Table Stacking

Overview

We have added 'stacking’ to the tiling and cascading table layout options. Stacking allows players to place, or 'stack’, all the tables on top of one another while navigating from table to table using the stacking console.

The main features are:

  • Table list with relative position and timer alerts
  • Concise and clear hand history
  • Details of the players still in the hand and in their order to act allowing for quick positional assessment and previous action overlay
  • Active console table with embedded action buttons
  • Tables requiring attention, based on the time to act, clearly displayed
  • Toggle between two tables with our previous table button
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Default Stacking Layout

Table List
This is the central part of the stacking concept. It allows quick and easy navigation between tables where one can get a quick overview of the hands one is playing, the hands requiring action and the associated hole cards and community cards.

Status Description
# (Table Number): This is a generated table identifier and also appears on the table itself when the table is stacked (at bottom right above the action area) to create the connection between the table and stacking console. This is also used to indicate a Hot Hand alert.
Stakes/Game: Displays the blinds/stakes level (or if it is a tournament and the buy-in) and the game type and variant in the bottom section.
FL=Fixed Limit, NL=No Limit, PL=Pot Limit
Plrs (Players): The top half of the row displays the number of players sitting at the table at the start of the hand and the bottom half displays the total available seats (2, 6, 8, 9, 10).
Cards/Status: This will display all cards when active in the hand and also the status such as folded, watching and wait list. Click here for more information on the cards/status row.
Pos (Player Position): The top half of the row displays the player position in relation to the players remaining in the hand with the bottom half displaying the pre-flop position. Click here for more information on position and player Information section.
Time: The top half of the row displays waitlist, timebank and pre-action alerts with the bottom half displaying any timers. Click here for more information on the time column and possible timers displayed.

Cards/Status Column*
Other than displaying the hole and community cards, the possible statuses and functions are:

Status Description
Folded This text will appear when you have folded your hand except when you have chosen to have the folded cards displayed. See Preferences for more information.
Post Blind (€1.00) This will appear when you have the option to post a blind (and have Auto Post Blind unchecked). You can click on the text and it will post the blind.
I am back When you are sitting out of a hand, the text 'I am back’ will appear. You can click on the text and it will deal you into the next hand.
Watching This text will appear when you open a table but have not joined the table. For instance, this would be true if you open a tournament table other than the one you are sitting at.
Waiting to play This would appear when you are sitting at a table and waiting to join the play.
Join/Leave Waitlist This text will appear when you have either opened a table which has a waitlist or when you have joined a waitlist. You can click on the text and add you or remove you from the waitlist. See Waitlist for more information of the waitlist functionality.
Break/Pause The text 'Tournament break’ or Tournament paused’ will be displayed if either of these conditions exist in a tournament table.

* Please also note that an ‘i’ icon will appear in the bottom right when it is a multi-table tournament.

Time Column
The following are possible states of this column:

Indicator Section  
Timebank Indicator The text 'TB' will be displayed when you are using the Timebank.
Waitlist Indicator The text 'WL' will be displayed when it is a 'Waitlist’ table.
Pre-action Indicator The text 'PA' will be displayed when there are pre-actions available. This is not associated with a timer. This can be turned off in the Preferences section.
Timer Section This bottom section of the row will contain four possible timers which may be related to the above
Action Timer This will appear when you need to act in the hand.
Post Blind Timer This timer will indicate the seconds available to post the blind.
Timebank Timer The Time bank timer will not appear any different from the action timer other than the ''TB' as per above will also appear to indicate that you are using your Time bank.
Waitlist Timer This will appear (in blue) when you have the option to join the table from a waitlist.
Please note, when one is in the waitlist, your position and the total numbers in the waitlist will appear in this section. For example, 3/10 would mean that you are in third in the waitlist and a total 10 players in the waitlist.

Hand information

The Hand Information contains all the actions from the current hand in a clear format.

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It is not the same format as the current dealer chat and only contains the action data with each street highlighted in bold.

