Poker Enlighter is a freeware poker simulator. It has multiple options for performing a variety of simulations. The program will calculate the percentage of winnings, losses and ties between hands or specific ranges.
All the capabilities are extensively documented in the Manual.
The main advantages of Poker Enlighter are:
- It is written in Java, which means it can run on Windows, Mac and Linux machines without any problem.
- It makes use of multi-core CPUs to increase the speed of the simulations. See the Manual for details.
- It has support for more than just Texas Hold'em. Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo are also supported.
The main disavantages of Poker Enlighter are:
- It finds percentages using brute force, not mathematics. Although this shouldn't have any
significant effect on the results themselves, it negatively affects performance.
I considered this to be a reasonable compromise. In return, I can easily include more poker types in the program.
- It's closed source. Although sometimes it's nice to look under the hood, this is not possible for the moment.
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This version fixes a critical bug which causes incorrect results in Omaha Hi/Lo simulations, improves the XML export functionality, upgrades some of the 3rd-party libraries and adds some other small improvements.Check the Changelog for more details.
This version fixes a very nasty bug which caused the "Export to XML" button to never be available.
This version, among other things, adds export functionality for simulation results and allows viewing the bar graphs in 4 different flavours. Check the Changelog for more details.
This is a bugfix version. It fixes several issues and makes multiple tweaks to the GUI. Check the Changelog for more details.
The full Manual will be available sometime in the next 24 hours.
This marks the beginning of the 2.x version line, after almost 2 years since the 1.x version line was abandoned.Please keep in mind that this is an Alpha version, which means that bugs are to be expected. You can report them using the Contact link found in the footer, or you can sign up on the forums and report them there.