PokerTracker 4 is one of the most famous poker programs for collecting, analyzing, and displaying statistics. The software is suitable for any poker player, as it supports all popular disciplines, game formats, and poker rooms. You can download Poker Tracker 4 and use it for free for 14 days without restrictions.
Before we delve into an overview of the features and a description of PT4 and show how to use the software, it's necessary to say a few words about how this tracker works.
Data on all actions at each poker table is saved by the poker room in the form of a file that can be uploaded to PokerTracker 4. It's called "hand history." Usually, this is a *.txt file, which indicates when and at what table the hand was played, who took part in it, each player's stack, all the actions per street, the final pot, and the winner.
Hand history contains comprehensive information about each hand. After downloading this file, the tracker, based on such data, calculates various statistical indicators of the game. Among them are VPIP, PFR, 3-bet, Aggression Factor %, and many, many others — dozens of main and hundreds of auxiliary indicators.
PokerTracker 4 runs in the background and automatically downloads hand history files. Immediately after the end of the session, you can start studying the results. But what if you want to view statistics on your opponent right during the game in real-time? Open the tracker, enter the nickname of the player? This is too inconvenient! To solve this problem, a unique tool was created — Heads Up Display, or HUD.
HUD pulls statistical data about a particular player's game from the database and displays it conveniently right next to his nickname.
The value of this tool is difficult to overestimate. During the session, with a quick glance at the HUD indicators, you can almost instantly understand who you are playing against. The decision-making process is greatly simplified, meaning you can play more hands per hour without losing winrate.
The Poker Tracker interface contains almost everything you need to analyze your game using various reports and filters. In this regard, PT4 is far ahead of its competitors.
All the built-in reports in the "Results" and "Statistics" sections can be reworked to display the required statistics. And in the "My Reports" section, you can create, export, or import your report.
For example, if you want to add additional stats to the "Final hands at Showdown" report, right-click in the reports field, select "Configure report," and customize for yourself.
Standard reports include:
The most essential report for any player, where you can see the results with a line graph.
By applying filters to any of the reports, you can dissect any situation into separate elements. Standard filters are located on the left side and include games, time, stakes, sessions, positions, etc.
PokerTracker4 allows you to create or import your own filters of any complexity.
For example, breaking the game in position in a 3-bet pot into situations when the opponent places a continuation bet and when he checks. Or select only the spots where after the blinds, the flop comes without an ace.
To do this, click the "More filters" button and set any parameters.
HUD (Heads-Up Display) is a tool for displaying statistics on your opponents in real-time at the table.
Technically, any available indicators can be shown in the HUD: VPIP, PFR, WTSD, and other stats.
Let's highlight the main features of PT4 HUD:
Another helpful feature is Lower Opacity Until Mouse Over. This appeals to those players whose HUDs are packed with several statistics.
The statistics displayed in the Heads Up Display can be fully customized using a special editor. If you are experiencing difficulties with creating a HUD, you can use the standard profiles provided by the developers.
Each element in the HUD has several properties that can be edited as you wish:
HUD and pop-up customization has always been problematic in tracking tools, but the developers of Poker Tracker 4 have solved this problem by adding a friendly drag and drop function. This makes it much easier to add stats in your HUD.
You can add new stats by downloading from the website (download custom statistics). Or create the desired stat by yourself. However, this is not easy, and we won't cover this topic in this introductory review.
Anyway, it's crucial that you clearly understand how to correctly interpret particular statistics since this will determine the efficiency of using HUD.
The statistics displayed during the game will always remain clear and orderly thanks to the vector scaling technology. When the table is resized, the test changes proportionally, using a special graphics rendering engine.
The integrated Leak Tracker tool in PT4 allows you to find potential leaks in the game by comparing your statistics with the winning players.
How it works:
Go to the LeakTracker tab and select the Leak Analysis report from the "Reports" drop-down menu on the left side of the window. Choose the game format, stake, and table size. Click "Run."
LeakTracker will compare your statistics (or the stats of the selected player as active) with the database of winning players. The results will be presented by a black line on the horizontal graph of each statistic, where "Green" means good, "Light gray" — needs improvement, "Dark gray" - a potential problem.
This report shows how lucky or unlucky you are with certain hands and draws. The tool will appeal to those who complain about their results at the tables.
How useful is it? That's an open question.
PokerTrackers helps you avoiding "playing in the dark" with the NoteTracker and Table Session Stats features.
The automatic note creation tool is integrated into the HUD notes for each player at your table. Each note will use a template that you can customize according to your needs.
The ICM (Independent Chip Model) calculation and simulation tool is integrated into PokerTracker. It's a game model that allows you to find optimal solutions in tournaments at various stages.
Of course, the built-in equity calculator can not replace Flopzilla, but it's enough to run basic calculations. For example, you can quickly determine the equity of your hand against the expected range of the villain.
he calculator can be launched directly from the hand replayer. The fields will be automatically filled with your cards, flop, etc. If the opponent's hand is unknown, a random range (that can be adjusted) will be set.
Poker Tracker 4 works in all major networks and poker rooms:
The main difference between Poker Tracker 4 and its main competitor, Holdem Manager 3, is a free set of additional apps: NoteTracker, ICM calculator, LeakTracker, for which you will have to pay in HM. And also a Mac version.
Also, note that PokerTracker 4 license is lifetime, including updates, while HM3 charges an annual fee.
PokerTracker 4 has a trial period of 14 days. You can download and use the full version of the program for 2 weeks.
If you are just starting out, you can buy the low-stakes version and upgrade later. This is available at any time. However, the price will be slightly more expensive ($44.99) if you buy the "unlimited" version right away.
PokerTracker Small Stakes edition is limited to the following games: Fixed Limit Holdem: up to $0.50/$1.00, NLH \ PLO: up to $0.25/0.50, Tournaments and SNGs: buy-in up to $22,
PokerTracker 4 has two versions — Texas Hold'em and Omaha.
The registration code is valid for simultaneous use on two computers, which gives an excellent opportunity to purchase the software together with your friend.
✅ Can I download Poker Tracker 4 for free?
Yes. The developer gives a 14-day trial with no limits at all.
✅ Does Poker Tracker 4 HUD works on Zoom?
Yes! PT4 supports the display of statistics at the fast-fold poker tables at PokerStars.
✅ Can I use Poker Tracker on Mac OS?
The tracker works the same on Windows PC and Mac.
✅ Can I import additional hands (mining)?
Yes. To do this, go to "Play poker" and select "Get Hands From Disk" select the folder and import all files.
✅ If I have a PokerTracker 3 license, do I need to buy the latest version?
Yes. PT4 is not an add-on for the previous version of the software.
✅ What are the minimum system requirements for Poker Tracker 4?
✅ What analogs of Poker Tracker exists?
There are several similar tools: Holdem Manager 3 from the same developer Max Value Software. Hand2Note, created by a team of poker players, and DriveHUD from the US developer AcePokerSolutions.
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