Thursday, August 7, 2014

Color PokerTracker PT4 Notes (PokerStars, FTP, PartyPoker)

I have uploaded batch files that will allow you to color the PokerTracker Note Icons 

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Have the most recent version of PT4, since 4.14.7 has a bug in it (exporting reports for coloring). Reminder that Microsoft MSE should be disabled (if you have it), or the color batch files speed will be crippled (black boxes on screen will only appear). 
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You can color players using the Note Icon to indicate other attributes (winnings, post flop play, PF Equity).

Color PokerTracker PT4 Notes (PokerStars, FTP, PartyPoker)

The PT4 Note Icon, combined with other positional stats, can give you a better picture of your opponent 

PT4 Note Icon PHD_$_Thiefs_FTP_PT4_Color_Tags.zip


Color PT4 Note Tags files are:

You can also color hands specific to any filters that you select in reports for poker population tendencies, as described below.

Color PT4 Note Tags files are:

PHD_$_Thiefs_PokerStars_PT4_Color_Tags.zip

PHD_$_Thiefs_FTP_PT4_Color_Tags.zip

You might want to keep them in separate directories. It does not overwrite present PT4 notes that you have stored on players (do backup prior testing), but it does create an extra line every time you import which can push down your notes by one line. I don't use PT4 NoteTracker note system, so you may need to adjust the extra line if required.

Here are the two directories and contents once you unzip the files to the directories of your choice:
PHD_$_Thiefs_FTP_PT4_Color_Tags.zip

Edit Color PT4 Note Icons Batch Files:


Color batch files avoid using percentages equal to 0 % or 100 %,  to avoid table selection errors. It eliminates the players who are sitting out or went all-in on the first hand. To edit this, simply change the first batch file to  geq "0.0" and the last batch file with only one gtr "0.X", that covers all upward percentile ranges (X being the last value).

The batch files are expecting only one variable after the players name, as in the previous posts for coloring your notes (see post Color Your PokerStars Notes While Playing Online ).

The default settings in the 6 batch files are for percentages of 0-10, 10-15, 15-20,20-30,30-50,50 ++, that are set as follows in the PokerStars batch files:

if /I %%b geq "0.1" if /I %%b lss "0.15"

This line from batch file PT4-PS-1-Note.bat will filter all players that fall into percentages of 10 and less than 15. The decimal numbers in the quotes can be adjusted to reflect your required percentile.

It will also color the player's Note Icon number 1 (Yellow). Again, adjust the number to correspond to the color of your choice, as shown in the table.

{ "site": 100, "name":  %%a , "color": 1,

You can adjust those two variables for percentage and colors in each batch file. Make sure they cover all percentages so you don't have any players falling through the gaps. The following table will guide you to which numbers relate to which colors:
Color PokerTracker PT4 PokerStars Players Notes Icons:

Color PokerTracker PT4 PokerStars Players Notes Icons:

1 - You would first run your PT4 Player Report as in this post 


2 -  Save the report in the directory that you extracted PHD_$_Thiefs_PokerStars_PT4_Color_Tags.zip in, overwriting the present file of either Cash.csv or Trny.csv, depending on your report.

3 - Run NOTES-PT4-Stars.bat in your extracted directory.

4 - You will now have a file called ALL-StarsPT4Notesimport.PT4NOTES.

5 - Select PT4 main menu option of Database and then Notes and select the pop-up window of Import Notes.

6- navigate to your extracted directory of PHD_$_Thiefs_PokerStars_PT4_Color_Tags.zip and select the file of ALL-StarsPT4Notesimport.PT4NOTES.

7 - Go to your PT4 Replayer and select the hand that the player was involved in, and using the Replayer default profile, verify that the PT4 Note icon is colored properly.

Always test with small samples and test each color that you have selected. You can use any filters or expressions in your reports as long as the report only generates that players name and a decimal variable.

