By Kory Heath Designs
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Texas Test'em is an easy-to-use odds calculator for Texas Hold'em Poker. Just drop a few cards into place (leaving any unknown hands empty), and the program will immediately begin calculating the chances that each hand will win or tie by the river. You can view similar results for the turn or the flop. These Monte-Carlo calculations will be accurate to the first decimal place within a few seconds, and will become increasingly accurate as time passes.
You can also switch into Push Mode to perform "Sklansky-Chubukov" calculations. Set up a situation in which you'd consider pushing all-in, and the program will calculate what your opponents would do even if they could somehow see your hand. The resulting numbers represent a very conservative baseline that can help you decide whether or not to push all-in.
Either mode handles up to nine opponents in both pre-flop and post-flop situations.
What's New in Version 1.3
When you drag cards across the poker table, targeted cardholders are now highlighted. You can shake the device to clear the poker table or to undo a clear. Single-tap any hand to zoom in on it and see what the numbers mean. In Odds Mode, single-tap one or both of the rightmost cardholders on the board to disable them, which causes the program to calculate the turn-odds or the flop-odds instead of the river-odds. Press the "i" button to view the info screen.
I like this app, I think it is handy to have after a session at the casino or a hand at a friends house to see what the odds were. It has a nice looking and intuitive interface. My only complaint would be that in the push in mode there are a lot of numbers to be read and it would be nice to have an information button to check what each number represents in case you have forgotten. In future updates it would be nice to see this idea extended to other forms of poker (if possible) like omaha, stud, draw... I would recomend this to any fan of texas hold em'.
Useful Poker App
Although probably not real helpful during a live poker game, this app is great for looking at "what-if" poker situations. My only suggestion would be to make the stats that are shown on the screen a little more intuitive as to what they are for. Good Job on this app!
Pokerstove in my pocket
Awesome tool. Used it many times. Works perfectly!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 15, 2008
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kory Heath
- © 2009 Kory Heath
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.