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ICM trainer forbidden at Stars, don't forget to turn it off

    • Anssi
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 2,173
      Just opened stars with ICM trainer on background, instantly got this:

      We at PokerStars have recently detected you running a program called "PokerStrategy ICM Trainer". We would like you to know that because of this program's capability of computing advanced ICM calculations, this program is prohibited from being used at the same time as the PokerStars client.

      Perhaps you were unaware the use of this program at the same time as the PokerStars client was against the rules, or were just curious about the program, but such behaviour is against our terms of service. Those terms of service are located here:

      Please refer to sections 5.5, 5.6 and 5.9 of those terms for the relevant rules.

      More information about our prohibited and permitted third party tools can be found on our website, located at:

      We realise that you probably were unaware of the forbidden nature of this program, and therefore we will not take any of the above stern reactions due to this detection. Instead, all we ask is that you reply to this email stating that you're now aware of the rule against such programs, and that you won't use such programs on PokerStars again in the future.

      Please note, we realise this program has a legitimate use for analysing your game, so you are free to use this software whilst the PokerStars client is closed.

      Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


      PokerStars Game Security
  • 3 replies
    • LgWz
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 7,641
      Perhaps the development team could release a patch that won't allow ICM Trainer to work when Stars' software is launched. SNG Wizard did this some patches ago and now nothing happens if you have both Stars and SNG Wizard opened at the same time. It's even in the permited software list now - even though it won't work, it doesn't hurt players who forget it's opened.
    • yongchunpower
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 1
      You mean you can use ICM trainer to help out in your sit and go games? Wow that's cool
    • kingdippy2008
      Joined: 30.08.2008 Posts: 2,107
      Hey guys,

      Basically you can't be running ICM trainer at the same time as running the PokerStars client. This is because it can calculate and give you a definitive move to make like fold, raise or call. Because the Trainer is seen to be making the decision for you it is not allowed when playing.

      However you can use it when PokerStars is closed, as then it will not help you to make a decision instantly at live play. So it can be improved to analyse and improve your game, but just make sure you close it before you play ;)

      Good luck and best regards,