your progress online with this strong package!
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any serious poker player what one of the most
important elements is for improving your game,
and you'll always hear one common thing - closely
tracking your sessions. The only way to really
know how you're doing is to keep records of your
play, including every 3 minute online session
you sneak at the office.
this year I decided it was time to get serious
and honestly record every win and loss, no matter
how small or embarassing. I initially thought
I'd just create my own Excel spreadsheet, but
then decided to browse the 'net to see what's
out there (no sense in re-creating the wheel).
One of the first sites I happened upon was PokerCharts.com,
an online database that does exactly what I was
looking for. I wanted something that would record
all of my sessions and give me plenty of flexibility
to enter notes or segment the sessions by a variety
of variables. I've used the software for a month
and a half now, and can highly recommend this
created by a group of engineer players who had
already suffered through the pains of a spreadsheet
system, PokerCharts is a very well though-out
application with a simple interface and nice statistical
reporting. Accessible from any internet
connection, PokerCharts offers features such as:
like earnings, hourly win rate, average returns,
and standard deviations
to sort and analyze your sessions by date,
location, game type, opponents, etc.
locations and opponents
website says it all: "Poker Charts is a completely
organized diary and computational scorecard or
your poker performance."
I love being able
to quickly see not only where I stand for the
year as far as my bankroll, but also where I play
the best, what time of day I should really avoid,
how much time I'm putting in each week, and which
opponents I fare better against. For instance,
I've done much better at AbsolutePoker than UltimateBet
so far, and definitely shouldn't log on after
midnight (too tired, just give my money away).
These kinds of stats would not stand out so clearly
if you tried to go simply by memory alone. Keeping
records like this forces you to honestly look
at your game.
So how much does
something this great cost? A whopping $19.95 per
year, and they give you a free month's trial to
test it out.
have figured it out. If you're looking for a place
to house all of our poker playing data, look no
further - Poker Charts has it all!
this and other reviews in the Lizard Lounge.