Generally speaking, online poker software products can be grouped into three broad categories – pre-game, game play, and post-game.  Pre-game software would be the training type of applications, such as a bubble trainer.  Game play would be the software that would provide information to assist in decision making during a game, such as an odds calculator.  And, the post-game software would be programs that help a player analyze completed games, such as an hand history converter. onlyfans free trial

Altogether, not much different than what one would expect to find available for any modern, highly competitive sporting enterprise.  By way of example, try to think of all the technological assets that are available to an NFL football team.  The pre-game, game day, and post-game technologies are marvels of our age that have elevated the sport at every level.  Indeed, the keener the competition (because of the better technologies), the more richly rewarding the game experience is for everyone – owners, players, and fans, alike.

Which leaves me at a loss to understand why some online poker rooms have prohibited the use of several of the most useful of the poker software products.  Somewhere along the way, the powers that be have forgotten, or perhaps they never knew, that poker is a game of information.  The player who does not utilize every shred of available and observable information will become a long term loser.  No exceptions.

In the past, when there were only brick and mortar games, we could gather information by observing a table before we were seated.  Share information with other observers.  And, collect even more data while we played.  We could record both written and verbal notes the entire game.  Then, before we played again, we could categorize and easily review everything we knew about every one of our opponents.  Eventually, we could predict their every move. 

Then came books written by players.  And, magazines.  And, TV.  Soon, we knew almost everything about everyone.  This universe of information helped us to understand every type of player, and every one of our opponents.

During that time, also appeared the Internet and on-line poker.  Overnight, there were new ways to accumulate, store, reference, and analyze everything – game data, opponent data, and even personal playing data.  Unfortunately, this quantum leap in technological sophistication has been deemed by a few poker rooms to yield an unfair advantage.  And so, our use of many of the best poker software products has been prohibited.  Yet, most of the prohibited software represents nothing more than just another next-step in the evolution of poker information. 

In substance, is there really a difference between the two forms of poker information gathering and analysis?  That is, between off-line and on-line poker information?  The answer is, no.  Because, in either case the result is simply better informed decision making.