MagicHoldem User Manual MagicHoldem User Manual How to Download Get Started Welcome to MagicHoldem Poker Odds Calculator! MagicHoldem is an Online Poker Odds Calculator designed to attach itself to your Texas Hold'em Poker Room Table and instantly display all the Odds and Game Information you need to help play and improve your game. How to Download Minimum System Requirements . Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Vista . 400MHz or faster CPU with at least 128MB of RAM . Minimum Screen Resolution of at least 1024x768 pixels with 32-bit ("High Color") . At least 30MB of free disk space. . Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec . Note: we currently do not support Windows 64bit Operating System for Vista, XP or 2000 and MAC OS9 and OSX. How do I Download and Install MagicHoldem Poker Odds Calculator? To play with MagicHoldem, you will first need to download the Free Trial version software. If you have not yet downloaded our Poker Odds Calculator, please click on this link to download and install the software: http://www.MagicHoldem.com/default.aspx 1. Once you click the Download button, the File Download dialog will appear: Select Run 2. A Security Warning dialog will appear. Select Run 3. Enter your correct Name and Email address in order to better assist us with Customer and Technical Support. Click Install Please note: We hate Spam as much as you do. That's why we will never misuse personal information. 4. A Destination folder for MagicHoldem file will appear. Click Next to install to this folder, or click Change to install to a different folder. 5. Ready to install program. Click Install 6. Installation complete. Click Finish 7. Once MagicHoldem has finished installing, it will launch automatically. Get Started How to use the MagicHoldem software? 1. Log on to the Texas Hold'em poker site where you are a registered user, open a poker room, and sit at a table as you normally would. 2. The tool will only work on Texas Hold'em poker sites that are supported by MagicHoldem. We support over 100+ top poker rooms! Click on this link to view list: http://www.MagicHoldem.com/Supported_PokerRooms.aspx MagicHoldem is custom made to fit on all you're favorite tables! If you play at a poker room that we do not support, contact us and we will add it ASAP. 3. After MagicHoldem attaches to your poker room; it will now start reading the Texas Hold'em hands dealt within this poker room. Calculator Views and Functions Main Calculator - centre view The Main Calculator displays your odds and offers playing advice based upon the cards in your hands and the cards on the table. It also gives you a warning for your opponent's potential winning hands. You Vs. Best opponent - top right view The You Vs. Best opponent window displays your hand ranking, your odds for potential winning hands and your opponents hand ranking and odds for winning potential hands. Deck Card Prob - right centre view The Deck Card Probability window displays your odds probability of being dealt a specific card at the Flop/Turn/River that would help your hand ranking. Game Info - left bottom view The Game Info window displays game info, which includes your Hand Combination. Rival Catch - left view The Rival Catch window displays the odds of your opponent having a specific card in their hand. Outs - bottom left view The Outs window displays any remaining card that will help you win the current hand. The percentage indicates your odds of winning the hand if you get a specific card. The '8 Outs' represents the amount of chances you have to get a card that will help you win the hand. The 'Deck Cards' represents the amount of cards left in the deck. Pot Odds - bottom right view The Pot Odds window displays the amount of money in the pot (Total Pot) compared to the amount you should call to continue playing (Max Call). The 'Ratio' indicates the current size of the pot to the cost of a contemplated call. Strategies The Strategies option allows the user to select preferences when playing different types of Texas Hold'em games. General User Pre Defined Strategies: Limit - A game in which all bets are in increments of the betting limit. For example, in a $5-limit game, players can bet or raise only $5 at a time No Limit - A game in which, on his turn, a player can bet all of his chips (or of his opponent's, if the bettor has more), as opposed to a limit game, in which all bets and raises are in multiples of the betting limit Pot Limit - A game whose betting limit is always equal to the current size of the pot. A raise can include the size of the pot after the call is accounted for. Heads Up - Pertaining to two players playing a game by themselves. Tournament - Competition among players, sometimes with one buy-in, in which case it is often called a freeze-out tournament, and then played down till there are a preset number of players remaining, at which point all win the chips they have at that time, or till one is left, at which point prizes are awarded that are percentages of the total bought in, with the most for the first-place winner, next for second, and so on. Do not show Pre Flop percentage - select this option if you do not want the odds displayed at the Pre Flop. Do not advice me Pre Flop - select this option if you do not want playing advice at the Pre Flop. Show Statistic after fold - select this option if you want your playing statistics to show after folding. Hide Alerts - select this option if you do not want to hear audible alerts. Apply changes only to this table - check this box if you want the changes to apply to this table only. Pre Flop Advice Adjustment Loose - Playing liberally; not tight In high draw, usually implies drawing to all the little pairs, all the four- straights and four-flushes, and many of the two-card draws to other than trips, and often calling many bets and raises to do so. In hold 'em, playing almost any two-card starting combination, and playing through to the river on almost anything that has a prayer of winning. Tight - Playing very conservatively; showing little gamble; not likely to take a chance; having stringent playing requirements. Compare with close to the chest, conservative, drummer, hardrock, milker. nutted up, rocked up, rock, rocky, screwed down. Table Position Calculation Someone who plays position, that is, who is more or less liberal with his opening requirements and more or less aggressive in the play of his hands, dependent on his position with respect to the other players, or one vulnerable player in particular. Low - adjust to your preference. High - adjust to your preference. Apply changes only to this table - check this box if you want the changes to apply to this table only. Post Flop See Pre Flop for betting definitions. Multiple Table Play MagicHoldem supports Multiple Table play! Each poker room table must be on a different window and set to default size. Our calculator menu and monitor will load on the front of the most active table - there should be no overlay. Note: MagicHoldem does not support Multiple Table play when tables are appearing in a Single window. Help Follow this link for added our Support Center: http://www.MagicHoldem.com/SupportCenter.aspx Exit Select the Exit option to disconnect from the program.