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How to make the HUD work properly on iPoker MTTs?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » How to make the HUD work properly on iPoker MTTs?

SharkScope Desktop can’t always correctly detect when you’ve been moved to a new table in an iPoker MTT. This is due to an error in iPoker hand history files. Until iPoker can fix this, we’ve added a work-around: 1. After moving to a new table in the…

Winning Poker Network (America’s Cardroom, etc)

Configuring Your Poker Room » Winning Poker Network (America’s Cardroom, etc)

Configuring Winning Poker Network Notes & Limitations Configuring Winning Poker Network This section shows you how to configure America’s Cardroom. All other Winning Poker Network poker rooms have the same configuration procedure. Enable hand history…

How can I stop the HUD lagging?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » How can I stop the HUD lagging?

If your database is very large, you may find that the HUD sometimes “lags”, that is, it takes a long time to update with new data after a hand. The problem is caused by having the main window open to a screen that takes a long time to update. Whenever…

Understanding the HUD

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Understanding the HUD

The HUD appears on top of poker room tables while you play. You don’t need to do anything to turn on the HUD. While SharkScope Desktop is running, the HUD automatically appears on tables on all supported poker rooms. Here is an example of a poker table with the…

Configuring the HUD

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Configuring the HUD

You can customise the HUD using the Preferences. Read more here.

Configuring the HUD while playing

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Configuring the HUD while playing

When you are playing at the poker table you can configure the HUD without having to switch to the preferences. Click on the cog wheel in the table’s HUD panel. Many HUD options can be set directly from this menu.

Recent Tournaments

Screen Reference » Recent Tournaments

The Recent Tournaments summary lists all the tournaments played in the selected period starting from the most recent ones. Recent Tournaments shows your ranking in tournaments in the Result column. If you are close to the first place, the percentage placed at the…

Changing the HUD control panel location

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Changing the HUD control panel location

The HUD control panel initially is shown on the window title bar. On Mac, this is in the top-right hand corner. On Windows, the HUD control panel is offset a little from the right so that you can access the window’s minimize, maximize, and close buttons. It is…

Revolution Poker

Configuring Your Poker Room » Revolution Poker

Configuring Revolution Poker Notes & Limitations Configuring Revolution Poker This section shows you how to configure Juicy Stakes. Other Revolution Poker rooms such as Intertops have the same configuration procedure. Enable hand histories In Juicy Stakes,…

Poker Rooms

Settings » Poker Rooms

The Poker Rooms preference panel gathers together settings you might need to alter in SharkScope Desktop for specific poker rooms. Currently there are two settings: Winamax Poker: The preferred seat you set here must correspond with your setting in WInamax poker.…

Tournaments by Type

Screen Reference » Tournaments by Type

The types of tournaments offered by poker rooms continues to grow. It is important to analyse your poker performance in different types of tournament to determine if you are doing better in some types of tournaments than in others. The Tournaments by Type summary…

Tournaments by Date

Screen Reference » Tournaments by Date

The Tournaments by Date summary helps you analyse your poker history in several ways. The time unit used to dissect your poker activity can be: Day, which is the default option, Week Month Week Day. This lets you see if playing on Fridays in the last six…

888 Poker

Configuring Your Poker Room » 888 Poker

Configuring 888 Poker Notes & Limitations Configuring 888 Poker This section shows you how to configure 888 Poker. The instructions are relevant for all 888 country-specific software such as 888poker.es and 888poker.pt. Make sure 888 Poker is running in…

Configuring Your Poker Room

Configuring Your Poker Room

You may need to change some configuration options for your poker client software in order for SharkScope Desktop to function properly with your favourite online poker room. Follow the directions below for your poker software. PokerStars Full Tilt Poker Merge…

Supported Poker Rooms

Supported Poker Rooms

SharkScope Desktop currently supports the following poker rooms. Note that some poker rooms are only available on Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows, not…

Full Tilt Poker

Configuring Your Poker Room » Full Tilt Poker

Configuring Full Tilt Poker Notes & Limitations Configuring Full Tilt Poker Enable hand history From the Full Tilt Poker menu bar, choose Options -> Hand History… Check the box labelled Save My Hand Histories Ensure Hand History Language Selection is set…

HUD Troubleshooting

HUD (Head-Up Display) » HUD Troubleshooting

Are you always seeing the “HUD shows after first hand” message when you use SharkScope Desktop? Here are some troubleshooting steps to help solve the problem: !America’s Cardroom (and other WPN skins) Players: After their recent major update, ACR changed the…

Why do tournaments have no results?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why do tournaments have no results?

