Would you have any interest in a tool which tells you how to act preflop in a heads-up no limit game? It would be a command line interface (like Dos or Unix) where you type instead of click.
I could make this tool in like 2 days if I wanted because I get it almost for free as part of my work making a nl-hu poker bot.
Anyway, I know that ppl aren't familiar with command line interfaces in general but I figured that maybe the online poker community might be just techie enough.
I had a very long chat with my poker buddy on Gchat about this and he said that he would eat his shoe
if I could sell 20 at $5 a pop, so as part of the purchase, customers would also get a video of aforementioned culinary spectacular, if I am successful. (we take our bets very seriously). I have one month to do this and if I lose, I have to give him $5.
His theory is that nobody will ever want to use a CLI. I think (as a nerd) it would be faster for in-game advice. Now, maybe he's right, but I have to try.
Anyway, here is the usage description of the prototype I made last night:
Welcome to Heads-up Preflop Advisor
To change blinds, type 'bb=<new big blind>' (10-20 is the default)'
To get advice, type the following information delimited by hyphens (-):
<sb or bb>-<cards in textual format (e.g. 7dTh)>-<first action (e.g. 'c' for call or check, or 100 for raise to 100)>-<second action>-...
Example: 'sb-tctd-100-300' would answer the question:
I'm on the button with a pair of tens and I raised to 100, but I was reraised to 300, what should I do?
This tool also supports the cards format AKs for Ace-King suited or AKo or AK for ace-king off
To print this usage information again, type 'usage'
SB Player posts small blind: 10
BB Player posts big blind: 20
SB Player (T♣ T♠) (3950) raises to 50.
If there is ANY interest, I could give a few free copies away by the end of the week to ppl who reply to this thread with questions/advice/abuse. If the poker ether responds, I will throw together a website to buy it in a day or two.
Oh and if anybody wants to see the gChat convo, i will provide.