Welcome to SharkScopers, Hosted by the PokerMD

My name is Warren Karp

docWhen I first developed PokerMD it was a way to give back to the poker community and to help each other learn. When Online Poker became a reality we shared ideas and strategies that helped us to do well in an emerging market. One of the tools we learned about was Sharkscope. We learned how it worked and took advantage of the many facets of data it provided. Remember in poker, knowledge is king and SharkScope provided plenty of knowledge by way of data and statistics. The conversation went on as new pieces of information became available and as I travelled around I found that the conversation was continuing offline as well.

SharkScope is the oldest and best known poker tournament tracking website. Since it was established in 2005, it has consistently ranked in the top 10 most visited poker content websites in the world. We take pride in the accuracy of our tracking and the amount of novel and unique features we offer all classes of poker players from novices up to high volume professionals. Consequently, around 20% of all online poker tournament players visit SharkScope each month.

Here’s the great part. Not only can you read about new and important features here but we’ve set up a FaceBook Page as well where you can find discounts, specials and post questions and get answers. Like us there and get full access.

Were also on Twitter @SharkScope and on Google+ so come “HangOut” with us

SharkScopers powered by PokerMD where knowledge is power and it’s all just a click away!

Hope That Helps

Warren Karp

Party’s Lucky 7 and PokerStars Michigan

Hi Scopers,

In February 2020 PokerStars launched in Michigan.

That’s good news for poker players living in Michigan. The even better news is that the SharkScope Desktop HUD is 100% ready for PokerStars Michigan.

PartyPoker Added 7-seat tables and as luck would have it we’ve added them to the HUD as well. SharkScope Desktop keeping up with the lucky numbers!

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

Happy & Healthy Holiday from SharkScope Desktop

Hi Scopers,

2020 was a tough year, and we still need to mask and distance!

On the bright side, things are looking up and by this time next year, we hope to be clear of the Pandemic.

In the meanwhile be kind and good to everyone, except of course at the poker table! 🙂

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

Stars, 888 SharkScope Desktop keeps you updated!

Hi Scopers,

You got the Stars we’ve got the time!

Support has been added for PokerStars ‘Poker time left/Temps de poker restant’-tables.

The newest added sites include de.888Poker.com(for Windows and Mac)  & 308bets10.com

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

SharkScope Desktop HUD Adds more Rooms

Hi Scopers,

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and playing online poker inside.

We’ve been working hard to add more sites to our line-up and this includes Mac as well.

Added Boyles Poker, True Poker for Mac, PartyPoker (Italian) for Mac, bet365.ee, Sportium Poker.

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

Stars Zoom Ante UP

Hi Scopers,

Pokerstars Zoom has now added antes, and we added support for it.

Depending on which side of the fence you’re on you’re saying “Wasn’t this fast enough?” or as others say “The faster the better”.

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

MicroGaming sites Migrate to iPoker, Have HUD will travel!

Hi Scopers,

MicroGaming is no more, but iPoker has taken up the slack.

Great news for players of Microgaming players now they have a larger pool of players and bigger guarantees.

With so many sites doing the migration, you’ll have many choices

These are now supported as the newest members of iPoker!

Betsson, Grossvenor, Red Star, Coolbet, PAF

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

Italy and Romania SharkScope’s Desktop added Sites

Hi Scopers,

Joining the

SharkScope’s Desktop family of the Poker Sites we now cover is BGame.it in Italy.

Also included is Romanian standout Netbet.ro

Both sites are now available to configure in the HUD.

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

PokerStars “All-in Cash Out” now supported by SharkScope Desktop

SharkScope’s Desktop HUD and hand tracker now work fully with all-in cash out hands.

PokerStars recently introduced “all-in cash-out” on some tables. Here’s how it works:

When an all-in situation occurs in a cash game and players’ hands are revealed (before the river and with no more action pending), we calculate each hand’s probability to win the pot and assign a cash out value to each hand, based on those probabilities.