SharkScope Desktop will show tournament results for PokerStars, Winamax, Full Tilt Poker, and 888poker. This should happen automatically. PokerStars If you are using PokerStars and your tournament results are not showing, you need to: choose from PokerStars menu,…

HUD (Head-up Display)

Settings » HUD (Head-up Display)

The HUD configuration dialog contains five sections. You can navigate between the sections by clicking on the button for General, Layouts, Colours, and Player Icons. General Layouts Colours Player Icons Quick setup The HUD Layouts section contains…

SharkScope HUD Statistics

HUD (Head-Up Display) » SharkScope HUD Statistics

These statistics are fetched from SharkScope’s website while you play. Ability The Ability rating is a rating that goes up to 100 and shows a player’s ability based on an assessment of all the other statistics we have compiled for that player. Active…

Hand Tracker HUD Statistics

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Hand Tracker HUD Statistics

The HUD tracks a variety of poker statistics. Below is an explanation of the different statistics available in the HUD. Once you are familiar with the meaning of the statistics and abbreviations, you can use them as a tool in your game. Hands Played / Hands sat in (#)…

HUD Popup Panel

HUD (Head-Up Display) » HUD Popup Panel

When you click on a player’s HUD panel, a much larger window appears, showing every statistic for the player, broken down by street and position. We call this the HUD popup panel. This is essential for making decisions in critical situations. Some stats are…

Can I use SharkScope Desktop on multiple computers?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Can I use SharkScope Desktop on multiple computers?

You can install SharkScope Desktop on multiple computers, but you can only be signed into one installation at a time. If we detect your account being used simultaneously with multiple installations of SharkScope Desktop your account my be temporarily blocked or even…

HUD (Head-Up Display)

HUD (Head-Up Display)

The Head-up Display is usually referred to as the HUD. It is a critical tool for online poker players. It ensures you know as much as possible about your opponents, and about own table image. Understanding the HUD Hand Tracker HUD Statistics SharkScope HUD…

Merge Network

Configuring Your Poker Room » Merge Network

Configuring Merge Network Notes & Limitations Configuring Merge Network This section shows you how to configure CarbonPoker. All other Merge Network poker rooms have the same configuration procedure. Enable hand history saving in CarbonPoker From the…

Why are some tournaments missing from my charts?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why are some tournaments missing from my charts?

You might notice that you have, say, 1000 tournaments in SharkScope Desktop, but only 800 are showing in your tournament Bankroll chart or your Tournament Finishes chart. This is most likely because some of your tournaments have no result in SharkScope Desktop. Only…

How do I delete a specific hand from the database?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » How do I delete a specific hand from the database?

At the moment, the only way to delete a specific hand is to find it in your hand history folder, completely delete it and then reset your database (in SharkScope Desktop’s menu -> File -> Reset Database). WARNING: resetting the database means that SharkScope…

How to request and save hand history files from PokerStars

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » How to request and save hand history files from PokerStars

PokerStars offers the possibility to request hand history data for recent hands per email. This can be useful if you did not save the hand history, for example because you were playing on a mobile device or because you are new to SharkScope Desktop and have not had the…

How can I manually enter tournament results if I’m missing the tournament summary file?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » How can I manually enter tournament results if I’m missing the tournament summary file?

