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Old 11-16-2007, 12:32 AM
Deputy Dog Deputy Dog is offline
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Default Is poker software useful?

I wondering because I have Wilson Turbo Texas Hold 'em tournament edition (I play the toughest level) and Poker Academy Pro. I can finish in the money consistently at the two table tournaments on both pieces of sofware and have won it all a few times. I can even get to the final table in Wilson's 360 player tourney on the toughest level.

The thing is, though, I basically just get my ass handed to me in the online tournaments that I play. I play the $2.00 buy-in 18, 45, and 180 player Full Tilt tournaments and I get killed. I can only sometimes limp into the final money spot.

I don't understand why I can do fairly well on these tough computer software games, but can't duplicate the success against the players in the little $2 online tournaments. Am I wasting my time practicing on the computer simulators? Do you they really help improve one's game? I'm pretty frustrated with them right now.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:43 AM
phydaux phydaux is offline
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Default Re: Is poker software useful?

Computer AI currently only excels at limit poker. Beating a computer at NL is no indication of poker skill.

Play 10,000 hands of limit hold'em on Poker Academy. That will give you a solid foundation on the fundamentals - Counting outs, discounting outs, pot odds, pot equity, etc. Then you should be ready to tackle real money games.

If you didn't understand those four terms I just used, then you've got more study to do.
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