If you're looking for a Heads-Up Display (HUD), Poker Copilot is another of the interesting options available to you in addition to Poker Tracker 4, Hold'em Manager 3 et Xeester.
Poker Copilot is a professional tool that has many similarities with its competitors, but also some differences. Among the similarities, Poker Copilot offers a complete tracker to keep track of your hands played and a HUD that you can use in real time at the tables. The HUD allows you to display information about your opponents accumulated in the tracker
Poker Copilot also offers a host of statistics that you can display in your HUD such as VPIP, PFR, % of 3bet, 4bet, 5bet, steal percentage, etc.
Poker Copilot also offers many analysis tables in pop-up format that can be used at real time tables. In short, Poker Copilot offers all the options worthy of a professional poker tracker such as the ability to display the bankroll chart, hand replay and summary of your sessions
Now, as far as the differences go, Poker Copilot offers options that not all trackers offer. For example, Poker Copilot is compatible with macOS. In addition, it offers a "leaks" (weaknesses) detector to help you identify the weakest parts of your game
Poker Copilot's license is valid for both Hold'em and Omaha, which is not the case with all software. Poker Copilot can be used for sit'n'gos, tournaments as well as cash games, which makes it very versatile
Here's how to install and configure Poker Copilot for Windows
Poker Copilot is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10. To start the installation, click here
You will then get the following welcome screen:
Press the Download button to start downloading the application. You will then see the following message:
The downloaded file will appear in your download folder
Double-click on the file to start the installation
Now press "Next"
You will be able to install the software wherever you want, but to make things easier for you, it is advised to install it in the folder chosen by default by the application:
You will then have the option to create or not an icon on the desktop as well as a quick launch icon. Make your choice and click "next".
The installation of the software continues
You will then be able to select the program group in which you want the installation wizard to create program shortcuts
Once this is done, press "Next"
That's done, you have completed the installation of the program. You can now click on "Finish" to run Poker Copilot
You will now see the Poker Copilot welcome logo
You will then have to choose whether you want to use the free trial version or buy the software. For our example, we will use the 30-day trial version
To use the full trial version, enter your email address and click "Accept and continue"
Poker Copilot now displays:
You'll notice that when I first launch Poker Copilot, I get a red mention at the top of the screen that no poker room is connected to my software. To correct this situation (if it is present there too), go to the "Preferences" section of the "Tools" menu in the software
Once in this menu, you will be able to add the folder in which your poker room stores the hands you have played. You will be able to add 1 or more folders (if you play in more than one poker room) using the + button
The Poker Copilot interface
The interface is divided into 4 main categories: overview, tournaments, cash games and leak detectors
The overview section gives you a quick overview of all your played sessions. You will be able to see the time spent playing, the number of hands played, the number of tournaments played, your profits or losses and your hourly rate. You'll also have a chart that shows your winnings by time of year and poker variant
You will find simple statistics such as the number of tournaments played, the number of hands played, the total amount won or lost depending on the tournament variant and your preflop raises for example
In the detailed statistics section you will find the percentage of flops seen, the number of 3bet preflop raises, the number of 3bet preflop raises, the number in percentage of 4bet preflop raises, your 3bet and 4bet fold percentage, your blind stealing percentage, your general aggression, your aggression factor, your check-raise percentage, etc.