PokerTracker PT4 PokerStars Population Tendencies vs Hero:

This procedure is a little different in which you will create a PT4 Hand report. This can only be run after you have colored all of your database players as mentioned above, for complete analysis. For testing, continue with small samples.

1 - After first step completed, create a PT4 Hand Report, select the Filters Option, and then select the pop-up window of Edit Existing Expression filters.

2 - In the bottom window, copy and paste the expression below, or I uploaded this PT4 Hand report which you can simply import and run the Hand report: Create one report for each color.

PHD_$_Thiefs_Hand_Report.pt4rpt    

tourney_hand_player_statistics.id_hand in (SELECT chps.id_hand from tourney_hand_player_statistics chps, player p, notes n where p.id_player = chps.id_player and chps.flg_showdown and n.id_x = p.id_player and n.enum_type = 'P' and n.id_color = 6)

3- Select Validate to make sure it's been copied properly and then save it.

4- You can now run your report and any players that are colored purple (number 6), and went to showdown, will have their hands displayed in the report. For simplicity, only Marked and Hand # options selected for your report in testing.

5 - You can now select any hand and right click to select the Replay Hand option.

6 - If you don't have any hands, check that you have the right colors selected and defined for players. Marking the hands or manually color a player to check if the report is working on a tagged hand.

7- You can use any filters and then tag all hands with a specific Tag name, using it as analysis of players that you went up against.

8 - You can also remove any color tags on yourself (manually color black in Replayer), and do population tendencies on specific colored players tags throughout your database (uncheck active player option in filters expression)..

You can also create stats that target specific existing tags and get stack size reports on each different situation, on any combination of tags in columns.

The PokerTracker thread that deals with tagging hands can be found here:

Filtering on Player Tags Forum Post

This snip shows the report I generated (purple players that went to showdown), and pasted the Hand Report in the corner. The purple player (color 6) in the Replayer went to showdown.
Filtering on Player Tags Forum Post

FTP Note Color Borders:


I found this Full Tilt Poker notes setup to be very useful:   

FTP Note Color Borders:

I download this image file and instructions

RankDiodes.PNG

from these twoplustwo forum posts:

FTP MODS 1

FTP MODS 2

FTP MODS 3

I re-sized that image (RankDiodes.PNG) in order to get the proper dimensions for the FTP tables. I have uploaded it if you prefer not to go through the editing yourself ( RankDiodes.PNG ).

1 - After you have the RankDiodes.PNG file, copy it to the directory of:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Full Tilt Poker\Graphics\NewTable\Common\Pod

2 - Edit your Layout.xml file with Notepad++ located in the directory of:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Full Tilt Poker\Graphics\NewTable\RaceTrack

3- Search for this line:

<image_object x="5"  y="29" url="Graphics/NewTable/Common/Pod/RankDiodes.png" id="rank_nobadges" />

4- Change x = "23", and y="11"

5 - Restart FTP and go to Options and HIDE all badges in Table Options / Badge Display Options and uncheck any badge boxes at the bottom.

Full Tilt Poker\Graphics\NewTable\RaceTrack

FTP and go to Options and HIDE all badges in Table Options / Badge Display Options


PokerTracker PT4 Showdown Hand Report:

This is the showdown hand report (Preflop All-in), with villains winners hole cards uploaded as - 

 PHD_$_Thiefs_SD.pt4rpt  
PokerTracker PT4 Showdown Hand Report:

Click on the image and you will see that the report as follows:

1 - BB Won, Expected BB Won, BB Differential
2 - Big Blind size, number of players
3-  Hero Stack size, Effective Stack size
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4- Four stack sizes that you can configure in the four stats with the present ranges set as (0-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30++).

Note: Importing this report loses it's colors for stack sizes. Go into the four stack size stats and just select the color options and save again for colors to re-appear in reports. IDK why PT4 is bugged in this way.
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5- Basic Equity, position, and board cards and actions
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6- Villain Winning Hole Cards not Hero

You have to go into the two stats of  Hole Cards NO HERO and Winner NO HERO and replace my username PHD_$_Thiefs with your username exactly the same spelling: 

Example: if(this = "PHD_$_Thiefs", format (""), format(this))

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The quick filters only allow 2 players seeing flop and showdown, All-in preflop only. The custom stats have been edited to only have hands where 3 or more players were dealt in. Adjust as needed.


