For the first time since 2019, the World Series of Poker is being held in person at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this year. Other major tournaments, like the World Poker Tour, are also following suit. And as the world of competitive poker slowly goes back to normal, you need to get back in the game ASAP if you really want to make an impression on the circuit.
With an increasing number of poker variants available and new ways to outsmart players online and in live tournaments, poker is the type of game that continues to evolve. This is why an article on how to become a professional poker player on Poker.org states that even pros never stop learning. If you don’t learn new strategies and continue to adapt, you could fall behind the competition. Fortunately, countless apps have resources that can help you adapt to the ever-changing poker landscape and can even be accessed anywhere in the world via your smartphone.
Below is a list of the best poker resources available on Android.
Snapshove, which was made by recently retired British high roller Max Silver, trains users by testing their short stack skills under time pressure. It comes with 6- and 9-handed shoving calculators, as well as strategic training options like quizzes with predetermined pre-flop scenarios.
Those willing to shell out for Snapshove Pro gain access to additional features like unlimited training and calling and shove-fold calculators. Although it’s pretty lightweight as far as apps go, Snapshove is sure to make you better at poker in no time.
2) Tally Counter:
This guide to Texas Hold’em emphasizes that discipline is key in professional poker games. It helps you keep a tight strategy and prevents you from going on tilt. So if you start feeling like you’re playing too loose, a tally counter can come in handy.
Though technically not a poker app, it can help you hold yourself accountable by documenting how many hands you play in an hour or keeping track of the number of times you voluntarily put money in the pot. Though even the most experienced players can fall victim to human nature, you can stick to a more data-driven style of play with a tally counter.
3) DTO Poker:Speaking of data-driven strategies, you might be looking for an app to train you in in-game theory optimal (GTO) poker or attempting to play mathematically perfect poker. If so, you’ll find DTO Poker is worth every penny. Created by poker pros Dominik Nitsche and Markus Prinz, it uses an exciting video game format in which you need to play as close to GTO as possible.
The app can generate up to a million post-flop situations, creating countless intricate scenarios which need to be solved. Nitsche himself, along with fellow high rollers Yuri Dzivielevski and Steffen Sontheimer, use it at the poker table.
4) PokerShots:Staying on top of the latest poker news can help you update your strategy between games. With the PokerShots app, you can access the latest features, videos, blogs, and tutorials from around the globe on one convenient platform. It can even locate the best online and physical poker rooms near you and provide live updates on ongoing tournaments you’re interested in.
Ultimately, you’ll have the information you need to make minute changes to your strategy that can make all the difference in your games.