Straightforward Means To Enhance Poker Winnings (Overview + Information) – Poker Fortress

Sharkscope is a search engine that means that you can entry database with on-line poker tournaments outcomes. It’s the largest database of that sort and covers all on-line poker rooms that host tournaments. Sharkscope is among the essential purposes that event gamers use throughout the play and in preparation for the play. Sharkscope outcomes present much-needed details about your opponents and statistical particulars in regards to the particular event. 

Why use the Sharkscope

The participant pool, particularly in micro and low stakes, is so huge that you just received’t have any details about your opponents on the desk. You might need some regulars marked or some huge fish from earlier periods, however aside from that, you largely may have little or no details about your opponents.

Even for those who use monitoring software program and a HUD, it takes a while to amass large enough of a pattern to make an knowledgeable judgment about your opponents. With the assistance of Sharkscope, you may immediately “scope” gamers (Poker slang while you seek for a participant with Sharkscope) on the desk and have an perception have a look at their outcomes. 

If the pattern is large enough, you may very simply acknowledge who’s the leisure and who skilled. That easy info can sway your determination course of massively when enjoying versus a selected villain. Even the shortage of a pattern is info by itself since it’s nearly inconceivable for any person to be a superb participant if he solely performed 150 mtts in two years. A extra detailed have a look at the outcomes can inform you who’s a crusher at a sure stake stage or if any person is barely beating the sport. 

Sharkscope pricing 

Sharkscope has a subscription-based cost program. Completely different subscription plans can be found so you may select your plan primarily based in your private wants. They provide 5 free every day searches to all customers. These 5 free searches are added to your subscription plan. For instance, In the event you purchase a bronze plan with 10 every day searches, you may nonetheless use these 5 free ones, supplying you with a complete of 15 searches.

The principle distinction between the plans is the variety of every day searches, however they do supply further perks for those who select a sophisticated plan. Thoughts that you should use free searches just for primary search with out superior filters.

There are two varieties of searches: primary and superior. Primary search provides you all the info in regards to the participant, whereas superior search provides you the choices to make use of filters. With these filters, you can also make exact inquiries about gamers. Subscription plan# of every day searchesAdvanced filtersSharkscope HUDHand trackerFree5///Bronze10✔//SIlver150✔✔/Gold1000✔✔✔Platinum3000✔✔✔Desk 1: Sharkscope perks enhance with the subscription plan.

Plan pricing modifications with the size/period of time that you just need to subscribe to. They provide month-to-month, quarterly, and yearly billing. Yearly plans are the most cost effective, however you need to commit for an prolonged interval, and you’re unable to pause your subscription. That isn’t an issue for those who plan on enjoying for a full yr continuous however turns into one if you wish to take a month off or play money video games for some time. For money video games you don’t want the Sharkscope, however a Software program like HoldemManager or PokerTracker as an alternative.

From my private expertise, a Silver plan with a quarterly subscription presents the perfect worth if you’re enjoying professionally. 150 searches per day to make use of is greater than sufficient for the every day grind, and 14$ month-to-month expense is nothing in comparison with all the advantages that you’re getting. Subscription lengthSubscription planMonthlyQuarterlyYearlyBronze$10$8$6Silver$16$14$12Gold$32$29$26Platinum$60$50$42Table 2: Subscription plan pricing modifications with subscription size

Superior filters

Superior filters are nice for evaluation of your personal or your opponent’s event outcomes. They assist you to dissect and offer you a extra in-depth look into event outcomes. For instance, you may test how somebody is doing in PKOs versus common tournaments, or you may kind event outcomes primarily based on stake stage and examine them with one another. 

How you can use superior filters

On this chapter, we’re going to present you level by level methods to use superior filters to extend your search accuracy and obtain higher outcomes.

Sharkscope advanced filters.Picture 1: Screenshot of “Superior search” foyer Kind in nickname that you just need to lookup
 You possibly can choose a selected community or search by way of all of them. Some gamers use the identical nickname on all of the websites that they play.
 You possibly can select between scheduled mtts and Sit and go’s. ScheduledSit and goPKO tournamentsOne desk Sit and goRegular tournamentsJackpot sit and go (Spins, Twisters, expresso..)Turbos, hypersOn-demandShootout180,45,18 mans (SNG mtt)Desk 3: Two completely different classes of tournamentsSelect minimal and most entries per event. Picture 2: Comparability of event end result on the completely different stake levelHere, you may choose a buy-in vary. For instance, you may test how your outcomes differ per stake stage. Within the first search, we chosen a buy-in vary between 11 and 30 and within the subsequent one between 1 and 10.
Choose the kind of event. Right here you may isolate various kinds of tournaments.