PartyPoker Lifetime Color Notes & PT4 Note Icon Colors:

Unzip PHD_$_Thiefs_PartyPoker-Color-Notes.zip

PHD_$_Thiefs_PartyPoker-Color-Notes
PHD_$_Thiefs_PartyPoker-Color-Notes
Import PartyPoker-Color-Notes.pt4rpt into Pokertracker which will be used by both batch files if needed.
Import PartyPoker-Color-Notes.pt4rpt into Pokertracker which will be used by both batch files if needed.

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** Noticed that the player's color note does not appear in the PartyPoker lobby. I think it's still a bug with their new software.

** This will overwrite any colored notes that you may already have. Also Backup your Notes.txt file (C:\Programs\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\Notes.txt) to make sure that you don't lose them if you write and save player's notes, while playing.

** You cannot have PartyPoker running in order to have the colors take affect.

** If you don't want lifetime but want only lifetime stats against players from a certain date range (last 7 days, month, ...), then you will have to edit / add the filter expression as mentioned in earlier posts.  Example last 7 days:

player.id_player in (SELECT p.id_player from player p, tourney_hand_player_statistics chps where p.id_player = chps.id_player and date_trunc('day', now()- interval '7 days' ) < chps.date_played)

** HM2 is slightly different vs PT4 as explained at the bottom of this post.

** You can save both cash and tourney reports and run them both at the same time (need to also convert tourney report to a cash report).

** Always test with small sample and backup any files that may be altered that you are using (notes.txt, WatchList.txt)

** See Edit Color PT4 Note Icons Batch Files: on changing default percentages and colors for batch files. I have no grey batch file because that means no color selection but only a player note added.
See Edit Color PT4 Note Icons Batch Files: on changing default percentages and colors
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PartyPkr-Color-Notes

PartyPoker Notes Colors (modifies Partpoker WatchList.txt file that contains the color codes):
(Edit each color named batch file for percentile ranges (0.5" if /I %%b lss "0.8"))
PartyPkr-Color-Notes

1 - create a directory and copy PartyPkr-Color-Notes.zip to it and extract it
2- run PT4 PartyPoker-Color-Notes report
run PT4 PartyPoker-Color-Notes report
3 - right click and save report as PartyPokertrnynotes.csv or PartyPokercashnotes.csv in same location of directory
4 - run batch file COLOR-PartyPoker.bat
5 - hit pause key to finish batch files
run batch file COLOR-PartyPoker.bat
6 - file called Watchlist-2edit.txt is created and open it with Notepad ++
7 - Select menu option SEARCH and the REPLACE
8 - In pop-up window enter just the quote symbol " in FIND WHAT and leave REPLACE WITH empty.
9 - Select REPLACE ALL and it should return a value of number of occurrences replaced
Before Replace:                                                 After Replace:  
Select REPLACE ALL                           return a value of number of occurrences replaced
                                  


                                 
10 - Select FILE and then SAVE AS and navigate towards the PartyPoker directory where the file WatchList.txt is located.

C:\Programs\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\WatchList.txt

11 - Select the save and YES to replace.
12 - start up PartyPoker and your colored notes should be visible on the players
 PartyPoker and your colored notes should be visible on the players
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Party-PT4-Notes

PokerTracker Notes Icons colors (modifies the PT4 Note Icons colors for it's HUD if used):                                      
PokerTracker Notes Icons colors (modifies the PT4 Note Icons colors for it's HUD
(Edit each PT4-PP-?-Note batch file for color and percentile range (%%b gtr "0.15" if /I %%b lss "0.2" echo    { "site": 200, "name":  %%a , "color": 8,))

1 - create a directory and copy Party-PT4-Notes.zip to it and extract it
2 - run PT4 PartyPoker-Color-Notes report
3 - right click and save report as PartyPokertrnynotes.csv or PartyPokercashnotes.csv in same location of directory
4 - run batch file NOTES-PT4-PartyP.bat
5 - hit pause key to finish batch files
imported into PT4 from Main / Database

6 - file called PartyPT4Notesimport.PT4Notes is ready to be imported into PT4 from Main / Database menu
7 - Select Notes option and Import Notes and navigate to your directory containing PartyPT4Notesimport.PT4Notes
8 - Check your PT4 replayer and verify players colored with PT4 Note icons.

