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If you play poker online, you have certainly been exposed to a new generation of 3rd party poker software,". If you are just learning about this software now, you came to the right place, because if you are not using anything yet, chances are your opponents are using it on you. That in itself is reason to learn about such tools for your own game and protection.

The types of poker software available to online players is self analysis software (SAS) which helps you improve your game through reviewing mass amounts of hand data you save and store on your computer. Then there is database tracking software which borderlines on black-hat operative collecting of your opponents stats. Most poker sites have rules against this, and a few are quite judicial in carrying out that restriction. Then finally, we have Poker Calculators, the most popular kind of poker assist software which offers odds, draws and profiling information.

There are also different types of poker calculators classified as operative, mathematical, and empirical. Of these, suffice to say that empirical poker calculators are the only ones you should be considering, since they are legal, easy to use, and also offer profiling information on your opponents when playing online poker.

When deciding which poker software tool you will use, it is important to be able to trust the reputation of the programmers and how long they have been around. The best products are backed by companies with a reputation that can work with the poker sites so as to not violate their terms of use yet build reliable, accurate and useful poker calculators for their users.

Poker Ethics and Rules When Using Poker Software and Poker Odds Calculators.

Are they unethical to use? For the most part, not really. It just brings you up to speed with the poker professionals and mathematical geniuses who have this information in their head and use it make key probability decisions all the time.

Some of these programs are frowned upon by the online poker sites but most of the poker software programs that have been around for awhile are designated by the poker sites as approved for use. If you are ever in doubt about if a piece of software may be "black-hat" and against a poker site's TOS, just ask yourself if the software is offering you information about an opponent you have never played against. If the answer is yes, be prepared to be playing at your own risk.

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