Poker Calculator Report: Hold’em Pirate … Hold em Hawk Banned by Poker Stars

August 7th, 2012 by Aryan Leave a reply »

Since the Party Poker fall last fall, Poker Stars has emerged as the indisputable leader in absolute amounts of online poker players. They’ve the biggest tournaments, the most lively tables, the biggest cash games, and the quickest filling up sit and go tournaments on-line. With that comes power – the power to choose your partners, web marketers, and more to our point; suitable computer software.

Lengthy have I been recommending Hold em Hawk and Holdem Pirate (they are truly the exact same) poker calculators as simple to use and visibly attractive poker calculators. Lately though, these items have pressed the boundaries of suitable use, at least in the view of Poker Stars, and consequently have been forbidden from use on that website. This is unfortunate news, as a respectable product, not unlike several of the appropriate computer software permitted by Stars, is now essentially grounded because the biggest poker internet site on the planet thinks it’s too closely similar to an Operative Poker Calculator.

An Operative Poker Calculator is just like a secret adviser operating for you, accumulating and digging through player info that it is possible to use against them down the road. The thing is, you don’t need to be at the table for this to occur. The software program (database) is working all of the time for you. For most poker internet sites, which is over the line of fairness, just as in real life as well.

Except Holdem Pirate and Holdem Hawk are truly Empirical Poker Calculators, just the same as Holdem Indicator is. These kinds of poker calculators only accumulate data on your competitors when you are at the table, just like you were betting in an actual situation.

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

Following a review of your account, we uncover that you are using an external program knownas Poker Sherlock, or its associated applications, Poker Edge, PokerBotPro, Hold em Hawk and Hold em Pirate……PokerStars shall be permitted to take such action as it sees fit, including immediately blocking access to the Games to such User, terminating such User’s account with PokerStars and seizing all monies held within the relevant Poker Stars "real cash account".

Hey, did you notice the "confiscating all funds" line? That is what you can do whenever you are this large!

The "related applications" is the origin of the trouble. The corporation that created Hawk and Pirate also make Poker Edge and PokerBotPro, which are data miners. Actually, I believe that Stars suspects Hawk and Pirate actually mine data for these similar programs, while appearing like an Empirical Poker Calculator on the surface.

So therein lays the heart of the difficulty. Should you take place to wager on on Stars and have Hawk or Pirate, you are out of luck, as I have attempted to reverse this ruling. I got a well mannered response from the staff at Poker Stars, but definitely, it’s not likely to change. The excellent news though is that Holdem Indicator has been added to Poker Stars acceptable computer software list, and it’s the only empirical calculator to be authorized by them.


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