Check your PT4 replayer and verify players colored with PT4 Note icons
FYI that if you use Notetracker notes, these batch files will push down your notes one line down every time. You will need to adjust this if want to use both.
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HM2 is slightly different as explained in this post in the blog:

Color PokerStars Notes with HM2 Holdem Manager PT4

The batch variables of %%b have no quotes in PT4 batch files ( %%b ) where HM2 needs them  "%%b" (see post link). Like this example:

for /f "tokens=1-2 delims=," %%a in (HM2-GOOD-Name-Players.txt) do (
if /I "%%b" gtr "0.001" if /I "%%b" leq "0.1"

new PartyPoker table design

This new PartyPoker table design isn't too far off my previous post of:

PartyPoker Table Theme & Cards Mods with Paint.NET
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This is the download link that you can visit to select any files for download:

PHD_$_Thiefs_Zip_Files Link:

This is a pic of the files available for download:

PHD_$_Thiefs_Zip_Files Link :PokerStars FTP PartyPoker Download files PT4 HM2


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hand Range Pop-ups PokerTracker PT4

Made the decision to test out the new PokerTracker version upgrade of 1.11.6 (custom cache feature). At the time of it's release, I was creating hand range pop-ups with version PT4 1.09.

These are the hand ranges that I have created with the red circles representing short stacked hands for tourneys, and out of position on flop for cash hands. The showdown hands are with varied custom filters applied and sums up the card count for each hand combination.

Preflop Equity is calculated separately for each position for tourneys, with the stack sizes of short and large included separately.


All MTT Tourney / SNG / Satellite Positions & Stack Sizes:
Each position calculates the preflop equity for each all-in by villain. The red circles indicate that the player went all-in short stacked (ss), and placing the mouse over the red dot, the tool tip displays the exact sum.


I was still using PT4 version 1.09 because of it's ability to populate stats on previous villains, before the first hand was dealt. I had no plans on upgrading PT4 since latter versions had these feature removed.

PT4 version 1.11.6 was released at the same time as I was creating hand range popups. This version had touted the custom cache feature that would greatly improve performance. The ability to decrease the time of the hand range popups to load was enough to try it out.

The hand range pop-ups was greatly decreased from 5-6 seconds to 2-3 seconds. I noticed a lot of little improvements in PT4 with the jump from 1.09.

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I uploaded the PHD_$_Thiefs Tournament - Mirror HUD vs Hero in the download section. The will track all of your attempts and steals from the HJ, CO, BTN, and SB positions, that would be recorded from other players if they have a HUD on you.

This does not work with the version of PT4 1.11.6 (unless you create a new DB to test or have a small DB of less than 100K hands), I have made mention of it to the PT4 devs in their twoplustwo forum thread.

Load up your PT4 Replayer and test out the values while you give it a try. I did not get a chance to document the stat descriptions, so excuse the mess.

Here is the link for all the zip files that I have available for download on Google Sites:

PHD_$_Thiefs_Zip_Files Link:


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HU Version Hand Range Pop-ups:
Hands villain went to showdown with and red circle indicating short stacked.


If you can get 1.11.6 working properly, it's an exceptional product. The problem is like the horse racing analogy "There is one way to get 1.11.6 right and thousand ways to "F" it up!"

I would strongly recommend to anyone thinking about custom stats is a complete backup and a fresh install of PostgreSQL 9.3 and PT4.  Work your way slowly through a small sized DB until everything works fine.