Players in the all-in pot will be presented with the option to cash out their hand and receive the cash out amount, risk-free. If they decline, they will continue to contest the entire pot (and any side pots in which they are involved) as usual.

Once a player chooses to cash out they will no longer be eligible to contest any portion of the pot, and will receive the offered amount added to their stack immediately.

Players declining the cash out option will still need the best hand at showdown to win the pot, even if all their opponents have cashed out.

So that’s how all-in cash out works. But should you use it?

Well, it’s your call, or fold. That’s because by definition it is a “minus EV” feature.

PokerStars writes:

The cash out value offered is calculated per the formula below:

Hand value = (pot size – rake) x probability of winning

They call it hand value, but it is also the exact formula for Equity Value.

PokerStars doesn’t give you the full hand value:

We apply a 1% cash out fee on value of your hand (not the entire pot), deducted prior to offering the cash out amount.

So all-in cash out gives you precisely 1% below your equity value (EV).

Good poker players know they need to take every chance to maximize EV. A feature offered by PokerStars that eats away at EV is, in my opinion, something you should avoid.

SharkScope Desktop, still the only HUD with SharkScope statistics!

SharkScope Achievements Awarded Free Cash by Online Giant TigerGaming!

TigerGaming on the Chico Network Sponsors SharkScope Achievements

As our SharkScope Achievements new host TigerGaming, on the Chico Network is giving away a stunning $3000 in total just for playing on TigerGaming. $1500 will come by being in the top 5 on our TigerGaming achievements leader board and $1500 in a freeroll on the TigerGaming site, the second Sunday following the end of the month. All you have to do is play on TigerGaming and enter your screen name to the Sharkscope Achievements leaderboard to be eligible.

If you’re not on TigerGaming, Join Now as July’s achievement challenge is about to heat up and now’s the time to earn those achievements.

5 is the magic number because the top 5 earn CASH and with just 5 Achievement points you are automatically entered into the Freeroll tournament on TigerGaming!


When all is said and done the total in free money is $3000.

Remember, all you have to do is enter your screen name if you’re a TigerGaming player and if you’re not, well what are you waiting for? Sign up NOW!

SharkScope is proud to have a partner in the achievement challenge and we’re thrilled with the way TigerGaming has responded. We certainly suggest you play on TigerGaming!


Team SharkScope

Team TigerGaming

2017 Leaderboards Completed – Cheers to the winners

Happy New Year everyone, we hope it was a good and profitable year.

Our 2017 Leaderboards are now closed and this year we have all new names atop the 4 main leader boards!

For profit and after all that’s the bottom line, the big moneyin the top 4 places all had over 1 million in winnings. In first was Svzff at 1.78 million followed by Epiphany77 at 1.23 million then came Sordykrd 1.18 and our last millionaire was Joshuah333 with 1.13

Then we see that there are great players all over the world. Represented are Estonia, Ukraine, Malta and Mexico. Noqqx led the wat with a total of $315,967 followed by Sauron 1 at $253,181 then Zimiso7 at $229,162 and in 4th place was at $144,451

In the count catagory, we are only listing the first place in this post. Slayerv1fan played 202,004. Where does he get the time? He might need a new mouse a month!!

The best 500 streak average profit belongs to a WPN player named V2the3 who averaged a very respectful $153. The 100 count category was led by  Stevie444 from Mexico at $616.96

One of my favorite categories is Single Table Wins in a row. Who wouldn’t love to win 10 in a row? Ajax109 accomplished just that.

Want to see your favorite category? Head on over to the Sharkscope Leaderboard page and check it out. Some of the accomplishments are amazing!

Want to be listed on the Sharkscope Leaderboard page, go there now and submit your name.

Don’t forget to checkout the New SharkScope Desktop. This all in one tool proved to be a great success in 2017 and more networks and refinements are due in 2018, so get yours today!

Have a GREAT 2018 and the 2018 leader boards are now open!!!

SharkScope Team