Go to SharkScope Desktop’s “Recent Tournaments” summary Select the tournament for which you want to manually enter results Right-click and select “Get Info”. Alternatively, press ⌘+i on OS X, Ctrl+i on Windows, or select “File” -> “Get Info” A…

Why does SharkScope Desktop refer to Cut-off, Cut-off-1, etc instead of Middle Position, Under the Gun, etc?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why does SharkScope Desktop refer to Cut-off, Cut-off-1, etc instead of Middle Position, Under the Gun, etc?

To make things clear, we’ve chosen to refer to seats relative to the Cut-off. MP (middle position) refers to a different seat in 6-max than it does in full ring. Your database could have data from different table sizes, so it would be confusing data from…

Using the Diagnostics

Configuring Your Poker Room » Using the Diagnostics

You can check that you have correctly configured your poker room with the help of SharkScope Desktop’s Diagnostics window. To start the diagnostics, select from the menu Window -> Diagnostics Now start your poker room The Diagnostics window will detect your…

How can I use less searches?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » How can I use less searches?

There are some settings in SharkScope Desktop that you can use to reduce the number of searches used. This comes at the price of less information. To reduce searches: Go to Tools -> Preferences… (on Windows) or SharkScope Desktop -> Preferences… on…

PartyPoker

PartyPoker

Important update for PartyPoker users !As of 17 June 2019, PartyPoker has made changes that will stop SharkScope Desktop from working for many of our customers. PartyPoker have not provided us with any information on their changes, but as far as we can tell: Hand…

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I use SharkScope Desktop on multiple computers? Why am I not seeing VPiP, PFR and Agg with my Silver subscription? List of compatible software How to request and save hand history files from PokerStars Requesting and saving tournament summaries from…

Why do some iPoker hands show the wrong winnings?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why do some iPoker hands show the wrong winnings?

Hand history files created by iPoker poker rooms sometimes have errors in them. We’ve reported this to iPoker and hope that they’ll eventually fix this. For now, we try to detect these errors and automatically correct them. Sometimes these problems are…

Moving SharkScope Desktop from Windows to Mac

Advanced Features » Backing up your database » Moving SharkScope Desktop from Windows to Mac

This article describes how to move your SharkScope Desktop database and preferences from a Windows computer to a Mac. Important note: We will move the SharkScope Desktop database so it doesn’t need to be built again. However, it is highly recommended that you…

Moving SharkScope Desktop from Mac to Windows

Advanced Features » Backing up your database » Moving SharkScope Desktop from Mac to Windows

This article describes how to move your SharkScope Desktop database and preferences from Mac to a Windows computer. Important note: We will move the SharkScope Desktop database so it doesn’t need to be built again. However, it is highly recommended that you…

iPoker

Configuring Your Poker Room » iPoker

Configuring iPoker Notes & Limitations Configuring iPoker This section shows you how to configure Coral Poker. All other iPoker poker rooms have the same configuration procedure. Use local time In Coral Poker, locate the time on the bottom left-hand corner of…

Moving SharkScope Desktop to a new Mac

Advanced Features » Backing up your database » Moving SharkScope Desktop to a new Mac

You can manually backup and restore your SharkScope Desktop database as follows: Important note: We will move the SharkScope Desktop database so it doesn’t need to be built again. However, it is highly recommended that you move all of your hand history files…

Getting Started

Getting Started

Welcome to SharkScope Desktop! Improve your online poker game SharkScope Desktop combines the power of the SharkScope tournament results database with advanced statistics generated from your own hand history files as you play to give you an unprecedented amount of…

Why is the text so small?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why is the text so small?

