Poker Tool: FPDB Tracker
Poker Tracking Software.
This software is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about the game of poker, and ultimately hone their skills. Since FPDB is free and open source, we recommend it to just about everyone. If you have JUST started playing poker, then this software is not really necessary – but for everyone else it can really help!
FPDB is completely free and open source. Open source means that the community can contribute to the program by adding extra features, fixing bugs, etc. This software can be downloaded, free of charge, from http://sourceforge.net/projects/fpdb/
FPDB is a poker tracking software. Basically, you use this program while playing online poker, and it helps you collect data. It will collect and analyze data from both you and your opponents in real time. You can use this data to make educated decisions on your next play, or, if you prefer, you can review the data after the game and take your time analyzing it. One of the best parts about this software is that it is compatible with just about every online poker game out there – Holdem, Omaha, 7 card stud, 5 card draw, and countless others.
Since FPDB is a free software, you cannot really expect it to perform quite as well as its paid counterparts. Programs like Holdem Manager 2 and Poker Tracker 3 are definitely better for in-depth analysis, and are geared more towards advanced players. These paid programs offer more statistics and better analysis, but they are only compatible with certain games (only Texas Holdem and Omaha in the case of Holdem Manager 2). So, if you’re wondering which one to get, you might as well start with FPDB, considering it’s free, and then upgrade if you are not satisfied with FPDB.
FPDB is compatible with most major online poker rooms, including some which are also offering some kind of free poker bonus or freerolls like 888 Poker or Carbon Poker, etc. A full list of compatible sites and games is available on their website.
If you’re wondering just exactly how you can use FPDB to your advantage, the simple answer is that there are many, many ways you can benefit from this software. FPDB tracks and records most of the popular poker statistics, both from your own choices and the choices of your opponents. It then automatically analyzes the data, and creates graphs for you (Profit, Showdown vs. Non-Showdown, etc.) and also lets you filter the data by player, date range, game type, etc. In settings, you can choose which stats to record for which games, and further customize your experience. All this data can help you analyze the tendencies of your opponents in real time, allowing you to make educated decisions instead of blind guesses. And, over time, this software will really help improve your ability to read opponents and your poker skills in general.
Being a free open source software, FPDB does not provide such a great support as the top paid poker tracking option. Nor does it provide same quality features. However it’s price to value ratio is unbeatable.
FPDB will work great with most “real money” games, but is not compatible with “play money” – in other words, you cannot use this software unless you are betting actual money.
In conclusion, FPDB is a great software for amateur to intermediate players, who want to gain an edge over the competition. Since this software is free, there’s really no risk to download it and try it out, so we recommend you do so! If you find that you do not like the software, or there is not enough data, then consider premium programs like Poker Tracker 3 or Holdem Manager.