A Request for Information

Thursday, October 27th, 2005, 12:26 pm

I’m writing my next column about software and whatnot players can use to improve and customize their game (i.e. PokerTracker) and rather than do any research myself I’d like to ask my dear readers what programs, hacks, and upgrades they use. I know there are bloggers out there who have designed custom tables and cards and avatars and goodies like that, as well as programs that provide heads-up displays full of valuable info, but looking all that up and collating it would take perhaps a whole hour of hard work. I’d rather you do it for me. If you do have any neato tricks you’d like to share and maybe get some traffic or credit leave a comment and I promise not to pretend I came up with it.

As I wrote in my previous post, if you want me to add your blog to my blogroll just leave a comment. I haven’t updated it yet, but maybe this afternoon. It will be done, I assure you.

According to ESPN.com’s Steve Rosenbloom Harrah’s expects next years Main Event to be over 8,000 players fighting over 14 days for a $10 million first prize. Uh, what if you can’t get two weeks off to play poker? I would think a lot of internet qualifiers are folks with regular jobs where the boss doesn’t allow unscheduled absences of a fortnight. A day or two, sure. But a full week? Maybe more? Women had a tough enough time getting paid maternity leave, should we be petitioning Congress for unexpected-WSOP-run leave?

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8 Responses to “A Request for Information”

  1. hdouble Says:

    Surprisingly, this has already been done. http://www.pokertrackerguide.com.

  2. Donkeypuncher Says:

    I programmed a bot on my Commadore 64 to play only Phil Hellmuth’s top 10 hands. Not only can it see through the opponents’ souls, it also berates them if they suck out. “Jopke Hellbot”available to you and your readers for the small price of $7.99.

  3. Mean Gene Says:

    Only if it comes with a Phil bobblehead. Those things just KILL me!

  4. Drizztdj Says:

    I use the glasses I received from viewing “Spy Kids 3-D”, they magically allow you to view your opponents hole cards!

  5. Mean Gene Says:

    Yes yes, I know THAT. I’m going to mention the PTG in detain. I did forget yinz discussed the heads-up display stuff as well.

  6. yahoo schmoe Says:


    It’s soild (IMHO) and I hope to have a write-up done over the weekend.

  7. Nick Christy Says:

    Love your blog, would be great if you added mine to your blogroll.

  8. DuggleBogey Says:

    90% of them just need one day off, Gene.

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