You can also filter your tournaments by date, type, recent or not. In addition, you will be able to study specific villains or analyze your performance according to positions at the poker table (BTN vs SB for example)
The cash games section gives us similar information to the tournament section, but for cash games. You'll also find simple and detailed statistics like in the tournament section with your main information; hands played, big blinds won per 100 hands, money won per 100 hands, total winnings and your rake (commission) paid
Just like in the tournament section, you will be able to search with filters to find specific hands by date, hand type, limit, and position
The section comes with an all-in equity and a custom graphic. The all-in equity is the theoretical money you should earn when you are all-in in relation to the money you actually won. To do the calculation, the software considers the equity of all-in hands when all players are all-in. The calculation is done by considering the size of the pot, the money invested by the hero and the fairness of his hand according to his cards in hand
One of the special features of Poker Copilot is that it has a leaks detector to find flaws in the game. This section is divided into five parts; pre-flop assault, positional play, blind stealing, served pairs and matching connectors
You will then know if you are too passive or too aggressive depending on the situation and if you don't steal enough blinds, the software will tell you so
For example, according to Poker Copilot, pairs 88-99-TT-JJ-QQQ-KK and AA must be raised at least 85% of the time. All of these pairs should generate a profit in the long run. Is this your case? Let the software give you the answer. Poker Copilot will also monitor your results with the matching connectors. Results may vary depending on the caliber of players you are playing against and the game variant. Also, make sure you have a good sample of hands before jumping to conclusions. Note that 126 hands is not a representative sample! The ideal is to have a minimum of 10,000 hands to start getting an idea of your style
See the information that the leaks detector gives you as leads and not as orders. You can use this section as a basis for your poker study. If the software notices that you're really not stealing enough blinds or that you're neglecting position, it might be a good idea to have an objective reflection on your game. This section is an interesting add-on to the software
Who is Poker Copilot for?
Poker Copilot is aimed at both beginners and pro players looking for an alternative to the software already on the market. MacOS users will be happy that a version of the software exists for their operating system. Not all trackers offer macOS compatibility. In addition, if you also play Omaha, Poker Copilot is the most affordable option for software that covers Hold'em and Omaha. Competitors also offer combined Hold'em and Omaha licenses, but the price is always higher than what you will pay for Poker Copilot
In summary, for the price you pay and what you get (tracker + HUD + leak finder + Windows and macOS support + Hold'em and Omaha support), you'll get a fantastic price/performance ratio
How much does Poker Copilot cost?
The full version (with Hold'em and Omaha support) of Poker Copilot for Windows or macOS is available for €89
Considering that you get a professional software that covers Hold'em, Omaha and entitles you to all free future updates, this is a very competitive price. Please note that the price will be adjusted according to the currency you choose. The price indicated in this article is valid at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this
Please note that unlike other trackers (for example PokerTracker 4), Poker Copilot does not offer 2 or more types of licenses (for example, for smaller limits)
Is Poker Copilot compatible with my cardroom?
Without answering the question precisely, we can confirm that Poker Copilot works with most major cardrooms without any problems. We have tested it on several of the major game rooms and the experience has been trouble-free. Given that there are more and more game rooms and that poker is evolving rapidly (the addition of a new poker variant by a game room could, for example, upset the stability of the software), we can't say any more
It is important to mention that some cardrooms prohibit the use of trackers and HUDs. It is therefore a good idea to check with them before buying a tracker. In addition, although some rooms do accept trackers, it is possible that Poker Copilot (or any other tracker) may not work well in these rooms. It is therefore important to be well informed before making your choice of tracker and game room. There are advantages and disadvantages to playing in a cardroom where HUDs do not work. It's up to you
A tracker and a Heads-Up display are essential tools today to help you get the most out of the game. Except for sites where trackers are not allowed and micro-limits, almost every serious gamer you'll encounter will have a HUD and a tracker. In less than a week, if you play at all, the cost of purchasing this type of software will be refunded to you through your poker winnings. The HUD will give you essential information for your decision making and this information will make you make better decisions than if you don't have a HUD. In this article, we've highlighted what makes Poker Copilot so special. Here is a summary of its strengths and weaknesses compared to its competitors
- Poker Copilot is available for Windows 7-8-10 and on macOS. Not all trackers support macOS
- Poker Copilot has a leaks detector to correct your game
- Poker Copilot's pricing is slightly cheaper than the competition
- The full license of Poker Copilot covers all limits in tournaments and cash games, in both Hold'em and Omaha
- The software is intuitive and easy to use. It is less intimidating than some of its competitors
- Poker Copilot contains fewer advanced statistics than some of its competitors
- Comparative analysis of heroin vs. naughty is less detailed than in some other software
- It is not possible to create your own statistics to integrate them into your HUD as with some other software
- Poker Copilot is not compatible with all networks. It's a good idea before buying a full license of Poker Copilot to test the software with the free 30-day license. You will then be able to see if everything works without a hitch