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Description
Poker-Spy Hand Analysis Report

Poker-Spy’s™ Hand Analysis Report allows you to review hands classified in over 15 pre-flop play situations. This report allows you to quickly determine exactly how your opponents are capable of playing any holding.

You can access the Hand Analysis Report in the following ways:

  1. Click on a player name in the Game Tracker, Alert Window, Hand Review Window or the Hand Summary Report
  2. From the Poker-Spy Console Window, select View | Report Window from the menu.
  3. From within the Reports window, select Reports | Hand Analysis from the menu.

Click on the following areas to learn more:

  • Settings
  • Fields
  • Check-Raise Fields
Settings

The Hand Analysis Report can be customized from the following settings:

Ring Games

  • Limit games
  • No limit and pot limit

Tournaments

  • Limit tournaments
  • No limit and pot limit tournaments

Time Period

  • Current: Limits the report to hands played in the current session. A session begins when you start Poker-Spy
  • 24 hours: Filters the hands to only include hands played in the last 24 hours
  • 7 days: Filters the hands to only include hands played in the last 7 days
  • 30 days: Filters the hands to only include hands played in the last 30 days
  • All: Lists all the hands.

Filters

  • None: No filter
  • Short Handed:Displays hands in which 3 to 6 players were dealt cards
  • Heads Up:Heads Up: Displays hands in which only 2 players were dealt hands
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Settings

Limped with raising hand

Raising situations in where the player elected to limp into the pot instead of raise

Did not raise with raising hand

Raising situations where the player elected to call instead of raise

Completed small blind

Questionable hands with which a player elected to call the small blind

Called raise from blinds

Questionable hands with which a player called a raise from the blinds

Raised first-in

The name of the player

Situations where a player raised first in

Raised (not first-in)

Situations where a player raised when not first-in

Reraise

Situations where a player re-raised

Call-raised

Situations where a player called the blind and re-raised when the action return to him. This is the equivalent of a check raise (but in a pre-flop situation).

Attempted steal

Situation where a player attempted to steal the blinds. A player is attempting to steal the blinds when all of the following are true:

  • He is in the cut-off position (one position to the right of the dealer), the dealer position or the small blind
  • No one other than the blind has entered the pot
  • The player raises

Defended blind

Situations where a player defended his blind. A player defends his blind when all of the following are true:

  • A player is attempting a steal (as defined above)
  • The player in the blind calls or re-raises
  • The player in the blind was the first player to put chips in the pot after the raiser

Did not attempt steal

Situations where a player did not attempt to steal the blinds

Cold call 2 bets

Situations where a player cold called a raiser for 2 or more bets. A Cold Call occurs when a player calls two or more bets while being the first player after the raiser to put chips into the pot

Called 2 bets

Situations where a player called 2 or more bets

Questionable limps

Situations where the player limped into the pot with a questionable holding. These are hands is normally not played in this situation according to standards like the Sklansky

Questionable calls

Situations where the player called with a questionable holding. These are hands is normally not played in this situation according to standards like the Sklansky rankings

Called on the river with losing hand

Situations where the player called with the losing hand. By analyzing these hands you will be able to determine if this player is unbluffable, makes many loose calls on the river or calls on the river in appropriate situations

Bet on the river with losing hand

Situations where the player bet on the river with the losing hand. By analyzing these hands, you can determine if a player is making incorrect value bets or is simply bluffing. Poker-Spy will identify hands where a player is likely bluffing with the POSSIBLE BLUFF indicator

Raised on the river with losing hand

Situations where the player raised on the river with the losing hand. By analyzing these hands you will be able to determine if this player was making value raises or capable of making a bluff raise on the river. Poker-Spy will identify hands where a player is likely bluffing with the POSSIBLE BLUFF indicator

Fields

The Hand Analysis Report has the following fields:

Name

The name of the player

The Name field also serves as an indicator of players you want to play against, or players you want to avoid. Based on the information from the LT and PA fields, Poker-Spy will highlight the players as follows:

Green Highlight:

  • A player that is "Tight and Passive" or "Loose and Passive" are marked in green. "Tight and Passive" players are usually unimaginative which usually allows you to know where you stand against them.
  • "Loose and Passive" players play too many hands and when they show strength, they usually have a very good hand. These are the types of players you want to play against. Red Highlight: A Player that is "Tight and Aggressive" or "Loose and Aggressive" are marked in red.

Red Highlight:

  • "Tight and Aggressive" is the mark of a good player. This type of player will start with the best hands and use aggression to his advantage.
  • "Loose and Aggressive" players play too many hands and are very aggressive. Although these players are typically long term losers, they often go on wild winning and loosing streaks. They are difficult to play against because you rarely know where you stand in the hand. If you catch them on a winning night where the cards are running their way, it could seriously hurt your profits. Sometimes it is best to avoid these players altogether.
Check-Raise Fields

Many players check raise in a very predictable fashion. You need to know these tendencies so you can take advantage of them. The check-raise section of the Analysis Report is designed to highlight these tendencies.

This section of the analysis shows all hands where a player check-raised. The hands are grouped by the type of hand the player had at the time of the check-raise, the street and the player position. Hands are further color coded to identify strong hands (green) and weak hands (red).

For example, in the above report, every time this player check raised the river, he had a strong hand and won the hand.