The Best Free iPhone & iPad Poker Calculators
Poker calculators are specialised pieces of software that allow you to calculate the odds for even the most complicated situations at the table in a blink of an eye, effectively improving your decision-making skills and enhancing your understanding of poker math. While apps of this kind have been available on PC and Mac for many years now, mobile users have not been so lucky until the recent, rapid developments of smartphone technology made mobile poker calculators possible. iPhone owners are probably best off in this regard, as the iTunes Store offers plenty of high quality apps that will undoubtedly improve your performance during live events while simultaneously allowing you to analyse that hand you haven’t quite been able to get out of your mind while riding on a bus to work. The goal of this short guide is to provide you with a list of dependable, advanced iPhone poker calculators that you can use as a base for your own research later on.
PokerCruncher - Advanced Poker Odds Calculator
Poker Cruncher is an impressive $1.99 app that supports all the functions you’d expect from a serious equity calculator like hand ranges, random hands and deal-to-flop analysis. More importantly, this particular app allows you to handle even the most complex situations, allowing for input from up to 10 players without a significant loss in terms of performance or accuracy. The interface is easy to handle and similar to desktop-based apps, while simultaneously allowing the user to take the full advantage of iPhone’s excellent touchscreen. The graphics are easy to read even when you’re in a hurry, but all in all this program is best used as a training aid or when thinking up hypothetical scenarios, since entering all the necessary data may take too long to allow you to use it in a live game environment. If you aren’t planning to use Poker Cruncher to boost your chances when playing live, you’re going to love this app. >> DOWNLOAD FROM iTUNES
Phil Hellmuth Poker Odds Calculator
Unlike the other equity calculators described here, the Phil Hellmuth Poker Odds Calculator is available in the iTunes Store and gives you a set of pretty powerful tools, which are definitely worthy of being named after an eleven-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner. The app is extremely simple to use and comes with a neat interface that actually follows the natural progression of a Texas Hold’em round, making It an excellent choice for beginner- and intermediate- level players. Aside from the usual poker calculator fare, Phil Hellmuth Odds Calculator comes with a few extras, giving you an access to nine exclusive instructional videos from the poker brat as well as a quick link to Hellmuth-related merchandise from pokerbrat.com. Not the best iPhone app for the veterans, but definitely worth giving it a look – especially since it’s completely free. >> DOWNLOAD FROM iTUNES
Get your opponents in range, then shoot them down with Poker Sniper! This nifty little app should appeal to all the poker fans who enjoyed using Poker Stove on the PC and costs only $2.99 in the iTunes Store. The app is very fast and powerful, giving you a lot of flexibility when it comes to complex range calculations since it doesn’t require you to go through multiple screens to input hands. Consequently, Poker Sniper is the perfect choice for any serious live poker player, especially since no internet connection is required for the app to do its task. The app allows you to enter specific hands, hand ranges or random hands and can calculate hand equities on the flop, the turn and the river – all in all, the only limitation here is the fact that the equities can be calculated for up to 4 players. >> DOWNLOAD FROM iTUNES
Poker Helper Calculator
Poker Helper is yet another app designed to allow you to go one step ahead of your opponents - this time for a small price of $0.99. Like all the other apps listed here, it gives you the probabilities of win, lose or draw in each round and on top of that, displays the probabilities of having a pair, two pairs, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind or straight flush. This particular iPhone poker calculator has been designed with live poker games in mind, so it should come as no surprise that the interface is rather simplistic and focuses on giving you immediate feedback in a concise form. Nothing testifies to the spirit of this app better than the fact that you can choose to hide your cards and probabilities on the screen in order to prevent your opponents from seeing them. >> DOWNLOAD FROM iTUNES
CardPlayer.com Poker Odds Calculator
Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to recommend yet another free iPhone app – this time with tools that allow you to calculate the odds in both Hold’em and Omaha. This neat piece of software allows you to enter between two and nine sets of hands to receive instant percentage as to how likely each hand is to win during each stage of the game. Another cool thing about this app is the fact that it’s very similar to the browser-based calculator available on the CardPlayer site, so if you’re a reader, you should definitely consider giving it a try. >> DOWNLOAD ON iTUNES
Just like their PC and Mac based counterparts, iPhone poker equity calculators have matured enough to come in different shapes, varieties and forms. As a result, selecting the right tool for the task requires you to consider what exactly you’re going to use that specific piece of software for – do you need a live tournament aid, or are you looking for an app to help you in pondering hypothetical scenarios or a complicated theory book? The rule of the thumb here is that the more sophisticated the results and features are, the more input is required to make the app work – so if you’re going for a gaming assist, try to get something rather compact and make sure to familiarize yourself with the interface before you bring it to the tables. Using a poker calculator in a live game is not going to shock anyone in this day and age, but messing with your phone when it’s your turn to make a move definitely will.