:14am   #311
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oh so you would have to like tyoe that in to a computer in real life all the time?

are there any poker websites with like an API or a poker equivalent of FIX?
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:14am   #312
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It is like a normal poker game. You see your cards and you see the cards on the board. You can see how much everyone who is playing the hand is sitting with on the table. Action goes clock-wise and button's last to act. You can see the size of the pot, how much they've bet and how much they have left behind. You can get software which makes notes on people and gives you stats about how many hands they play, how often they re-raise and from what position. how often they continuation bet on flop/turn etc. you can even buy hands on people (which is a shady area but illegal on some sites.)
Any idea where you can get this software from? Not the illegal part...
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:26am   #313
 
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oh so you would have to like tyoe that in to a computer in real life all the time?

are there any poker websites with like an API or a poker equivalent of FIX?
You don't type it in. You need to select to save the hand histories. Then the tracking program analyses it and gives you the stats in running. I don't think there's any sites with API as they don't want to encourage bots on the site. Not to say that there aren't bots around.

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Any idea where you can get this software from? Not the illegal part...
Pokertracker 3 or Hold em manager. Both have free trials.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:28am   #314
 
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http://www.tablescanturbo.com/

Is the software my brother uses now

EDIT: forgot the url of the miner:

http://www.idleminer.com/

Its not illegal to use any of these. Its probably against the TOS on some sites but they cant prove anything. Its just a way to collect hand history data on players, as if you had played with them before but you haven't. There's is nothing uncovered that couldn't be seen at the time- ie. its not cheating

FYI I didn't use the miner it didn't exist back when I used to play..

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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:32am   #315
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i dont mean bout looking at a players "hand history" (watever that is) but just that it looks like there are lots of probabilities and "trade sizes" in poker and you can nearly always rely on the average person to get it all wrong?

so just have an expectancy based poker strategy based on the fact that most people are crap at gambling rationally?
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:41am   #316
 
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i dont mean bout looking at a players "hand history" (watever that is) but just that it looks like there are lots of probabilities and "trade sizes" in poker and you can nearly always rely on the average person to get it all wrong?

so just have an expectancy based poker strategy based on the fact that most people are crap at gambling rationally?
This used to work great at low stakes- you could play mechanically because the standard was so poor and so you could play many more tables than the higher stakes games which required alot of intuition and table feel. SNG tourneys were even worse, basically there was a purely maths based way to beat them, which is why you could play 20 at once even without stats software.

This is all old information from when I used to play 3+ years ago, things have probably gotten much harder even at the low end now and in the SNGs.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:59am   #317
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well the only thing i know about online poker is watching my housemates do it from uni. i went to good uni but still they were bloody stupid at it.

so... but.... well look in trading you can make good trading from joining in on position squeezes which is basically the same as bluffing with the bigger bloke.

and trend following is basically trading from people all following each other like in gold.

but as well alot of people in trading know about the mind bits of it and also the maths and the stats of it.


if the average poker punter is just the same as the average ratil punter, it should be easy just to squeeze there beans for protif no?
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 1:12am   #318
 
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