Match Poker Online™ features one of the most remarkable features for reviewing your play and learning from others. We hereby proudly present to you: ‘THE LAB’.
Every time you finish playing a hand in Rated Play, or after any of our Sit ‘n’ Go Tournaments, you will be offered the opportunity to Review the hand(s) you played.
This will take you directly to The Lab.
At first, The Lab will appear just like an ordinary mechanism for re-watching past hands, but there’s a special twist!
Because hands in Match Poker have been played thousands of times before, we have access to an incredible amount of data on how players choose to act in certain circumstances.
So, if you press the ANALYSE button at the bottom of the screen, it will analyse your last action taken…
You will be shown the percentage of players who Folded, Called/Checked and Raised when they were in the exact same position as you.
Even better, for those who Raised, you can press the ‘Raise Chart’ button (right), and you will be shown a chart of how much their raise was compared to prior players.
You can see from the image above that everybody who has played this hand in the past has Raised in this position, but these past players have not all agreed on how much to raise by. The majority opted for a min-raise of 20. The next most popular option was to bet around 680, with others opting for around 284 and 416.
Note: In effect, players who bet near to the figures on the x-axis are grouped in the same bar. Additionally, at the point in development when this image was taken, there was only minimal data available on each hand – yielding these limited results.
For those who want to skim through hand replays, we use a simple traffic light prompt:
- Red means that your action differed to the majority.
- Green means your action agreed with what the majority did.
- Yellow means that you took an aggressive action (such as betting or raising) in line with what the majority did, but the amount of chips you chose for this action differed significantly from the majority.
Your player icon glows in one of these colours when you are re-watching your play.
The player icons are green, indicating that ‘Betting’ (for CaptainGutshot) and ‘Calling’ (for Julz) was also taken by the majority of players in their respective positions.
Learning what the majority of other players did will very quickly teach novice players what they should and should not be doing. But, what about intermediate or expert players?
Even more importantly than being able to present all the data on a hand to players, we can filter that data by the rankings of the players who have played those hands. [To learn more about our Ranking System, click here!]
This means that, instead of simply being shown what the average person would do on a hand, a more advanced player can learn just what the most highly-ranked 25% of players did.
Maybe that’s not even enough? Maybe you’d like to know what only the best 10% of players did in a hand? We offer that too!
But even then, there are moments where any advanced player will take a certain action, but where the professionals know that this action is wrong. For cases like these, we can filter the data down to just the best 1% of players in our app. This is the data that tells you exactly what a professional would do in your shoes – because we actually collected the data on what they did!
Every hand you play in Match Poker Online goes to The Lab for later review. Our Lab homepage shows all the hands in your recent history, plus those you have ‘starred’ for review. Each thumbnail will show the cards you had, what was revealed on the board, and also a heatmap for being able to quickly see where players’ outcomes on the hand were largely uniform, or where they were a variety of outcomes. [Learn more about our Heatmaps here!]
You can also export replays of any of your hands and share them online or with your friends!
So don’t wait! Get out there, play some hands in Match Poker Online, and improve your poker the efficient way!