Hold ‘Em Helper is a Texas Hold ‘Em poker training and practice tool for beginners and experts alike. Not just an everyday odds calculator, Hold ‘Em Helper takes a new approach by putting you in the mind of the player as you progress through a hand. Starting with a simulated set of hole cards, Hold ‘Em Helper deals the flop, turn and river cards with the press of the dealer button. For each hand, Hold ‘Em Helper lets you examine all of the hands that beat you at each point in the hand, and calculates your odds of winning a heads up showdown. Don’t like your hand? Just shake your iPhone to fold and deal a new one!

Hold ‘Em Helper is a great way to build your intuition and insight about the strength of Texas Hold ‘Em hands. Beginners and even experts often over value or under estimate the strength of their hands, getting them into trouble at the poker tables. With Hold ‘Em Helper you can easily play through many poker hands and situations that arise during real games, learning valuable lessons about hand strength before it’s too late!

-Deal random cards by hitting the large white button, or tap the cards before each deal to set them however you want.
-Select any hand at the bottom of the screen by clicking on it to see odds calculations, pre-flop, post-flop and post-turn.

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What's New

Version 1.4.1

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Definitely a very good app


I didn't buy this app for a long time because of all the bad reviews. I am glad I finally bought it and wish I had bought it earlier.

How it works:

You pick your hole cards or it deals you hole cards.

The program tells you the percent of hands that beat yours.

Then you deal the turn and the river. The program tells you the percent of hands that beat yours each time.

There is a scroll bar with the hands that beat yours and you can select one of these and play it out. You don't have to bother with that if you don't want to. The navigation on the scroll bar could be better.

An obvious use for this program is online play.

There's not another odds program out there that does exactly what this one does.

The bad reviews--I have no idea if they expected the kitchen sink to come with the program or not.

Simply great.


This app is great. I'm able to study/analyze the percentages so that if i'm ever in a similar scenario, I can eyeball my chances based off what I remember from here.

Of course, calculating pot odds has always worked for me and is simple already, but this is a nice app nonetheless. I usually write out the hands and have a difficult time explaining things when I try to explain this to my grandma and other people that don't know how to play, but with this app, it's a lot easier to.

thanks :)

Not very useful!


To learn much from this app would require hundreds perhaps thousands of hours of study. The type of information it provides is not the type of information one has access to in an actual game nor does it provide you with information about how to calculate odds when playing.

A thousand times more useful would be an app which guided you through a poker hand explaining what to do at each step based on cards showing, while still letting you choose hypothetical hands. An application like that would be a fantastic learning tool.

As-is this is not worth the money.
Since I updated to iOS 6, the app crashes when I attempt to choose flop cards.


5.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
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