ALWAYS backup working PT4 setups since it takes only a few minutes to do it, but potentially hours to remove / redo any errors that were introduced.

I have seen a lot of crazy things with this version, but when it's working correctly, it makes a large difference in performance and speed.


Cash Ring /  ZOOM / RUSH / HU Hand Range Pop-ups:
 Hands villain went to showdown with and the red circle indicates the number of times were out of position on the flop.


One thing to remember is that the cache that is being rebuilt does not have the sophistication and intelligence to detect, flag, and repair faulty stats, missing stats, corrupt stats, incompatible stats, and non-existent stats (Hud import missing stats).

Usually the way that you will detect a PT4 custom stat problem is if the import is very slow, the HUD takes a very long time to load, or someone going through your log files to identify the problems.

The Windows 7 Snipping tool is very useful in providing support details with a before and after snapshot. Suggest that you use it before tackling large imports while running Windows Task Manager, as seen below. The info will help isolate potential problems or system hangs with PT4.


The PT4 product is a time consuming application (reboots, restarts, duplicating errors, isolating errors), from a trouble-shooting point of view. This is why PT4 customers logs are valued at a premium for support and development issues.

In PT4 version 1.09, I discovered that importing a HUD profile through the MAIN MENU, and then immediately shutting down and restarting PT4 would keep the HUD placement table layout intact. I believe I have seen this problem in the newer PT4 version as well.


SB Position All Stack Sizes Hand Range Pop-ups:
From Same Player as in Image 1


My best suggestion is to do a brand new install of of PostgreSQL 9.3 and PT4 1.11.6 (backup beforehand), and import only about 1 -2 K worth of hands, until all of your huds are operating correctly. Do another backup before any large imports (working huds), in case anything goes wrong.

A fresh install of PostgreSQL 9.3 and PT4 1.11.6 (rename existing leftover folders from uninstall to extension with _OLD, if still needed), can be done in 10 - 15 minutes.

Always start the HUD with default profile to help detect any problems before hand. Access to second computer / notebook will speed things up considerably, connected with Windows 7 HomeGroup.

Always backup PT4 to protect anything that is working correctly. A light DB restore only takes about 10 minutes.


SS & GTR Stack Sizes ALL Positions Hand Range Pop-ups:


Be prepared, it's a lot of work!
Here is the link on the PT4 forum in creating this hand range popup: Hand Range Popup Forum Link

The newer PT4 1.11.8 version states:

  • Stats: Do not allow column names to not start with a number, this change was made to remain compliant with PostgreSQL standards
This basically ends any PT4 upgrades for me in the future since I created all my hand range stats starting with card numbers (87,87s, 76,76s,....). So be aware if you are going to create any custom stats.



Hyper SNG Setup Hand Range Pop-ups:
Specific filters for Hyper SNG games.



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PT4 HUD Circles Display / Backgrounds / Vs Hero Stats / Placemint


Here is the link for zip files available for download on Google Sites:

Link: PHD_$_Thiefs_Zip_Files


Image directory of files
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PT4 HUD Circles Display / Backgrounds / Vs Hero Stats / Placemint

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Good Read, Highly Recommend It !

Fritjof Capra's entitled book Web of Life, has a section on Chaos Theory, that explained gambling in a different light. It helped me understand my gambling problem (horse handicapping).
Fritjof Capra's book Web of Life has a section on Chaos Theory OPGRC
Fritjof Capra Book Web of Life
It's also an excellent book on how sciences, art, math and life's systems, are all interrelated. Sections of the book are a bit dry and require an additional read or two, but well worth the time and effort.

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HUD Display Circles:

Sometimes you only need to know the range of values for a stat then the exact number. This is where circles display symbols can help you react quicker to decisions.

This is the font file to download for the HUD Display Circles: PHD_$_Thiefs_HUD_Circles


This is the font file to download for the HUD Display Circles

Make sure to select REGULAR for font style and confirm settings after saving HUD options.

