[ English ]

Since the Party Poker failure a few years back, Poker Stars has emerged as the indisputable head in sheer numbers of web based poker players. They’ve the largest tournaments, the most lively tables, the biggest cash games, and the fastest filling sit and go tournaments on-line. With that comes power – the strength to choose your associates, internet marketers, and closer to our point; suitable software program.

Long have I been suggesting Holdem Hawk and Holdem Pirate (they are actually the same) poker calculators as easy to use and visibly satisfying poker calculators. Lately though, these items have pressed the boundaries of acceptable use, a minimum of in the view of Poker Stars, and hence have been prohibited from use on that web site. This is depressing news, as a respectable product, not unlike several of the suitable software permitted by Stars, is now essentially grounded because the biggest poker internet site on the planet thinks it is too closely associated to an Operative Poker Calculator.

An Operative Poker Calculator is just like a secret advisor operating for you, collecting and digging through player facts that you may use against them at a later time. The factor is, you don’t need to be at the table for this to happen. The software (database) is working all the time for you. For most poker web sites, that is over the line of fairness, just as in actual life also.

Except Holdem Pirate and Holdem Hawk are in fact Empirical Poker Calculators, just the same as Holdem Indicator is. These sorts of poker calculators only collect info on your competitors whenever you are at the table, just like you had been wagering in a live scenario.

So why the Poker Stars Smack? Here is a genuine forewarning I got from Poker Stars whilst running Holdem Pirate:

Upon a review of your account, we uncover that you are using an external program recognizedas Poker Sherlock, or its related software, Poker Edge, PokerBotPro, Holdem Hawk and Holdem Pirate……PokerStars shall be permitted to take such action as it sees fit, such as immediately blocking access to the Games to such User, closing such User’s account with PokerStars and seizing all monies held inside the relevant Poker Stars "actual money account".

Hey, did you notice the "seizing all money" line? That’s what you can do when you are this huge!

The "related applications" is the source of the issue. The business that created Hawk and Pirate also produce Poker Edge and PokerBotPro, which are data miners. In fact, I believe that Stars thinks Hawk and Pirate in fact mine data for these related programs, although appearing like an Empirical Poker Calculator on the surface.

So therein lies the root of the problem. When you take place to wager on on Stars and have Hawk or Pirate, you’re out of luck, as I have tried to reverse this ruling. I got a well mannered response from the personnel at Poker Stars, but seriously, it’s not likely to change. The very good news though is that Holdem Indicator has been added to Poker Stars acceptable software program list, and it is the only empirical calculator to be approved by them.