Some of our users on Windows find that SharkScope Desktop uses very small text in the main window. This happens if you are using a “High DPI” display. The problem is caused by a third-party component we rely upon. The producer of the component, Oracle,…

Moving SharkScope Desktop to a new Windows computer

Advanced Features » Backing up your database » Moving SharkScope Desktop to a new Windows computer

This article describes how to move your SharkScope Desktop database and settings from one Windows computer to another. Important note: We will move the SharkScope Desktop database so it doesn’t need to be built again. However, it is highly recommended that you…

Settings

Settings

You can customise many aspects of SharkScope Desktop in the preferences. To set your preferences, click on Preferences… in the Tools menu. Hand History Folders Currency Language Other HUD Poker Rooms SharkScope Import / Export…

The “Star” menu: Marking hands for later review

HUD (Head-Up Display) » The “Star” menu: Marking hands for later review

If you want to mark a hand for future analysis, you can press the star button. This opens a menu showing the five most recent hands you’ve played on this table. Click on the star icon next to a hand to flag it for later review. You can quickly access…

SharkScope

Settings » SharkScope

The SharkScope preferences panel let you control how SharkScope Desktop interacts with the SharkScope website and the statistics that come from the SharkScope database. Search Options Cache player info To minimise the use of your SharkScope search quota, each…

Winamax

Configuring Your Poker Room » Winamax

Configuring Winamax Notes & Limitations Configuring Winamax Set preferred seat in Winamax In the Winamax software, from the main lobby’s menu, select Tools -> Options In the list of options, select Game -> Options Set your preferred seat to Top, Right,…

Does using Desktop cost searches?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Does using Desktop cost searches?

The SharkScope HUD uses 1 search for every player at your table, unless that player is already in your cache. The cache can be set to remember player statistics for 1 hour or 1 day. The SharkScope Hand Tracker uses 1 search every time you click on a player’s…

Other

Settings » Other

My playing day starts at Enter the time you typically begin your poker sessions on each day. This is the time used to group your hands into days. This is very important if your poker sessions continue past midnight, as you don’t want hands played past midnight…

Using SharkScope Desktop

Using SharkScope Desktop

SharkScope Desktop is a database of hands played and related statistics. SharkScope Desktop is designed so that each of the different screens in the main window function in the same way. The main window uses the same layout for each screen, and the three concepts of…

Record multiple hands as a video

Advanced Features » Record multiple hands as a video

You can record multiple hands into one video. You can even record a whole tournament at once, to share with your poker coach. Here’s how it works: Either: View a table of hands in SharkScope Desktop. For example, Recent Hands, or drill down into a Recent…

Hand Replayer

Hand Replayer

Reviewing a specific hand in the hand replayer can help find your mistakes and improve your game. From the Recent Hands screen, you can open the hand replayer in several ways: Double click on a hand Right-click on a hand and select View in Hand Replayer Select a…

Requesting and saving tournament summaries from PokerStars

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Requesting and saving tournament summaries from PokerStars

PokerStars offers the possibility to request tournaments per email. SharkScope Desktop has a tool that lets you save the contents of the email PokerStars sends you as a tournament summary file on your hard drive. Here’s how: Requesting tournament summaries…

Session Overview

Screen Reference » Session Overview

The Session Overview screen shows how are you performing in the current session. This is a useful summary to have on-screen while you are playing. The Reset Session button is useful if you like to leave SharkScope Desktop running between sessions, but would like to…

Combined Bankroll

Screen Reference » Combined Bankroll

The Combined Bankroll chart combines your ring games and tournament games to show your total profit. The x-axis is chronological order: older hands or tournaments are shown first. This screen is a summary of your poker playing performance. You can easily see if you…

Custom Chart

Screen Reference » Custom Chart

The Custom Chart screen allows you to create and save custom charts. A custom chart can show any of the supported statistics and their change through time. With Custom Chart you can even plot two variables on the same chart. In the upper part of the main window you…

Filtering hands

Using SharkScope Desktop » Filtering hands

SharkScope Desktop offers powerful hand filtering. You can use the filters to find specific hands, track-down problems, or separate out certain types of hands from others. The filter bar appears on any screen where it is applicable. Here are the default filter…

Bankroll

Screen Reference » Bankroll

The Bankroll chart shows your total profit based on your current filter settings. The X-axis is chronological order: older hands or tournaments are shown first. Tournaments: The X-axis is the number of tournaments played. Ring Games: The X-axis is the number of…

