Thursday, December 24, 2009

Android THC usage video

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

THC v2.1.11 is released

New in this version:

1. Better UI. Now THC is not just the smart one, but also beautiful one too!
2. Common "Orientation Out Of Memory" bug fixed
3. Larger fonts for input
4. Better game timer handling

Friday, December 18, 2009

THC v2.1.02 User Manual

Texas Hold`em poker Calculator
For Android devices
v 2.1.02

User Manual

THC is Android application that calculates your winning probabilities, hands strength and gives advice to FOLD, CHECK or RAISE based on accurate analyses of calculation results. It is very useful instrument for new and professional poker players.

Application layout

Shows your playing time and application name

2. Cards Line
Shows your Hole, Flop, Turn and River Cards. The best poker combination is highlighted and jumped up to see clearly which cards are not used in your poker hand

3. Main Screen
Shows calculations results, parameters and advice.

4. Keyboard
Set of buttons to input cards, number of players and other calculation parameters

Main Screen

First line shows the Hole Rank or your poker hand.

Hole rank shown when hole cards are entered. Smaller number is better. Please, note that the same hole card set can have different rank when you change number of players. This is important for understanding the strength of your hole cards. For example, "pair of sixes" is better than "ten and jack" in game of two players, but in game of nine players it is not. Knowing your pocket cards rank can help you to make better decisions in "pre-flop" bets.

Best hand is shown when flop, turn or river is entered. Calculator shows number of hole cards in the hand at the end of the line.

  • "[0]" means that none of your hole cards is present in the hand, maximum you can hope on in this situation is a draw.

  • "[1]" means that only one card is in the hand, most regular situation.

  • "[2]" in case of good hand like "full house" or "kare" means that you have very strong hand, so you can raise.

Next line shows number of players used in the calculation. You can increase or decrease number of players by pressing "p+" or "p-" buttons.

Next line shows Fold and Raise Levels used for preparing advice. This levels are calculated according to the playing strategy and number of players.

Next line shows most important calculation result, WP (Winning Probability). It is shown in percents. Higher is the number better is your hand. Winning probability is summing pure win probability and the tie probability (shown in the braces). At the end of the line you can find "^","v" or "~" sign which tells if your WP is increasing, decreasing or staying at the same level.

Last line gives an advice.

How to enter the card

To type the card first press card value button ("2" to "A"), then the suit button ("Spades" to "Clubs"). Then press "Enter". You can type several cards and then press "Enter". If you will check the "autoenter" checkbox, "Enter" button will be automatically pressed after each card you type.

How to change number of players

First option is to press "p+" or "p-" button. This will increment or decrement number of players.

Second option:
  • Uncheck "autoenter"

  • Press "clubs" button 3 times ("c c c")

  • Enter the number (any between 2 and 9)

  • Press "Enter"

How to reset title bar timer

Long press "CLR" button. This will reset the timer shown in the title bar.

How to clean input

While typing cards you can use "CLR" button before "Enter", this will clean the input line before entering cards for calculation. You can also use "CLR" button to clear last entered card.

To drop the entire cards set press "C/Off" button.

Choosing strategy for advizor

  • Uncheck "autoenter.

  • "Press "spades" button 3 times.

  • Type Strategy code (from 2 to 6).

Available strategies:

  • 2 - "never fold"

  • 3 - "free fly"

  • 4 - "regular"

  • 5 - "tight"

  • 6 - "only bests"

If you want to save your money first start with "only bests" strategy. You will fold a lot, but your winnings will be most ensured. Other strategies are basically decreasing fold and raise levels allowing you to play in less save situations. Default strategy is "regular" which is found as most practical and most common.

Turning calculator off

Long press on "C/Off" button will turn application off.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

THC v2.1.01 is released

I have released THC v2.1.01!

Amazing improvement in this version. Now THC is capable of calculating Hole Cards Ranks. Very accurate calculation. You will be amazed to see how things are changing when number of players is changing! Must say although I am the author of THC, today it seriously surprised me. Hole Cards Ranks are changing and it depends on many factors. And most important one is the Number of Players! 9-players game is not just about lower winning chances comparing to 2-players game. It is also about real change in values of your pocket cards. It is a different game! I am playing poker for some number of years and truly I didn't know how important this thing could be. For example, strength of your cards to be of the same suit is dramatically increasing when more people are joining the table. I've read some books about poker and many articles on internet but I did found any explanation of such phenomena. The only thing I have mentioned was that different sources are ranking hole cards differently and I didn't know why. Now I know.

Now You can use THC to know better the real strength of our Hole Cards :-)

THC (Texas Hold'em Calculator) is available on Android Market.
Descriptions could be found here:

Good Luck! ( well, but THC it first :-) )

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Got Android? Got Texas Hold'em Poker Calculator too

Androphic releases its latest version THC available on android market.

This application calculates your wining probabilities based on cards entered in and number of players. Wining probability summing pure wins and ties probabilities, also shown on the screen. It tells also if your WP is increasing or decreasing and how many of your pocket cards are used for your best hand.
It also advices "FOLD", "CALL", "RAISE". Advices are taken according to the calculation results and thresholds statistically collected, analyzed and carefully selected for practically best play. If advice is "FOLD" - calculator changes it's color to red, if "RAISE" - to green.
Gives extremely accurate results and specially optimized for Android Mobile devices. Works in portrait and landscape mode.
It is very good instrument for new and professional poker players.

How to?
To perform calculations you have to enter your cards and number of players. Buttons "p+" and "p-" increment and decrement number of players. To enter the card first press right card button ("2" to "A"), then chose the suit ("Spades" to "clubs"). After filling your pocket, flop, turn or river just press "Enter" and get the calculation results. "CLR" button cleans the input. "C/Off" button resets the calculation. Long press on "C/Off" also turns calculator off. "Autoenter" check box if set allows automatic calculation to be performed after each card typed in.

That is basically it. To get the THC calculator on your Android phone go to the market and search for "THC".

Good luck!