Due to recent releases, you may find some of the contents of this online manual, including the video tutorials, to be outdated. Specifically, it's important to note that the current Mac version of PokerSnowie does not yet contain all the features, since the Hands Import and Hand Range are not yet implemented. However, our team is working on it. We are also currently in the process of updating these materials. In the meantime, you can get a more accurate description of PokerSnowie's features on the various platforms by visiting the Downloads page and try out the software.
Import and analyze
PokerSnowie analyzes the hands that you played in the online Poker rooms (real money ring games only, now including Ante). The import manager lets you choose hands to import and manage the imported sessions.
To start, click on 'Import files'. You will then be asked to choose one or several hand history files for importing. Alternatively, you can use 'Import folder' to import all hand histories located in that folder.
Please note that only original hand histories are supported. See a list of supported Poker rooms. Exported hand histories from third party tools are not supported.
After some time, when the analysis process is completed, you can select all or some files and view the analysis by clicking on 'View analysis'.
To manage the imported sessions, mark the desired hand histories and then either right-click on the list or use the buttons next to 'View analysis'. You can remove or rename imports and group or ungroup them.
This feature allows you to view detailed hand-by-hand and move-by-move analysis of real money hands that you have previously imported. You may select one or more sessions from the import manager or by using filters and then click on the item menu 'Hands'.
The inline filters allow you to browse your hands using several different criteria. For example, browse by moves, by errors or by blunders. It's also possible to view specific streets or moves played.
All move errors are displayed in red within the tree. Additionally they are underlined if they are also a blunder.
A "missed" move is a situation where you did not necessarily make an error, but where PokerSnowie thinks a mixed strategy is appropriate and therefore you could have also played an alternative move.
When browsing the errors and blunders you have the option to choose "improper". This allows you to view all the situations where you made a specific "improper move". For example, where you BET and it was wrong.
For more information about browsing by weak, medium or strong hands, please refer to the section about the hand strength.
You can also browse by situation, where you were "in position" (IP) or "out of position" (OOP).
Finally, if you prefer to analyze a specific hand or situation, you can click on the tree, or a particular move, and automatically create a scenario using "Copy scenario".