We have great news for Mac poker players. Scheduled to debut later this year is PokerTracker 3 for Mac. One of the leading poker tracking and analysis tools available today, PokerTracker is essential to becoming a winning player. Featuring stats on your opponents at your fingertips and a variety of ways to improve your own game, programs like PokerTracker have caught fire in recent years as online poker players seek to gain an edge over their opponents. Let’s take a look at the news.
A statement released to PokerTracker’s partners noted that an early fall release is the company’s target, although MacPoker.com has learned that alpha testing has not yet begun. The company is aiming to make the process of transitioning users to the Mac version as seamless as possible. Its statement added, “PT3 for Mac will use the exact same registration code as the Windows version. Therefore, all users who already have an existing PT3 registration code will be able to download and register the Mac version if they opt to.”
As it currently stands, Mac poker players can seek out a copy of Parallels or Boot Camp in order to run Windows-based programs like PokerTracker and Hold’em Manager or download Poker Copilot. The latter program is native to the Mac operating system and is one of the only players in the growing software market for the alternative computing brand. Now, Poker Copilot will likely get a run for its money after PokerTracker 3 for Mac is launched.
Meanwhile, the company also announced the debut of PokerTracker 3 Hold’em Micro-Stakes. The slimmed-down version of PokerTracker allows players to keep tabs on $0.10/$0.25 No Limit games and below, $0.25/$0.50 Limit games and below, and tournaments that feature a buy-in of $11 or less. The PokerTracker 3 Micro-Stakes version weighs in at $44.99, about half of the price of PokerTracker, which will set players back $89.99. The Micro-Stakes edition is perfect for newcomers to the poker software world, as its name implies. When players are ready to graduate to the full version, they can easily upgrade for a fee.
If Micro-Stakes and Mac versions don’t fire you up, PokerTracker also announced a brand new Omaha edition, which will debut towards the end of the 2009 calendar year. PokerTracker officials explained, “Once PT3 Omaha is released, there will be several different pricing plans. The base product of PokerTracker 3 will continue to be $89.99 and the user will have the option of either Hold’em or Omaha. Users can add Omaha to Hold’em or vice versa for a price to be determined that will be significantly less than the $89.99 base cost.”
Holdem Manager, PokerTracker’s main rival, recently unveiled Omaha Manager, a program that took the poker community by storm. Omaha is becoming an increasingly popular segment of the market and software companies have taken note. PokerTracker also offers a Stud version that is not as up-to-date as its Hold’em counterpart, but is still an invaluable tool for those trying to master Stud.
PokerTracker supports Ultimate Bet, Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, Pacific Poker, PartyPoker, PokerStars, and sites on the iPoker, Microgaming, Entraction, and Ongame Networks. The program also is also compatible with ring games on Boss Media’s International Poker Network, which includes sites like PokerHeaven and CelebPoker.
You can rest assured that we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments from PokerTracker right here on MacPoker.com.
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