This is the format that the stats must be in to be displayed DEMO-TESTVPIP.pt4stat

If the number is at 100 % at the start of a game (VPIP 1/1), then you will get two circles for a hand or two. You can further customize the stat or make the value of 10 transparent, lighter color, or solid black (color ranges must now be 0-10 instead of 0-100 values).

Use a separate Hands stat group as they fit nicely in the player's avatar location.


Install Font:


Unzip it to a directory and open the directory c:/Windows/Fonts in a separate window. You have to copy the file over by DRAGGING the file to the Fonts directory (important). Make sure to select REGULAR for font style and confirm settings in PT4 after saving HUD options for your profile.


Testing Out Rectangles Indicating Short Stacked Players / Table Backgrounds:

Testing out a font with rectangles in order to recognize short stacked players quicker and adjust accordingly.


I use different colors at the bottom of the table backgrounds to indicate type of games (SNG / Hypers /Satellite / MTT / Cash)  or their late stages ( ITM / Bubble / Short Stacked / Chip Leader).

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I'm Back

Increased the size of the I'm Back button which displays clearly in the AHK PokerStars Stacked previewer as mentioned below.

I'm Back  button is located at the C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\themes\nova\green\ctrls directory with the file name bb.png (which you can edit the size and color of the image in Paint.Net).

 Drew Dane Brock University Psychology U of T PSY 102 Ryerson

I'm Back  button is same size but colored red.

I'm Back  button is same size but colored red.

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Backgrounds

You can download the table background colors for NOVA Theme here: PHD_$_Thiefs Table Colors.zip

download the table background colors for NOVA Theme


You can replace any of these five tables at these directory locations for the Nova Table Theme.  Use AHK scripts to automatically change the table color and background.

  • Silver.jpg  = C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\gx\backgrounds
  • Red-Carpet-Nova.jpg  = C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\themes\nova\green\backgrounds
  • Poker-Room.jpg   =C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\themes\nova\green\backgrounds
  • Metallic-Floor-nova.jpg  =C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\themes\nova\green\backgrounds
  • Nova.jpg   =C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\themes\nova\green\backgrounds
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Variance Is Like Insanity:

Losing with the best hand over and over,
and expecting different results.
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Placemint Blind Sorting Format:


Using Placemint with Blind level sorting. Created additional AHK scripts to automatically color table felts and backgrounds, for various game types.

Placemint built-in features include defining window slots sizes and saving configurations.

Placemint-Poker-Sorting-blind-levels


Placemint can be configured for many various setups, with the ability to change configurations while playing (MTT's. HYPERS, SNGs, RUSH / ZOOM, cash ring, .......).

Can be used as a simple free utility in sorting all of your different games into appropriate window slots (pause option). It provides built-in features, such as window slot sizing and regex expressions for your poker tables.

Placemint Blind Sorting Format:


Link to test / learn REGEX expressions:  Rubular.com

Twoplustwo thread for Placemint here:   PlaceMint: Window Positioning Tool  that you can copy and use.

Warning: Placemint has randomly wiped out table xml configuration setting files. Backup / copy your Placemint directory, or at the very least these files:

PlaceMint_settings.xml
PlaceMint_slotTemplateList.xml
PlaceMint_regexList.xml

Include your configuration files as well to avoid repeating all that work again.
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Editing PokerStars Card Back Colors:


This color scheme is from Twoplustwo thread (includes download link), from the original poster: PokerStars Card Mod

Editing PokerStars Card Back Colors:


These are some of the colors that you can change your cards too. You can even use them to color code your table type, ITM, bubble, Final Table, Satellite.....

It's a simple process of downloading the UnoDeck Cardbacks.zip file and extracting it to a directory.

It's a simple process of downloading the UnoDeck Cardbacks.zip file and extracting it to a directory.

Next, copy the deck_preview_back.png file to the directory
C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\gx\chips&deck\deck\preview

Then copy the three remaining files (medback.png, smback.png, back.png) to the directory
 C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\gx\chips&deck\deck\default

Now start up PokerStars and select the card back colors of your choice.

