Definition of tracker
A tracker is a computer program that accumulates and records the poker hands played by all players at a given table. The tracker works for both cash games and sit'n'gos and tournaments. The tracker will have 2 functions: to record as text files all the poker hands played and to display this information live at the poker tables.
How does tracker work?
In order for hands to be recorded, the player owning the tracker must be present at the table in question. The tracker will then create a text file for all hands played by the tracker owner (we'll call him Hero for the rest of this article) and his opponents. The text file hands will detail all the actions of all the players at the table. The accumulation of these text files with all the recorded actions of each player will form a database that the tracker will keep in reserve. The beauty of the tracker is that it also has an Heads-Up Display (commonly called HUD) that will display real-time information about the players registered in the database. The HUD will display the information collected about each player.