Interview with the author of the SnapShove program - " Poker in Moscow»
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A couple of months ago a professional poker player Max silver has released a software application for mobile devices that helps players determine the ranges of push fold spots
Today we will read what the author himself says about his brainchild In February, the mobile app market introduced a new program that every poker player would like to have at their fingertips-whether it's for training and testing their ideas about push ranges, or for using it in a real game online.
The author of the app, which is available for Android and iOS, is poker Pro Max silver, whose prize money is more than $.
For example, in conditions of short stacks
The program's source data is based on Nash equilibrium, and while this may sound complicated, it's actually extremely easy to use the app.
You simply enter all the initial information, including the number of opponents, the size of the blinds and the ante, select your stack and position, and click the "Calculate" button. As a result, the push range for the entered data is displayed. In particular, the number of players in the free version can only be or, while in the paid version you can enter any number of opponents. Also, in the free version, you can only specify an ante size equal to. of the big blind size. Max Silver: At some point, I decided to seriously start optimizing my own game with short stacks. And already in the process of learning, the idea came up to formalize all the knowledge gained and translate it into a convenient application for yourself. Initially, I started searching for third-party applications that would provide similar features, but I didn't find any that were more or less convenient and met all my requirements. I can easily use my phone to check the equity of my hand, this has been available for a long time, but why not put the logic for calculating push ranges in the phone? Then I took up this issue. Initially, I I wanted to build the app in a couple of weeks, but in the end it took more than six months, including full testing and debugging. PokerNews: For those who are afraid of scary combinations of words like ICM (independent chip model) or Nash equilibrium, can you explain what underlies the calculations of the program in an accessible language? Max silver: to put it simply, we are talking about playing in certain situations, which the opponent will not be able to exploit, that is, use to their advantage. A poker strategy based on Nash equilibrium is a strategy in which the opponent will not be able to gain an advantage by deviating from their own equilibrium model. In other words, your strategy becomes essentially invulnerable, but only in specific situations.
PokerNews: One of the app's opening phrases reads: "precise ranges tested by professionals." What players did you work with when developing the program? Max Silver: I have worked closely with very many famous players, including Dominic Nietzsche and my business partner Sadan Turker.
We have done our best to test every range offered.
A few weeks ago, I opened the app to a wider range of players, allowing poker professionals and industry participants to test my app on Aussie Millions. As a result, I received very positive feedback about the program from the most successful professional players in the top of the Global Poker Index world ranking, as well as tips for improving the application, which I took into account in the latest version. PokerNews: Today, there is a lot of talk about the permissibility of using third-party software online. Do you think players will be able to use these apps while playing live? Will there be a ban on using third-party gadgets in the near future? Max silver: I Believe that as long as the players respect and comply with the established rules of the game regarding the use of electronic devices, they will be able to do so. if you don't have enough devices during the distribution, everything will be fine. Push fold charts are already often used by players of different levels before the cards are dealt. I position my app as a tool for game analysis and strategic planning. This is not a real-time assistant. In addition, the training mode plays an important role in my app. Players can test their knowledge of push fold ranges in various hypothetical situations and bring the decision-making process in such situations to automatism.