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
PokerMD

SHARKSCOPE DESKTOP 1.0 THE NEW HUD THAT BREAKS THE MOLD

(THIS HUD ADDS FEATURE OTHER HUDS JUST CAN’T HAVE!)

 

SharkScope develops a new entry into the Poker Tracking HUD market with it’s New SharkScope Desktop HUD 1.0

SharkScope has always featured information that turned into an important add-on for Tournament and SNG players. SharkScope provided the ability to get historical and up to the minute statistics of online players when they play tournaments. The tag line is “Avoid the Sharks” and while that is very true, it also gave players a chance to search their own data, which ultimately helped those savvy enough to break down the stats, to better their own game and ultimately become a positive ROI player.

Early on SharkScope created an online HUD (Heads Up Display) that over-layed on the table the same information players could get on the site, but it was real time and right there on the screen that you are playing on.

There were and are other choices for HUDs but they displayed a completely different set of figures and percentages. They tracked the hand histories and broke down the data into a percentage type overlay that would give you a real-time read on how an opponent played over time. (Percentage of raising on the button, the percentage they defended the Big Blind, a Percentage of continuation bets on the flop, and many many more key indicators) These HUDs not only take into account hand histories, they add real-time information as well, so as each hand ends the data updates. Further, you can do a self-analysis on your play. This allows you to find your strengths and weaknesses and break them down into your key indicators, such as type of games (Hold Em, Omaha, Etc.), blind amounts, bet sizing etc. Lastly, they also covered ring games (Cash tables), so you can build your bankroll using those stats one hand at a time.

All in all, if you’re serious about becoming a better player, both types of HUDS are vital to improving your game, and both gave you different stats and percentages, so both were extremely helpful and necessary. No one can dispute that information in poker is king!

As most progressive companies do today, SharkScope improved, upgraded and re-designed their HUD to better meet the needs of their customers worldwide, so SharkScope married the two types of HUDs, as only SharkScope could, because the other HUDs that are available have no access to SharkScope’s data.

Welcome to the New SharkScope Desktop HUD 1.0!

Why now? Well, it’s because the players today are much more number and percentages centric and after all “Poker starts and ends with math”.

Competition in the Online Poker HUD market is great for players. The players input has literally re-built these HUDs. They all had a great base of features’ but the players spoke about what they’d like to see and the designers listened. In doing so, all the HUDs were defined and then redefined many times till it became the fine-tuned Online Poker Tool that it is today.

SharkScope saw this as an opportunity to do something that the other HUDs couldn’t do. They developed a HUD that could do, well everything. The reason is that while SharkScope has access to the same information that the other HUDs have, none of the other HUDs have access to SharkScope’s information. Add to that a hand replayer and it becomes THE most complete HUD on the market today.

About

The New SharkScope Desktop HUD is always going to be a work in progress. The game of poker is ever evolving and so it only follows that the HUD will continue to evolve. That can happen with your questions, and ideas, as well as giving us all your feedback, the good and the better or anything you think should be refined. And there’s nothing too small or too big that you can tell us. The goal is for all of us to have access to a World Class HUD, the Gold Standard in our industry, and we can only get there with your input. Because of your help up till now, in the very near future we’ll be announcing many new Ground Breaking Features and those using the HUD will be the first to try them out.

Flexibility…there are options within the HUD which allows you to customize what you see on the overlay, so if the full suite is more than you want simply click a few buttons and now it’s YOUR HUD, molded to display exactly what you want to see.

SharkScope Desktop 1.0 is now officially released. The Desktop is a revolutionary application that combines the tracking of hand histories with the HUD display of SharkScope statistics and SharkScope database Syncing.

The HUD and data sync are included in Silver subscriptions, whereas the Hand Tracker requires a Gold subscription or for a stand-alone purchase.

For full details click here: http://www.sharkscope.com/#SharkScope-Desktop.html

Questions, Ideas, Support

Please send to Desktop@SharkScope.com

Sales send to Warren@SharkScope.com


SharkScope and 888 New Jersey form alliance for Player Data

Date Line: New Jersey May 15th 2015

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To further enhance SharkScope’s coverage, we approached 888 and was given the green light to provide tournament data–both MTTs and SNGs–to Sharkscope subscribers. The move was made to benefit 888NJ players, who can now access their data and track their quality of play to monitor their performance and improve their game.