SharkScope Icons

HUD (Head-Up Display) » SharkScope Icons

After SharkScope Desktop has requested player information form the SharkScope website, it will display an icon in each player HUD panel to indicate the status of this player. There are a couple of different icons that you might see after the request has completed.…

Adding PokerStars tournament rebuys and add-ons

Advanced Features » Adding PokerStars tournament rebuys and add-ons

PokerStars does not automatically save detailed information on rebuys and add-ons you’ve made in tournaments. To import this data: 1. In PokerStars choose Tools -> History & Stats -> Playing History Audit. 2. Make sure to select Text (CSV) as the report…

SharkScope Filters

HUD (Head-Up Display) » SharkScope Filters

You can chnage your SharkScope filter directly from the HUD. Just click on the filter icon you see in this picture: The icon’s colour changes as follows: White: No filter applied. Blue: Default filter applied (the one you have set in SharkScope…

Hands by Date

Screen Reference » Hands by Date

The Hands by Date summary helps you analyse your poker history in several ways. The time unit used to dissect your poker activity can be: Day, which is the default option, Week Month Week Day. This lets you see if playing on Fridays in the last six months has…

Why no Bovada support?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why no Bovada support?

SharkScope Desktop doesn’t work with Bovada. We’d love to change this but Bovada doesn’t allow a poker tracker to keep statistics of any players. On Bovada, tables are anonymous. Your opponents can’t have a unique screen name, and so we…

Position

Screen Reference » Position

The Positions summary shows your hands grouped by position. You can get detailed information in the top panel on any of the positions by left-clicking. You can also drill down to individual hands by double-clicking. Because Poker is a game of position this screen can…

Tournament Finishes

Screen Reference » Tournament Finishes

Tournament Finishes is a bar chart that explores your tournaments results by analysing and plotting your different rankings. Each bar of the graph represents the number of times you have reached a certain percentage in the tournament rankings. If you almost always…

Resetting your Database

Advanced Features » Resetting your Database

Resetting the database is intimately linked with the Ignore hand history file before settings, which is found in Tools -> Preferences -> General. Why would you want to reset the SharkScope Desktop database? Let’s try to answer the question with an example.…

Manual Update

Installation » Updating SharkScope Desktop » Manual Update

You can also update SharkScope Desktop manually by downloading the latest version on SharkScope Desktop’s website and by following the same installation steps. When asked to replace SharkScope Desktop with a more recent version confirm by clicking on Next. Your…

All-in Equity

Screen Reference » All-in Equity

To use the all-in equity chart you first need to understand the concept of “equity value.” What is “Equity Value”? To help explain what equity value is, imagine the following scenario: You are playing a hand of No Limit Texas Hold’em. You have…

Statistics or Probabilities?

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Statistics or Probabilities?

You can set the HUD to use either statistics or probabilities. Statistics show a summary of what a player has done so far. Probabilities predict what a player will do in the next hand. To switch between statistics and probabilities, use the HUD configuration menu (the…

List of compatible software

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » List of compatible software

Some of our users like to use multiple programs that enhance their online poker experience at once. SharkScope Desktop can be run alongside of the following tools. Windows Hold’em Manager 2 Poker Tracker 4 TableNinja 2 Table…

Language

Settings » Language

By default your system language is used; however, many online poker players prefer to work in English. So you can set the language to use here. Choose a language in the dropdown menu and restart the application for it take effect.

Reporting a calculation error

Using SharkScope Desktop » Reporting a calculation error

If you have found an error in SharkScope Desktop’s calculation for a hand or tournament, here’s how to report it to us. First, make sure you are running the latest update of SharkScope Desktop. Your problem might have already been reported by other users…

Player Notes

Advanced Features » Player Notes

You can take notes on players. There are three ways to access the note taking window: 1. In the Players summary, click the button “Notes” in the top right corner. You can then edit your notes on that player by clicking in the white space titled…

Using SportsInteractionPoker with SharkScope Desktop

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Using SportsInteractionPoker with SharkScope Desktop

SharkScope Desktop can only detect SportsInteractionPoker, if it is installed in a folder called “Sports Interaction Poker”. For example, I have it installed in the default location of “C:\Users\myaccount\AppData\Local\Sports Interaction…

Exporting Data

Advanced Features » Exporting Data

You can export data by choosing File -> Export… from the menu. When you click on the Export… button, you will be prompted to choose a location and filename for your exported data. Hand history files If you choose to export as hand history files, the…

Why am I not seeing VPiP, PFR and Agg with my Silver subscription?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why am I not seeing VPiP, PFR and Agg with my Silver subscription?