Picture 3: Menu for choice of event varieties

Solely the outcomes of the categories that you just selected shall be displayed.

Picture 4: Search outcomes for restricted for hypers, turbos, and knockouts

 Exclude the kind of tournaments. This works the identical because the earlier, however right here, choosing a sort, you exclude it from outcomes. 
Right here, you choose a date vary or particular interval.

Picture 5: Dropdown menu for time choice

Kind within the quantity of rakeback that you’re receiving so it may be added to your outcomes.

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Picture 6: Event outcomes graph with Rakeback.

If you need simply to test the outcomes of the final 100 tournaments that you just performed – kind in 100
You possibly can see the outcomes from particularly named tournaments for those who kind of their identify right here like “The Large” and “The Sizzling” on PokerStars or “Monster Stack” on Winamax (Test picture 11).
Right here, you may kind your outcomes per day of the week. You possibly can examine completely different days with one another and see which of them are extra worthwhile.

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Picture 7: Dropdown menu for enjoying day choice

Creation of a bunch: Helpful for enjoying on a number of poker websites

Sharkscope provides you the choice of making a bunch of gamers. This comes very helpful if you’re enjoying on a number of poker websites. You possibly can be part of all of your aliases into one group and test the outcomes as one. To create a bunch, you first need to scope all of the nicknames that you just need to add within the group.

Choose “Gamers Teams” choice (1) and press “Create New.” Within the subsequent step, add all (2) the gamers from the proper facet of the window into the left facet. To merge all chosen gamers into one, you need to select the “Consolidated” choice (3) and press apply. To scope your group, you need to select “Participant Group” in “Choose a community” menu (4), kind in your participant group, and press search. The outcomes shall be proven as one mixed participant (5).

Group creating in SharkscopePicture 8: Group creation in Sharkscope

Group creation isn’t simply helpful to your private outcomes show but in addition for the evaluation of the profitability of tournaments. To try this, you may incorporate one other perform of Sharkscope, Leaderboards. Sharkscope leaderboards present protection for a lot of poker rooms, event varieties, and buy-in ranges.

The leaderboards monitor gamers with probably the most revenue and the largest quantity (variety of mtts performed) per yr. To determine how good the video games that you’re fascinated with are, you should use the outcomes from the leaderboards. To try this, you may be part of all of the gamers from the leaderboard with the best quantity into one group.

Leaderboards in Sharkscope.Picture 9: Leaderboard in Sharkscope

Let’s say that you just need to begin incorporating new tournaments into your enjoying schedule from some smaller websites. However first, you’d need to test how good the provided video games are. In our instance, we checked how a lot revenue you may probably make per sport within the poker site Winamax. We joined the gamers from the leaderboard who performed probably the most mtts into a bunch and checked the outcomes.

To test how the group is doing at completely different buy-ins, you need to click on the “breakdown” tab. The outcomes displayed offers you a tough estimate of how a lot cash you may probably make at numerous buy-level. In our case, we checked the profitability of tournaments within the 10€ to twenty€ buy-in vary on Winamax. We will see within the image beneath that video games might be extraordinarily worthwhile that in fact if we’ve the abilities to beat them.

Breakdown of filtered results in Sharkscope.Picture 10: Breakdown of filtered leads to Sharkscope

With using the filters, you may test how the group is performing in turbos, PKOs or you may isolate your search to a particularly named  event like “Monster stack” (which is a well-liked kind on Winamax).

Grouping tournaments results in Sharkscope.Picture 11: Group event outcomes per event kind

How you can discover a good event

“Discover a event” perform provides you the report of the event with all of the important details about it. To discover a event, you first want an ID variety of mtt. An ID quantity is discovered within the foyer of the event, often within the foyer window title.

Tournament lobby with tournament ID in red.Picture 12: Event foyer with event ID marked with crimson

Operate “Discover a Event” is great when you find yourself creating your poker enjoying schedule. You possibly can test how robust the sector of the event is by trying on the Av. Capacity quantity.