We applaud 888NJ for their understanding of customer service as it relates to players. They understand that many players won’t play on a site where they can’t get stats (especially those who multi-table) and want to provide 888 New Jersey players access to these tools.

There are many promotions that 888 would like to introduce with this new SharkScope feature, such as $30.00 free (no deposit needed) and a deposit bonus of 100% up to $888.00.

At SharkScope we couldn’t be happier to work with a premier network like 888, and we’re thrilled at their generosity with sign-up bonuses.

If you use SharkScope and play online in New Jersey, you now have it all with 888 NJ.

Team SharkScope
Team 888NJ

First Ever Carbon Poker’s & SharkScope Achievement Race FreeRoll!

Many players qualified and joined the CarbonPoker’s SharkScope Achievement Race FreeRoll!
Remember you must be playing on Carbon Poker and be Opted In on SharkScope to qualify.

The FreeRoll started on March 15th and we started watching when it was down to 2 tables.
The prizes based on the number of starters was set at the top 3 players.
When they got down to 5 players at each table. “Hayoske” took 44 against 55 and the final table was set.
Reaching the final CabonPoker table of 9 was:
“Blcksnnds923” was the first to go out and finished in 9th place.
“AceLin” was the next to bow out in 8th place.
Then “NSpire” who finished 7th
Next there was “GottaRaiseYa” who finished in 6th
On the double bubble was “iiPositivityKARMAii” who finished in 5th place

All that was left was the opportunity to reach the top 3 where the money bubble was and no one wanted to end up in 4th and getting none of the CarbonPoker’s Free $1000.00.
Playing it out were:
“Unjust1”
“WinMeSomeMoney2”
“Bbaines97”
“ovFranklin”

When the bubble burst WinMeSomeMoney2 was sent packing and the 3 in the money players was set:
“Unjust1” Finished in 3rd place and won $200.00
“ovFranklin” ended up Heads up but finished second getting $300.00
And the Winner of the inaugural event was “Bbaines97” getting a whopping $500.00

Remember to sign up at Carbon Poker to join the Achievement Race Contest & FreeRoll!

Team Carbon
Team SharkScope

SharkScope’s Final 2014 Leaderboards

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

Our 2014 Leaderboards are now closed and once again SkaiWalkurrr proved he’s one of the best HU players in the world winning more than ½ million dollars. http://tinyurl.com/ozaubfq

44hell44 led all players by playing over 200,000 tournaments and that turned out to be a good thing as his chart shows a steady up stream curve. http://tinyurl.com/ptaq93x . In case you’re wondering that’s almost 600 tourneys a day! Talk about multi-tabling and winning while you’re at it. Bravo!

Everybody looks for consistency in their poker game and after all, your session doesn’t really end till you die or quit the game. One big session (life) is the only way that the math will even out. Stevie444 took the number 1 spot in Best 100 game streak with a mark of $1330.08. That’s a significant ROI per tourney, here’s to hoping they were super turbos! And in the Best 500 game streak w00ki3z. took top honors with an average profit of 395.25. That is consistency at its finest 500 times in a row! As a side note Stevie444 didn’t just stop at 100, he also was on the 500 game streak list in 5th place.

All of the above tournaments are on our main leaderboard page and all were achieved on PokerStars.

There are also so many other leaderboards that there are too many in number to mention. However some standouts were the return of 888 and the addition of WinningPokerNetwork, where the winner of Any Game by Network won by just over $500.00.

Any Game by Country turned out to be a big hit and the list of countries represented is 52 and growing!

In Rush & Zoom BrynKenney was the fastest and won over $150,000 in this category.

Last but certainly not least is CrownUpGuy who won over 1.5 million in scheduled tournaments.

All in all 2014 was a great year for SharkScope and Online Poker. We want to thank all of you who participated and most of all we really appreciate your posts, chats and emails referring SharkScope to your friends! Don’t forget to like our Facebook page

In 2015, stay tuned and look for all the details as we monetize the Achievements, where getting the most achievements can not only be fun but profitable too.