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Stars Filtered SNG Opener

Works great for multi-tabling with Placemint. I only use version SFSO_4.01a and have had zero problems.

Here is the link:  http://starscash.googlecode.com/files/SFSO_4.01a.ahk

Here is the forum Twoplustwo thread: Stars Filtered SNG Opener


Stars Filtered SNG Opener

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The Opener: The anything launcher


Another very useful AHK script utility that will start all of your programs at once. You can use it for different poker sites and configurations, or for any applications. 

Here is the forum Twoplustwo thread: The Opener: The anything launcher

The Opener: The anything launcher

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T-Clock 2010 Alarm / Timer / Launch Menu:


Great free utility that you can easily set up reminders (alarms) for registration and adjust the size of your windows clock (including seconds).

Alarms can be set using custom sound waves and / or custom pop-up windows with configurable text.

T-Clock 2010 Alarm / Timer / Launch Menu:


Other useful features included and you can download the clock here T-Clock

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Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders

If you have two computers and play on more than one poker site at a time, this free product can help you. 

You can use each computer's keyboard for hot keys, and share one mouse between the two computers.The mouse will allow you to zero in on post-flop play and still allow you to execute the auto folds via keyboard.

Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders


This also allows to share the clipboard between two computers and one mouse / keyboard.


It can reduce lag and provide additional backup if one of your computer's gets toasted. You have to have Windows Firewall running during install (can be disabled later).

Running Windows 7 Homegroups will allow updates between the computer databases (PT4) via auto batch import / export files.
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"Tilt"
Passive-Agressive Regret:

Hand you shouldn't have played...
Hand you should have played ...
Hand you constantly replay ...
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Another Microsoft free product called  SyncToy 2.1 that I tested. Works as advertised in synchronizing directories between computers.


SyncToy 2.1


Here is the download link:  SyncToy 2.1

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Puran Defrag

Free utility to defrag non-SSD drives. Helps boost performance with slower / secondary computers.

Puran Defrag Free utility to defrag non-SSD drives. Helps boost performance


Puran Defrag Download Link

Disable additional smart indexing to decrease defrag time.

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Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer v 1.2

Allows you to increase the size of your poker tables thumbnails. This free utility can increase or restore your settings back to default within seconds. 

Here is an actual example for comparisons (not maximum thumbnail size settings):

Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Customizer v 1.2

Here is the link for download: 


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Internet / Hardware Connection Problems?


See this post on the twoplustwo forums on ideas in isolating your problem: I_Am_No_Doctor

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Mirror HUD


PokerTracker vs Hero Stats:


I uploaded the PHD_$_Thiefs Tournament - Mirror HUD vs Hero in the download section (see Hand Range Pop-ups post for further details). The will track all of your attempts and steals from the HJ, CO, BTN, SB positions that would be recorded from other players if they have a HUD on you.

This does not work with the version of PT4 1.11.6 (unless you have a small DB of less than 100K hands) , I have made mention of it to the PT4 devs in their twoplustwo forum thread.

Mirror HUD PokerTracker vs Hero Stats:

Load up your PT4 Replayer and test out the values while you give it a try. I did not get a chance to document the stat descriptions, so excuse the mess.

These custom stats display all of Hero's attempted steals and steal opportunities that Villain was seated at the same table (Mirror Villain's HUD). Hero Positions include the SB, BTN, CO and HJ positions, with specific vs Hero stats that Villain was involved in (Challenge Hero), displayed below them.