The Silver subscription includes the SharkScope statistics but not the hand tracker statistics. When you use the SharkScope Desktop for the first time with a Silver subscription, the hand tracker works for the first 100 hands only. In order to remove the limit, you…

Recent Hands

Screen Reference » Recent Hands

The Recent Hands summary displays your most recent hands. You can drill down and watch a replay for each of the hands. The Recent Hands screen can be very useful when you want to review a session. Because you can sort on any of the columns you can quickly find the…

Leak Detectors

Leak Detectors

The leak detectors are an advisory service to help improve your game. It is important to note that your results may vary depending on your overall strategy and skill level. The leak detectors work best with full table No-Limit Hold’em. The leak detectors work best…

Blind Stealing

Leak Detectors » Blind Stealing

This leak detector ensures your blind stealing attempts are profitable. You should be trying to steal the blinds at least 20% of the time; otherwise, you are giving up plenty of easy money. In addition, you should be winning at a high rate from blind-stealing. If not,…

Screen Reference

Screen Reference

SharkScope Sync Session Overview Combined Bankroll Basic Statistics Detailed Statistics Tournaments by Date Tournaments by Type Recent Tournaments Recent Hands Hand Types Players Stake Level Position Bankroll All-in Equity Tournament Finishes Custom…

Adjusting Post-flop Play

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Adjusting Post-flop Play

Adjusting post-flop play comes down to exploiting your opponent’s play. Various statistics can help you with this. The article on pre-flop play shows how to determine if a player is tight or loose and passive or aggressive. On the flop you can continue this…

PokerStars

Configuring Your Poker Room » PokerStars

Configuring PokerStars Notes & Limitations Configuring PokerStars Enable hand history Enable tournament saving Set preferred seat SharkScope Desktop can automatically import the hands you play at PokerStars. To enable this feature, the PokerStars client has…

Pre-flop Aggression

Leak Detectors » Pre-flop Aggression

This leak detector checks to make sure you have the necessary pre-flop aggression from each position. Ideally, you should raise at least half the hands you play from every position on the table. Your Pre-flop Aggression rate is calculated as your pre-flop raise rate…

Players

Screen Reference » Players

The Players summary gives an overview of all the opponents you’ve ever played with. By default, it will only show the most recently seen opponents (today). You can change this filter to show more opponents (last 30 days or last 3 months), and you can use the…

Database Console

Advanced Features » Database Console

The database console is found in the Tools menu. You can use the database console to directly access your hand history database. This database stores all your played hands, all data on opponents and tournament results. You should only perform SELECT queries. If you…

Detailed Statistics

Screen Reference » Detailed Statistics

The Detailed Statistics screen shows an in-depth summary of how you play. Every statistic recorded is shown here, broken down by street and by position where relevant. All the statistics are presented following the flow of a hand: preflop, blind stealing, postflop.…

Hand History Folders

Settings » Hand History Folders

This lists all the folders that are scanned for hand history files and tournament summary files. The folders are scanned recursively, up to three folders deep. You can manually add or remove folders by clicking the + and – buttons. *Note: don’t add too…

Stake Level

Screen Reference » Stake Level

This summary only appears for ring games. The Stake Level summary shows your profit based on the stake level you play. Select a specific stake level in the table, and you’ll see detailed information for that stake level appear in the top panel. If you drill down…

Downloading and Installing SharkScope Desktop

Installation » Downloading and Installing SharkScope Desktop

The latest version of SharkScope Desktop can be downloaded from the download page at: https://www.sharkscope.com/#SharkScope-Desktop.html. Once on the download page of SharkScope Desktop’s website, a click on the “Download now” button starts the…

