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Poker Calculator Announcement: Hold’em Pirate and Hold em Hawk Banned by Poker Stars

October 19th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Since the Party Poker failure last fall, Poker Stars has surfaced as the undeniable head in pure numbers of on line poker players. They have the largest tournaments, the most active tables, the biggest cash games, as well as the quickest filling up sit down and go tournaments online. With that comes power – the power to pick your associates, internet marketers, and closer to our point; suitable computer software.

Lengthy have I been recommending Holdem Hawk and Holdem Pirate (they are really the same) poker calculators as simple to use and visibly desirable poker calculators. Lately though, these products have pressed the boundaries of acceptable use, at least within the view of Poker Stars, and hence have been banned from use on that internet site. This is unfortunate news, as a reasonable product, not unlike a number of of the suitable software permitted by Stars, is now essentially grounded because the largest poker site on the planet thinks it’s too closely connected to an Operative Poker Calculator.

An Operative Poker Calculator is like a secret agent working for you, collecting and mining player data that you’ll be able to use on them later on. The factor is, you do not have to be at the table for this to occur. The software (database) is working all the time for you. For most poker web sites, which is over the line of justness, just as in actual life as well.

Except Hold em Pirate and Holdem Hawk are really Empirical Poker Calculators, just the same as Holdem Indicator is. These varieties of poker calculators only acquire information on your competitors whenever you are at the table, just like you were playing in a live scenario.

So why the Poker Stars Smack? Here’s a real alert I was sent from Poker Stars while running Hold em Pirate:

Following a review of your account, we locate that you’re running an external software program knownas Poker Sherlock, or its related applications, Poker Edge, PokerBotPro, Holdem Hawk and Hold em Pirate……PokerStars shall be entitled to take such action as it sees fit, such as instantly preventing entry to the Games to such User, closing such User’s account with PokerStars and confiscating all money held within the relevant Poker Stars "real cash account".

Hey, did you observe the "appropriating all funds" line? That’s what you are able to do whenever you are this large!

The "related applications" is the source of the problem. The business that designed Hawk and Pirate also produce Poker Edge and PokerBotPro, which are data miners. In fact, I believe that Stars suspects Hawk and Pirate actually mine data for these associated products, whilst looking like an Empirical Poker Calculator on the surface.

So therein sits the root of the problem. In the event you take place to play on Stars and have Hawk or Pirate, you are out of luck, as I have tried to alter this ruling. I received a considerate reply from the staff at Poker Stars, except actually, it isn’t likely to change. The very good news though is that Hold em Indicator has been added to Poker Stars appropriate software list, and it’s the only empirical calculator to be accepted by them.

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