|Online Poker Strategy
Posted: 8:00 am PDT 2006-04-27
Colin T. Fagras
WagerWeb.com Contributing Writer
the increase in popularity of online gambling, a new contender in the online poker industry has appeared on the scene: strategy software.
Strategy software has actually been around for ages, but
has recently made new advancements to help poker players with their online playing
abilities. The latest advancement in strategy software is a development that
actually reads your cards as you play and helps you develop a winning strategy by
providing logical and mathematical advice set to your playing style.
The main purpose of this type of strategy software is
helping online poker players make educated decisions, quicker. These programs have
been designed to be used in conjunction with online casino software, in a separate window
running side-by-side with the actual playing table. The software programs use packet
sniffing to virtually load every card you see at the poker table into the software.
Almost all features about these programs are automated these days. You no longer
have to manually select your hole card and board cards; the software does it all on the
fly. The software will then display odds and offer advice and recommendations on each
hand, depending upon the type of playing style you have set the software to use.
Using this type of software can benefit many different
types of players in many different ways.
For newer players, these programs are very good tools to
help you better understand pot odds, betting patterns, pot commitment, playing styles, and
much more. Using these programs is almost like having a professional playing
alongside you; you can easily advance your knowledge of the game in a short amount of time
while gaining quality playing time experience.
If youre a veteran or a more experienced player, you
can still find great ways to use strategy software. Playing online can often require
extremely quick thinking before timing out at a table. If you find yourself not
having enough time to calculate pot odds and make logical decisions, these programs will
help you tremendously. No matter how talented a player might be, this type of
software can be beneficial
With the increasing popularity of packet sniffing programs
like these, the common question of cheating arises. In no way is using any of these
programs a method for cheating at online poker. The existence of online poker
cheating software is a myth that has been around ever since online poker first made its
appearance on the scene years and years ago. You will not get in trouble at any
online casino for using this type of software. In fact, lots of casinos promote
strategy software themselves as a tool to help their players to learn and win.
When it comes to choosing a particular type of software,
there are a large variety of choices. The most popular strategy software for online
Texas Holdem cash games that incorporate packet sniffing and virtual card loading
include Texas Calculatem, Calculatem Pro, and Genius. If youre looking for software that is more focused
on tournament play, you might want to consider Sit & Go Shark.
No matter which product you choose, these software programs
can help increase your knowledge of the game significantly and can assist in making you a
long-term wining poker player.