Adjusting Pre-flop Play

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Adjusting Pre-flop Play

In pre-flop play you want to focus on profiling players. When an opponent enters a pot, you want to know if he represents a good hand or not. Once you have mastered this, you can focus on exploiting the opponent’s playing style. There are a few statistics that…

Automatic Update

Installation » Updating SharkScope Desktop » Automatic Update

SharkScope Desktop automatically checks for updates at start up and informs you when a new version is available. A window appears and gives the number of the latest version and the main changes to SharkScope Desktop. An update can take time especially when the…

Currency

Settings » Currency

If you want SharkScope Desktop to use a different currency symbol, you can enter it here. Starting bankroll In order for the charts on the Bankroll and Detailed Bankroll to be accurate, you need to enter your starting bankroll sum here. It is possible to enter a…

Hand Types

Screen Reference » Hand Types

The Hand Types screen shows your game based on your hole cards. The screen shows a list of all the possible hands you’ve been dealt with. The Hand Types screen helps you improve your play for specific starting hands. You can quickly see which hands have been…

Chart Options

Screen Reference » Custom Chart » Chart Options

All charts have a Charts Options menu. This is always located immediately above the chart, on the right-hand side. The Charts Options menu offers two choices. Copy This will put a copy of the current chart into your computer’s clipboard. The clipboard will…

Basic Statistics

Screen Reference » Basic Statistics

The Basic Statistics screen shows a few important things. First, the column on the left, titled Today, will show you the most important statistics for your play today. The title of the right column depends on the period selected with the “Date Range”…

SharkScope Sync

Screen Reference » SharkScope Sync

SharkScope Sync is a powerful feature that ensures your local tournament database and your information on the SharkScope website are kept in step together. This sync happens automatically every 3 minutes, the following occurs: enables filtering hands by…

SharkScope Desktop system requirements

Installation » SharkScope Desktop system requirements

SharkScope Desktop runs on any desktop or laptop computer with at least: OS: Windows 7 or higher, Mac 10.8 or higher RAM: 2 GB (recommended 4GB) CPU speed: 2 GHz processor Free disk space: A minimum of 1GB of free disk space AFTER installing SharkScope Desktop…

Positional Awareness

Leak Detectors » Positional Awareness

As a general rule, the further you are from the button, the tighter you should play. This leak detector compares your VPiP rate for each position, and lets you know if you are playing too loosely compared to the other positions.

Suited Connectors

Leak Detectors » Suited Connectors

This leak detector ensures your attempts to play suited connectors have a positive return in the long run. This leak detector can show you which suited connectors are profitable for you – and which ones aren’t.

Why do SharkScope Statistics show **, —, ??

HUD (Head-Up Display) » Why do SharkScope Statistics show **, —, ??

Sometimes a SharkScope statistic won’t be able to show a number. Instead, you’ll see two punctuation symbols. Here’s what they mean: ?? = player not found in SharkScope’s online database XX = SharkScope player lookup disabled for this…

Pocket Pairs

Leak Detectors » Pocket Pairs

You should have a VPiP of at least 85% for pocket pairs from AA to 88. Each pocket pair should have a positive return in the long run. In addition, your total pre-flop raise (PFR) divided by your VPiP for pocket pairs should be at least 1/3.

Backing up your database

Advanced Features » Backing up your database

Moving SharkScope Desktop to a new Mac Moving SharkScope Desktop to a new Windows computer Moving SharkScope Desktop from Mac to Windows Moving SharkScope Desktop from Windows to Mac

Why is BB wrong?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) » Why is BB wrong?

Since we get the blind info from hand history files, we only know about a blind increase after the first hand with the increase. This means that for the first hand after a blind increase, we’ll show BB remaining calculation using the blind levels in the previous…

Import / Export Preferences

Settings » Import / Export Preferences

You can easily move all your preferences from one computer to another. Just export a file from your old computer and import it into your new computer.