For the last 2 months, I’ve been working on a new Poker site. This might seem quite random, but I recently have enjoyed playing Poker and I wanted a way to be able to track my hand history, helping me to learn from my mistakes. I decided that I wanted to build a program to be able to manage my tournament history, and from there it kind of escalated into a full-blown site.
I spent a good month of the new site working on a Poker algorithm to determine the chance of winning a hand, given any number of hands and board cards. This took forever; it worked, it just wasn’t fast enough. I needed to be able to analyse millions of hands in seconds and my algorithm was barely able to do 2 million hands in under 35 seconds. So I spent a great deal of time trying to shave off milliseconds, researching how to make PHP faster in certain situations. It was actually quite fun to do.
I’ve now come to a stage where I’m alpha testing the site. I want to be able to launch a Beta for it by the end of the year. I’m going to offer a free version and a paid for version. The free version will work like the premium version, only it’ll have limited storage space and premium will have a few extra features and kinks.
If anyone who plays Poker is interested in testing it out, feel free to comment below and I can give you a link to sign up. The site works currently only for PokerStars users and for No Limit Hold ‘Em.