Rags2Riches Poker does not support the use of tracking software (software used by players to track the play of others). We are proud to lead the way in preventing the effectiveness of software that unfairly gives players an advantage over others at the table.
In order to allow players to study their hands, Rags2Riches Poker stores a Hand History text file for every player that can be reviewed later. Tools have emerged over the years to allow players to better understand their own play by loading these text files for analysis. For some players, these tools are useful to try and learn how to better their play. Rags2Riches Poker welcomes players to study their own hand histories to better their own play, so long as they do not use tools during game play. Recently, some tools have been created that can also be used to track and store the long term play of other players at the table. Not stopping there, some tools are actually sharing their tracked data with other tool users. This allows the good possibility that players who are unfairly using these tools will have statistics on players they’ve never played against before. These tools currently rely on a common factor: that poker sites will rarely allow players to change their nicknames, if at all.
By allowing players to change their Poker Nickname often, Rags2Riches Poker thus negates the effectiveness of shared or prolonged poker data tracking.
It is important to point out that any Notes made on a player in the game will always remain linked to that player in Rags2Riches Poker’s Note system. While we strive to make our poker game fair, we realize that players want to remind themselves about the habits or behaviors of other players. Much like playing in a casino and moving to a table to play against someone you met the previous day, Notes are there to remind you personally about the people you run across, even though their Poker Nickname may change.