Friday, November 21, 2008

StoxEV is sick

Damn, this StoxEV program is insanely useful for hand evaluation. How did I not know about it before?

Basically, StoxEV starts with the functionality of PokerStove and then allows you to make a decision tree for any hand using hand ranges, board textures and likely betting actions. Then it calculates the EV of each decision you make.

I've only been using StoxEV for three days, but I've already learned a lot. It's an incredible tool for reviewing hands after a session to determine whether you made the right play, or if there are alternate lines that may have been better.

For example, I plugged in the hand from my last post to determine how the hand might have progressed if I had called the flop. What kind of turns should I bet? What kind of hands should I call if my opponent shoves?

The program also comes in with a few example hands, like a QQ in position behind two preflop raisers and an AQ that shoves on the flop with a gutshot.

You really have to fool around with this program to comprehend its value.

Try the free download, watch the video tutorial and then play around with it. It took me a little time to get used to, but it's very much worth it.


Greylocks said...

It looks interesting but I'm more than a little nervous that it links to the stoxpoker site but they don't appear to link to it, and the only email address is a hotmail address, not a address. So I'm extremely reluctant to download it. I have all the latest malware and virus protection but it doesn't catch everything.

Maybe I'm just being paranoid.

Gnome said...

Better safe than sorry, but it seems legit.
The free video tutorials about how to use it are hosted on the site, and there's a long 2+2 thread about it(

Greylocks said...

I'm building a new computer for myself so after I get that done, I'll download it onto this one and try it out. That's one advantage of keeping old computers lying around.

Tim said...

Damn, this thing is so damn slick it might be worth getting a virus with it!!!!!!

Just kidding. It looks legit since the video's are hosted on Stoxpoker.

Only problem is this free trial is supposedly only good until the end of Nov.