PT4 Forum Support thread on Vs Hero Stats
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Full Tilt Poker & PokerStars Stacked Previewer:


I edited this from the AHK forum to activate between Stars and FTP tables:

Stacked Table Previewer TwoPlusTwo Thread

Code:
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
GroupAdd, Poker, ahk_class QWidget,,,Full Tilt Poker
GroupAdd, poker, ahk_class PokerStarsTableFrameClass

Numpad4:: ; Next Window
WinGetClass, CurrentActive, A
WinGet, Instances, Count, ahk_class %CurrentActive%
If Instances > 1
 WinSet, Bottom,, A
WinActivate, ahk_group Poker,,YourPokerNameHere
return

Numpad5:: ; Previous Window
WinGetClass, CurrentActive, A
WinGet, Instances, Count, ahk_class %CurrentActive%
If Instances > 1
 WinActivateBottom, ahk_group Poker,,YourPokerNameHere
return
Use your Pokername in the exclude so you don't get the cashier / main lobby / Trny Lobby in the previews


Full Tilt Poker & PokerStars Stacked Previewer:
You can quickly detect tables that you are sitting out from with the enlarged I'm Back button.

You can quickly detect tables that you are sitting out from with the enlarged I'm Back button.


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Rush Hotkeys:

You can try this AHK script that creates a green border around the active table and the following keys set as (test it out on play money or micro stakes first).

FTP-FOLD-Borders-June23-2015.ahk

Edited Border color AHK script from this link:  GDDWNB

**You can edit the color and size of border** 

Fold = Space:, Numpad0, or WheelUp
TimeBank = T
Next window =  Numpad3,  or WheelDown
Max = NumpadADD
Call = Numpad4
Bet =  Numpad7
1ST Tab = Numpad8
2nd Tab = Numpad9
Suspend = Q

Replace the text YOURNAME with your exact FTP player name.

Example: WinActivate, ahk_class Qt5QWindowIcon,,YOURNAME

Adjust the hotkeys if required. Also you can use Window Spy from the AHK script to edit table locations. 



Rush Hotkeys
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Stats to Help Identify Chip Bleeds in Your Game Using PT4 Graphs:


Download these PT4 Graph stats here:  Chip Bleeds PHD_$_Thiefs.zip


Stats to Help Identify Chip Bleeds in Your Game Using PT4 Graphs


EARLY / LATE GAME:

I use the blind level size of 150 or more as late stage, and less than 150 as early stage.

DOMINATED HANDS:

Greater than 65 percent (AT vs A2, 66 vs A5)

Less than 35 percent  (T9 vs KT, 99 vs TT)

Coin flips between 35 and 65 percent (KJ vs A7, QT vs 33)

Helps to answer the questions (in BBs):


"Are your good hands holding up?"    /    "Are your weak hands getting lucky?"

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MOBILE HUD / EXPAND HUD POPUP:


Using solid bars as a font, here is the HUD in normal game play and when expanded (7 Font regular and 24 expanded were used here). Player names were only used in the Expand HUD popup:

MOBILE HUD / EXPAND HUD POPUP:

Using solid bars as a font, here is the HUD in normal game play and when expanded

Download the edited font here PHDTHIEFS-Font-zipped

Install Font:


Download the edited font here PHDTHIEFS-Font-zipped

Unzip it to a directory and the file MyFontphd22.ttf will be extracted. Open the directory c:/Windows/Fonts in a separate window. You have to copy the file over by DRAGGING the file to the Fonts directory (important).

Now you can start PT4 and go to the option of Edit Hud Profiles. Make a duplicate of the HUD you always use.

Select all of your stats
"you can highlight all of the stats in your group easily by clicking in the Group Items area on the Hud Editor and pressing ctrl+a. Then you can edit the font size for all stats at once"
and now select the option of Font in Item Properties.

In the list you will see a font called PHD_$_Thiefs and select it with the font size that you want.

Select APPLY and your HUD should look like the first image (make sure that you have selected it as the new HUD profile).

Create a Popup Group called Expand HUD and duplicate all of your stats. This time select all of the stats and increase the font size to a much larger number, as seen in image number two. The font type will be your normal font selection that you always use.

You can adjust the HUD font sizes until it suits your setup (mobile, multi-tabling, laptop). Create separate HUDs and popups for each.


You can use the number of color bars as an indicator of potential losing or winning plays, depending on how you create your color ranges.


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