Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro

Poker Academy Prospector

Poke Prospector is a hand analysis tool from the creators of Poker Academy.

By importing your hand histories it allows you to analyze your game by providing you with various stats about how you play, as well as generating reports with specific information for either cash games or tournaments which you can use to highlight areas you are struggling with or particular weakness, such as being too passive, too aggressive, seeing too many flops, etc.

I can’t comment much on the stat and report side, as I don’t use that side of the software. What I do use it for is to record accurate details of my play, such as buy-in’s, session lengths, number of hands, stakes and profit and loss, and the big benefit is that I can then create graphs of my bankroll.I like the software, it is very easy to use and as an array of features that most users will find of benefit, it is also designed to work along side Poker Academy’s training application Poker Academy Pro, so if you don’t play online you can practice your game with Poker Academy Pro and then analyze your play with Poker Prospector which is a nice addition.

The downfalls I see with Poker Prospector is that it is no way near detailed enough on the bankroll management side, but no other offering I’ve seen comes close to what I am looking for either, so it actually does a fine job.

Here’s a few links you may find helpful :

Poker Academy Prospector is a Powerful Must-Have

Poker Academy Launches Poker Prospector

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supported :-)

I’m feeling very supported at the moment. I’ve been struggling to get data on my Poker Stars sessions for my sessions before I started to download the data locally, so that I could import them into Poker Prospector, so that Poker Prospector will get an accurate picture of my games history and my bankroll balance and would just like to say that the support teams at Poker Stars and Poker Academy (makers of Poker Prospector) have been extremely helpful and I couldn’t have got it done without there help.

Poker Stars has been kind enough to send me whatever data I asked for, as far back as my very first game over a month a go, and have done so in numerous formats, when one wasn’t suitable. The support at Poker Academy has then patiently and efficiently guided me through various options to import this data into Poker Prospector so that the software will have an accurate picture of my game histories and bankroll fluctuations before I started to download the data locally.

Now that all that is done, I can start to post graphs of my bankroll, something I’ve been wanting to do since I first gave Prospector a trial run on the play money tables back on Full Tilt.

November 8, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment


Well, after getting sick of having to constantly re-build my Excel spreadsheets to accommodate my game history and bankroll information I have finally invested in the full version of Poker Prospector from Poker Academy.

I’m keen to get back into using it, as this time the bankroll graphs will have some real value now that they’ll be tracking my progress on the real money tables. However my impatience with getting started on Poker Stars as caused me to run into my first problem.

Out of nearly 110 Sit-N-Go’s, plus over 30 cash games, I only have around 20 Sit-N-Go’s imported into Poker Prospector. This is due to the fact that, I have only very recently found out that you can actually download hand histories with Poker Stars, up until recently I never new it was possible (dumb I know), so now I have the software to record and graph my bankroll as well as all the data of my wins and losses in spreadsheet form, but no way (known to me, yet) to get my actual bankroll plotted out in Prospector, because of my oversight with the hand histories.

I’ve also now joined the Poker Academy forum so hopefully they’ll be an easy solution or work around already posted on there that I can use so I can start posting graphs of my progress.


November 6, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments