Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 20, 2006
Poker Academy, a leading developer of poker software products (http://www.poker-academy.com), today released Poker Academy Pro Texas Hold'em Version 2.5, which is the first Texas Hold'em poker software game and training tool that allows its users to create, simulate, and host online multi-table tournaments of any structure. A free upgrade to existing Poker Academy Pro 2.0 customers, Pro 2.5 also empowers them to seriously analyze their game play from real world experiences by now being able to import hand histories from popular online poker rooms, including Party Poker, Poker Stars, and Paradise Poker.
“With poker tournaments the rage worldwide, for fun or for money, players of any skill level need help training to win at casinos, online poker rooms, or poker leagues,” said Kurt Lange, president and chief executive of Poker Academy. “Our new version of Poker Academy Pro delivers that in spades. Players can design, simulate and save tourney structures from their favorite local casino or online poker site. We have empowered them with the tools to train to win without taking any risk.”
Added Lange, “Another compelling aspect of our multi-table tournament feature in Pro 2.5 is that individuals, organizations, or poker leagues can now host their own Holdem events online for free. To participate, one only needs to own a copy of our software. This is ideal for poker leagues who want to expand into the online world or for non-profit organizations interested in holding Texas Hold'em charity events via the Internet.”
As part of the update, Poker Academy Pro Texas Holdem 2.5 comes to market with many other new and exciting additions. The Hand Evaluator window strength tab shows better simulation values, running through 100,000 simulation trials and calculating the results in terms of your strength against 1-9 players. The Poker Academy Online Lobby has a new look and feel with a user list in the lobby that shows everyone online and where they can be found at what tables. The new Opponent Editor makes it easier to customize your own bots based on the bots included with Poker Academy Standard. Plus, with the new Opponent Editor, Pro 2.5 users can import and export customized bots as well as share their bot profiles with other users.
Other Distinguishing Components of Poker Academy Pro Texas Hold’em 2.5
Play and Learn
Game Play – Easy to use and fun to play. Challenge yourself against advanced computer opponents that learn from your actions and adapt to your play. Zip Play and Advanced Actions produce an intensified game play experience.
Advisor – Improve your game using suggestions from the advisor. Learn when to bet, check, or fold, and how often.
Game Play Advice – Pop-up alerts warn of potentially bad decisions. Messages explain why an action may be ineffective in the context of the current situation.
Tournament Clock – Host real tournaments with ease. Supply the details of your desired game and the tournament clock will manage your tournament including blind levels, breaks and payouts.
Advanced AI – Strengthen your skills against heads-up specialist bots. Artificial Intelligence derived from the world renowned University of Alberta Poker Research Group.
Tournaments – Master the strategy for major multi-table limit and no-limit tournaments. Replicate tournament structures from Party Poker and Poker Stars, or create, save, import and export your own tournament structures.
Edit Opponents – Alter opponents to mimic real-life players. Adjust aggressiveness, hand selection, odds estimation, and betting tendencies.
Hand Evaluator – Calculate and summarize a detailed evaluation of and Hold'em hand using the hand evaluator. Classification includes hand strength, draw potential, and player bias.
Action Graphs – Examine player actions at a glance. Broken down by pre-flop, post-flop, turn, and river.
Hand Histories – Scour your poker history in agonizing detail; re-live your second best hands, missed calls, and ill-timed bluffs from every hand played in Poker Academy.
Play Back Hands – Scrutinize any hand from the hand history using the animated play back option.
Filters – Research and evaluate every aspect of your game. Filter on numerous particulars including hole cards, position, sessions, among others. View actions, bankrolls, frequencies and other statistics from the results filtered.
Hand History Importing – Import, export, playback and analyze hands from Poker Stars, Party Poker, Paradise Poker and Poker Academy Online.
Simple to Play – Join our online community and build up your PAX (Poker Academy Currency) bankroll! Apply your skills against other human opponents in a play money environment that plays like real money stakes.
Chat – What's poker without table-talk? Celebrate your victories, console your victims, re-live your bad beats.
Create Tables – Create your own public and private tournaments. Create any type of Hold'em game available. No rake, no hassle, just a place to play.
Flash Cards – Entice other players by flashing your hole cards, a single card, or even a fold-and-show. This feature adds a level of realism and amusement, further enhancing the online experience.
Multi Table Tournaments – Practice poker's most popular tournament formats. Organize large tournaments against friends, family and co-workers.
Advanced Drills – Elevate your game to new heights using advanced features in Poker Academy. Improve your poker instinct by dealing all cards face-up or hiding player names.
Dealer Options – Powerful dealer options allow you to master complex aspects of Hold'em. Re-play a hand to explore different outcomes. Learn position dominance and subtle strategies by freezing the button and stacking the deck
“The release of Poker Academy Pro 2.5 is another milestone for our poker software company,” said Lange. “Our poker software developers are bar none the brightest minds in our field, whom every day pride themselves on enhancing the features and world renowned artificial intelligence that goes into our game in unimaginable ways, ways that based on customer research truly benefit the lives of Texas Hold'em players around the globe. ”
Poker Academy Pro 2.5 is available for sale online at http://www.poker-academy.com for $129 MSRP and at select retailers.
About Poker Academy
Poker Academy is a leading poker software developer. The Company develops the world’s most advanced Texas Hold’em poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help players learn, adapt and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes No Limit, Limit and Tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. offices in Minnetonka, MN. For more details, please visit http://www.poker-academy.com.