Have a GREAT 2015

SharkScope Team

Cyber Weekend SALE! Plus Get The HUD FREE!!

Team SharkScope wants to wish you the Happiest, Healthiest and most Profitable Holiday Season EVER, and we couldn’t think of a better way than offering a discount for the weekend.

Now that’s starting the Holiday’s off right.

So all day this Saturday and Sunday use the Bonus Code “Holidays” and you’ll get 20% off a new SharkScope subscription.

Already a subscriber? We have a gift for you too!! Any Upgrade, Any Extension or any Renewal and you’ll get 20% off too!! Same Bonus Code “Holidays”.

Now is the time and this is the weekend, on Monday were back to regular prices, so enjoy the “Holidays” with us NOW,

 

MORE PRESENTS?? you BET! or CHECK it out!! (Pun intended)

Along with William Hill Poker, SharkScope has put together a FREE HUD deal and a Bonus Offer. This deal starts right now but won’t last forever.

Sign up a NEW account at William Hill Poker and they’ll give you a bonus of 200% up to £1200, and that’s just the start!

On the heels of our Beta test of the new SharkScope Desktop (The HUD that does it all) William Hill Poker will give it away FREE as long as you play on William Hill Poker.

A FREE SHARKSCOPE HUD, now that’s a holiday gift that beats a scarf!!

Already playing on WillHill, that’s ok, you can get the HUD FREE as well. Just hit the Get the SharkScope FREE button on our site and then enter your Players Name and you’ll get it Free too.

William Hill is on the iPoker network so if you’re playing there and not getting the HUD FREE, now’s the time to make a move. William Hill is on your side on this one.

We thank you for your loyalty to SharkScope, now go enjoy your presents and may all your rivers be good ones. Ho Ho Hold’em!

A NEW NETWORK TO GET ON TRACK WITH, THE WINNING POKER NETWORK NOW COVERED

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It’s been in the works for a while now but we can finally announce the Winning Poker Network (WPN) is now being tracked by SharkScope.

 

Here are the facts:

  • For history data we’ve been able to retrieve about all Octobers results and we’re current with the data now
  • Players can report missing games on the Report Missing Game page or just click here: https://www.sharkscope.com/#Report-Missing-Games.html
  • At the moment satellites are not covered, although we hope to add them in the near future.

 

This couldn’t come at a better time as Winning Poker Network is getting ready to hold a 1 Million dollar guarantee early in December.

 

See our ad on the site for ACR’s sign up bonus to get in on all the action.

 

Sites on the WPN are:

Americas Card Room

Black Chip Poker

True Poker

BetCris Poker

BetDSI Poker

BookMaker Poker

Gambling in Canada – On Both Sides Of the Law

Gambling and betting are activities as old as competition itself – some say as old as humanity. Humanity’s perception of gambling has changed a lot through history, though. Although the activity itself is still very popular, it has often been deemed immoral, illegal, or even a sin. And, as most laws are based on ancient moral codes, sometimes betting and gambling are considered illegal activities by the lawmakers of certain countries.

 

Canada is one of the countries where the perception of gambling in general, and online gambling in special, are a little controversial. According to the applicable laws, companies are forbidden to operate online betting and gambling companies on Canadian soil. The country’s Criminal Code is the law governing the gambling and betting activities. It forbids any gambling activities within Canada that don’t fall within the exceptions set out in the law.

 

Still, after 1989 – when the first commercial casino was opened in Winnipeg – a series of gambling operations were opened in almost all provinces in the country, and “video lottery terminals” and state lotteries are also operated by local governments.

 

One of the workarounds for Canada’s prohibitive laws are offered by the authorities of the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, especially when it comes to interactive gambling operations (online poker rooms and casinos). The territory, located in the east-central part of the country, offers Canadian internet gambling operators the possibility to request a license, under certain conditions – for example, to host their web operations on the servers of Mohawk Internet Technologies, a datacenter located in the territory. The licenses to online and land based operators are issued by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.

 

Due to this “loophole”, Canadian citizens can still conduct gambling activities online. A list of the operators approve to conduct gambling activities on Canadian soil can be found at the Gaming Commission’s website, and more details about them are available through specialized websites like Grizzly Gambling or other similar operations. These websites usually present not just the operators – casinos, poker rooms and similar – but also the games available there (you won’t be able to play them here, but you can find a place to play them legally).

