Just playing lots of poker and focusing on your gut feelings is not enough to become a world class player these days. You must also take a look at various reports and statistics about your games and try to improve each and every aspect. There are various tools that can help you with this, and 2 of the bests are Holdem Manager 2 and PokerTracker 4. Today we’ll compare the two and find out which is the best poker tracker in 2019.
Both programs evolved a lot over the years, and they both offer you an edge at poker tables. Not only you will get useful statistics about your games, but also about those of your opponents. In terms of performance, both of them require a lot of resources in order to function properly, so you will need a good PC or laptop. However, Poker Tracker 4 seems to use a bit less memory compared to Holdem Manager 2, so it gets 1 point for performance.
They both have a lot of useful features, sections, graphs and more, and you will need some time in order to get used with the interface. Poker Tracker 4 also has a slight advantage here, having a more intuitive layout and easier to understand menus.
Filters are very important in both programs, and just knowing where to look at is a crucial aspect. Both PT4 and HM2 are great when it comes to filtering but HM2 seems to be a bit more intuitive. It also includes some pre-made filters, making it easier for beginners. PT4 is also great at this aspect, allowing for various combinations of filters, giving even more in-depth statistics (even though more time consuming).
The Heads Up Display (HUD) offers real time information while in a game, helping you make better decisions and giving you a clear advantage. Both programs have solid HUDs that can be easily customized. The one of PokerTracker 4 is easier to use, but the one of Holdem Manager 2 is a bit more complex. So one more point goes to HM2, and so far we have a draw.
When it comes to additional features, they both have many other options such as odds calculation, advanced stats, finding leaks and so on. A big difference between the 2 is that PT4 offers the additional tools for free, while HM2 is charging for them. The tools of PT4 are quite ok, but as you can imagine, those that cost are much more advanced, thus worth the money. So one more point goes to HM2.
We now have the overall score of 3-2 in favor of Holdem Manager 2. If you are willing to pay more, HM2 is a bit better, but any of the 2 programs will definitely help you become a better poker player. So just pick one, learn it thoroughly and you will be fine no matter each of the 2 you choose. Below you have the registration links for the best poker trackers in 2019:All news