It’s genetic. I learned to lose at poker from my father, and he from his father, and so on.
Yes, we know all the poker games, the tricks, and especially how to lose playing cards in Las Vegas, but that hasn’t stopped the Mincey clan from collecting poker cards, games, and utilities?
Utilities? For Poker?
Enter PokerCruncher, the poker odds calculator for the Mac, Texas Hold’em, of course.
There’s a definite learning curve in PokerCruncher but once you get the hang of it, you get a better idea of how you can improve your odds by paying closer attention to the cards. It works with up to 10 players, with specific cards, or random or unknown cards, or even hand ranges for each player.
You won’t need an internet connection to use PokerCruncher, either (there’s also an iPhone version). It even generates random player and board cards so you can setup what-if scenarios. Built in is a grid of all 169 starting hands, a hand range and age odds indicator, select suits and hand combos in ranges, and my favorite– the range equity heat map.
There’s a lot going on in PokerCruncher to justify the price tag, but there’s also a trial version you can download to get started, and there’s also a companion PokerCruncher tutorial online.
If you’re serious about your poker game then you’ll know the value of a poker calculator and what it can do to improve your game. Just don’t expect a casino in Vegas to let you use the iPhone version.