Sharkscope capability is the ranking that Sharscope assessed to a participant primarily based on their poker participant stats and outcomes. The ranking largely will depend on the stake stage and success at it.

Av. Capacity of the event is the typical of all gamers’ talents. It’s a reasonably neat method of determining how worthwhile the event is. Av. capability grows with the buy-in value.

A 100$ event with 75 common capability is extraordinarily mushy whereas a ten$ with the identical av. capability is unplayable as a result of the sector is simply too robust. Even if you’re enjoying poker simply recreationally, it’s a great way of discovering the softest sport in your buy-in vary.

Sharkscope - tournaments comparisonPicture 13: Comparability of three tournaments on the similar buy-in lever at completely different websites

Sharkscope options

Sharkscope just isn’t the one database that tracks event poker outcomes. There are different websites like Sharkscope. The opposite two mostly used are (OPR) and

OPR is a free database, however sadly, since 2019, they monitor solely Partypoker tournaments. So if you’re primarily enjoying on Partypoker, OPR will do the job at no cost. You possibly can’t do deep event outcomes evaluation like in Sharkscope, however you may nonetheless test gamers’ outcomes. You possibly can nonetheless test the outdated outcomes from different coated websites, however you may solely see knowledge earlier than June 2019.

Pokerprolabs presents primary details about a participant at no cost, which is sufficient for those who simply need to test if any person is common or leisure. Primary stats like avg. BI, ROI, revenue are offered together with graphs, favourite video games, current giant cashes, and final 10 tournaments. Extra options are provided, however you need to be a subscriber.

Pricing is similar to Sharkscope, they usually supply 10 superior free searches per day. The unhealthy facet of Pokerprolabs is that they don’t rely rebuys, add ons, and bounties, which may skew the outcomes. In rebuy tournaments, your earnings shall be proven greater than in actuality whereas in PKOs smaller.

These options present the fundamental info nearly simply pretty much as good as Sharkscope so you should use their free searches for fast inquiries about gamers (Principally if any person is common or leisure). 

How you can Decide-in / Decide-out on Sharkscope

As a subscriber, you may have an choice to opt-in or opt-out your outcomes from public show. Some poker websites don’t permit the general public show of gamers’ outcomes with out consent. So you need to manually opt-in to see your outcomes. Each poker site has a unique method of permitting gamers to opt-in.

On 888, you need to register for the imaginary event “Sharkscope,” whereas on Pokerstars, you need to switch 0.03$ to a participant with ID “SharkScope.” It’s also possible to request that your outcomes be utterly hidden. In a sport of incomplete info, it’s truly good to cover your outcomes from the general public show, particularly when you’ve got different means to trace your outcomes like Pokertracker or Holdem Supervisor.

Whenever you manually request an opt-out, there shall be no info accessible about your enjoying alias. To cover your outcomes, click on on the choices menu, discover opt-out, and observe the directions which might be offered to your explicit poker site.

Opting out on Sharkscope.Picture 16: How you can Decide-Out

Sharkscope additionally has a “Reset statistic” risk, which clears your earlier outcomes and sort of provides you a clean slate. Some gamers wish to reset their event outcomes on a month-to-month or a yearly foundation. To make use of all of the choices talked about above, you need to be a paying subscriber.

Difference between opt-in and opt-out results on Sharkscope.Picture 17: Show of opt-in and opt-out outcomes.


Sharkscope is by far the perfect event outcomes database. There are different databases that monitor on-line poker event outcomes, however none of them do pretty much as good of a job as Sharkscope. Sharkscope supplies protection for the overwhelming majority of poker websites, whereas options lack the dealing with of newer or smaller poker rooms. Sharkscope means that you can dig deeper into event outcomes and extract info that may probably enhance your profitability.

For the creation of a enjoying schedule, it’s completely essential to make use of the assistance of Sharkscope to optimize your enjoying time frames and choice of tournaments. The event outcomes are displayed very clearly and are simply manipulated for particular inquiries.

In case you are enjoying poker sometimes for recreation and having some enjoyable, it’s in all probability greatest to make use of up the free searches on all talked about databases to keep away from further prices. However suppose you’re planning to maneuver your sport on one other stage – in that case, you need to strongly think about shopping for these further searches and scope as many opponents as doable to realize a small aggressive benefit.