 

As all other industries, the one involving online gambling has its share of scammers and crooks. The Gaming Commission has strict rules assuring the fairness and correct business policies of the operators. It collaborates with various international bodies – like the eCogra, Gambling Associates, iTech Labs and others, to ensure the best and fairest gaming experience for players at the operations of its license holders.

 

In conclusion, betting itself is not illegal in Canada – the only thing not permitted by the laws is to operate gambling houses on the country’s territory. Thanks to the Mohawk, Canadian companies can operate from Canadian soil and not at the same time, providing their customers with the safety of working with a local company, and still be on the right side of the law.

Carbon Poker adds new Sit & Go format called Supersonic

How fast is too fast? Well for Carbon it just got FASTER
This is exclusive to CarbonPoker and no one else in the industry currently offers these.  We hope that other poker rooms/networks realize that there is a void in their speed offering after Hyper Turbos and adopt this format.
CarbonPoker is excited to bring players the fastest Sit & Go’s on the planet with Supersonic Sit & Go’s.

A Supersonic Sit & Go is a format where blinds increase faster than any other game type you have experienced before. Including Hyper Turbo!

There are two Supersonic Sit & Go formats to choose from:

4-Max, where the blinds increase every 2 minutes and players begin with a 300 chip – starting stack.

And Heads Up, where blinds increase every minute and players begin with a 1,500 chip – starting stack.

Supersonic Sit & Go’s do not offer a time bank to allow for the fast paced, non-stop action!

To take part in this fast and exciting tournament format open the Poker lobby, go to Sit & Go and click on Supersonic to start playing the fastest poker you have ever played!

New Players can sign up here Carbon Poker

 

New Social Media Publishing & Email Alerts

We’ve just added some exciting features to SharkScope. The new automated publishing system allows you to automatically or manually post major events on your social timelines or get directly notified through other channels such as email.

PublishNotifications

Just configure your publishing options in the Publish section of the player tab, so that future events are sent to your publishers, or click on the “Publish Now” buttons to immediately publish an old event.

ExampleFacebookNotification

Publishable events currently include major tournament successes and SharkScope leaderboard position changes, and will be expanded to include other achievements in the future.

 

 

888poker adds Xuan Liu and Sofia Lӧvgren to the Team 888poker Lineup!

Team 888poker  has gotten even stronger with the addition of two new members, Canada’s Xuan Liu and Sofia Lӧvgren from Sweden.

 

Hailing from Toronto, Xuan Liu is a regular on the poker tournament circuit, with over $1.4 million in live event cashes to her name. Her results at major events are impressive, including a $600,000 4th place finish at the PCA in 2012, and 3rd place at the EPT San Remo 2011 for $524,075.   Xuan took home her first tournament title and trophy at the IPT San Remo the previous year.

Xuan’s passion for poker began at a young age and evolved into a lucrative pastime during her time at University. Whilst studying for her post-graduate degree in Finance, Xuan travelled to Europe where she experienced her first NLH Tournament final table.  After that Xuan decided to become a full time professional.  In 2013, she was declared as one of the WPT Season XI’s ‘Ones to Watch’.

 

Sofia Lövgren is a professional poker player based in Malta and Gothenburg. Her major focus is on online cash games, but over the years she’s also achieved a strong live tournament record which has included four WSOP cashes and deep runs in the Irish Open, EPT San Remo and EPT London High Roller.  Her live tournament earnings are more than $130,000.

 

A talented writer, Sofia has her own blog and is a regular article contributor in national newspapers and European poker magazines.  She’s also extremely active in the world of social media. A 2013 Poker Listings ‘Spirit of Poker – Here Comes the Future Award’ nominee, Sofia has now taken the next exciting step in the poker career, signing as an 888 Ambassador.

 

888poker is extremely proud and excited to welcome both women to the team. They join an already strong roster of female players including Australia Poker Hall of Famer & WSOPE Bracelet winner Jackie Glazier, and American cash game specialist, Jessica Dawley.

 

To read more about Xuan Liu and Sofia Lӧvgren, please visit their official pages on the 888poker website.