Random Thoughts 03/17/04

PokerTracker is an excellent tool for many reasons but one of the new ways I’ve found to use it is to uncover the re-loaders. Have you ever been playing and you see some guy sit down with something like $100 and then maybe an hour later you see him at $60 (with a good chunk of that $40 in your stack) and then all of a sudden you look over and he’s at $110? You’ve been answering emails and doing other stuff so maybe he dragged down a few big pots while you were distracted . . . or maybe not. PokerTracker can tell you if this guy re-loaded while you weren’t paying attention. You can see that he hasn’t suddenly improved his game that might make you play slightly differently against him nor has he run into a lucky streak of cards. PockerTracker tells you he’s down a total of $70 so you now that somewhere along the way he dipped back into his roll and you can now play accordingly.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.