# Using Excel for poker

Red Chipper Posts: 212
edited November 2015
Just listened to the 2nd podcast and I wanted to know if any of you guys use spreadsheets for poker. How do you use it?

• RCP Coach Posts: 3,970 -
I use spreadsheets to do repetitive math (like basic EV calcs, BE %s, FE stuff, etc.).

From that podcast episode it sounds like Derric used Excel in a very unique way...but I don't personally do that
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• Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 595 ✭✭
At least im not the only one who uses excel for EV stuff
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• Red Chipper Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
I use it to track all my sessions, and whatever statistics I want to maintain. I have a chart at the bottom that looks like the stock market, with my overall profit. I keep whatever statistics I'm interested in, such as how I'm doing at certain venues, how much my staking partners have made off me, what type of games are most profitable, etc.
• Red Chipper Posts: 52
I use a spreadsheet to track all of my sessions: Casino, game limit (\$ 1-2, 2-5, 30-60) and hours played in session. I have totals and summaries at the bottom for each casino and game limit - number of sessions, total hours, total win/loss, average win rate per session, average win rate per hour. In addition I have (all casinos combined) total hours and total win/loss for each game limit and the total hourly rate for each game limit.
• Red Chipper Posts: 212
Man, I need to get in on this. Definitely an interesting read. Thanks guys.
• Red Chipper Posts: 101 ✭✭
I used to keep a spreadsheet for tracking all of my session information but I got frustrated with the limitations of Excel so I wrote a web software app that provides more sophisticated analysis and tracking capabilities. I have made it available to other players for a small annual fee. If you're interested, you can look at it and do a test drive here:

http://pokerresultsmanager.com
• Red Chipper Posts: 35
If you search "poker spreadsheet" in google you will find a wide variety of spreadsheets. There are many sheets that each do different functions.
• Red Chipper Posts: 440 ✭✭✭
I use the Run Good app. You can track both tournaments and cash.
Every bit of info you can think of:
Duration, profit total, profit per hour, most profitable day of week and most profitable location, expenses etc...
There are graphs for every session. Filters can be configured to your liking. You can also export sessions to spreadsheet applications. I really like it for cash and one of my favorite parts of this app is the ability to set goals. I had a hard time keeping accurate records before and now that I've really started working on my cash game I needed to find something a little simpler. Works for me....and keeps me honest :)
• Red Chipper Posts: 212
I use poker journal b/c my PT4 stats are off playing on the Bov. The card catcher misses hands and the difference in \$ won and what PT says is night and day. I'm keeping records on a text file too as a backup, lol. Will look into the run good app, thanks!