Hello, I’m in a multimedia internship and my schedule is not very busy so I have time to play poker and in order to pass the time in confinement I have been walking around the console of replay tables, yes it’s strange but I love to watch how it is done inside
Anyway, when I’m not playing I’m digging around a bit to understand how this or that thing works.
At the moment a project that is close to my heart is to try to develop a feature to switch from chips to blinds regardless of the type of table (ring-game, tournaments, sit and go, private tables etc…), an idea that I’m not inventing since it exists on many poker sites.
By the way, this ambition follows this topic, go on it’ s really short :
For example if you have a stack of 10k on the table at blinds 300/600 this feature will show you 16BB instead of 10,000.
Thanks to my work in the console I was able to start writing my first lines of code.
After a few nights I was able to extract the big blind value from ring tables, then the blinds from tournament tables which are constantly rising, and if you know the value of the big blind you are 50% done.
Then I converted the players’ stacks and bet sizes into blinds, which I thought would be super easy because it’s only one division, but it actually took me 2 weeks
- Standard table before :
- Table after :
- By the way here is a tournament table with antes in the middle :
The thing I’m having a hard time with is being able to bet in blinds and not in chips : say blinds are 100/200 I would like to make it so that if you bet 2.0 for example, it bets 400, and I just can’t do it.
So what I have developed is limited to informing you of your stack in blinds and your opponents stack (and their blind bet sizes) which is not bad.
What I’m working on now is a button to switch from chips to blinds and from blinds to chips because right now it’s impossible to go back without reloading the table.
Also, I still have to convert the pot into blinds which I forgot to do but it will be quick.
As for the use of such a feature, well I hope I’m not teaching you anything by saying that a big part of poker strategy is based on blinds.
In short, I would need (and I’m not the only one) to know in real time the stack in blinds of my opponents rather than calculating it each time in my head, and when there are 9 people at the table it’s time consuming and tiring, it’s useless to know that your opponent has 3,750,999,999,999,999 chips at the table, what will always be useful is his real depth in blinds.
As for the use of this tool, it’s pretty boring:
Indeed for the moment it is necessary to go into the console and copy and paste my program, so it is rather annoying in tournaments because on average we switch 2 to 3 times of table and we have to put the program each time you leave your table.
In ring game on the other hand it’s not very disturbing (except if you play 5 minutes sessions) because in general we stay more than 30 minutes at the tables and there it’s up to you to leave
Maybe I’ll have to put this in the form of a downloadable extension that injects the code directly into the console so that we don’t have to do anything but it won’t be for a while because I’ll have to learn how to do it.
- Here is the visualization of my code, not very practical to copy and paste :
- So I put it on one line to make it lighter :
For those who want to test my program in its current state here is the text file to copy and paste into the console (and which will retrieve all your bank data by the way ) :
oneLine chips2BB.txt (3.2 KB)
Please note that in its current state when using this program you have to reload your table to get back into chips, so for now I must admit that it is more fun than useful.
On my side this program works perfectly but I would like to know if it works well for other people , don’t hesitate to send me your feedback.