The hand will be immediately updated at the start of the next hand.

Table Console
The Table Console contains the table number, total pot, cards and hand strength information related to the active hand in the table list.

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Table Number
The table number is from the row of the active table to explicitly reference this active table.

Total Pot
This is the value of the total pot on the active table. The Total Pot text will go white and the background red when there are side-pots on the table.
The Player’s Balance will appear below the Table Pot for ease of reference.
If there is a side pot, an indicator will appear below the Table Number section.

Cards
The cards to the left will be the hole cards in Hold’em and Omaha and the community cards will be the cards to the right. In 7 Card Stud, the cards separated based on the first dealt, subsequent cards and the final card.

Hand Strength
The hand strength will be displayed just below the cards. For Hi-Lo games, one must hover over the hand strength text to see the tooltip with the hand strength for both Hi and Lo.

You can also view your personal leader board ranking here.

The advanced features

Player Information (optional)
The objective of this player display panel is to display only the active players in the hand AND display these players in the order in which they are to act – the dealer at the top and first player to act at the bottom. This is to aid fast decision making for players while multi-tabling. One will be able to quickly determine your position relative to the dealer position and what the bets are on that street.

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The following is a brief description of the columns:

Status Description
Previous Actions: The yellow and black notes icon represents your position. The grey and blue icons are the other active players. Click on the icons to display the previous actions for this player only.
Action: This is the current street actions containing the last action of this street. Check and Call will be in blue and Call will not display an amount. All Bets/Raises will be in green will have the bet amount. Folded players will be hidden unless these are required to be displayed (see Preferences for more information).
Pos (Player Position): This displays the pre-flop position for this player and is constant throughout the hand. See below for more details on this positional notation format.
Screen Name This is screen name of the active players in the hand.
Balance This is table balance of the active players in the hand.

Positional notation

There are two pieces of information displayed and both are also available in the table list:

  • Current, relative position in relation to the other active players.
  • Player position pre-flop

Relative Position
This is represented visually in relation to the dealer. If you are in the dealer position* (D), you will always be displayed at the top of the player information panel. The number of players active in the hand will be shown and you will quickly be able to visually your relative position.

Example: The hand started with 7 players. You are 1 position to the right of the dealer pre-flop (D+1). The dealer folds as do 2 other players pre-flop and the flop is dealt. You will then see ‘1/4’ and ‘D+1’ Pos column of the table list – ‘1/4’ means you are last to act (1) and there are still 4 players remaining in the hand. Therefore, you will see 4 players in the Player Information panel and you will be located in the top position.

* There is an option pre-flop to display the order to act with the big blind (BB) position at the top (see Preferences for more information).

Player Position Pre-Flop
This positional notation is constant throughout the hand and represents only the pre-flop position for Hold’em and Omaha games.

D = Dealer/Button
SB = Small Blind
BB = Big Blind

D+1 = one position to the right of the dealer
D+2 = two positions to the right of the dealer
D+n= n positions to the right of the dealer up to a maximum of 7 in a 10 handed table (as D, BB and SB will always be represented)

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Action Buttons/Area
The player actions can either be taken on the table or by using the ‘Action Area’ in the stacking console. One can also right click on the required table to display the actions when the action area is hidden (see Preferences for more information). The Action Area includes the action buttons (Fold, Check, Raise), any pre-actions (e.g. check/fold) and I am back.

Urgent Tables
The purpose of the Urgent Tables functionality is to display the top 4 tables that require your attention based on the time to act. The Urgent Tables will appear in the action area (when the action area is visible) and can also be hidden (see Preferences for more information).

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Previous Hand Toggle
This allows you to return to the previous table with one click or to ‘toggle’ between two tables with repeated clicks. The Previous Hand Toggle icon is located to the right of the action area above the Urgent Tables. This functionality can also be hidden (see Preferences for more information).

Hot Hand Alerts
The Hot Hand alerts will be shown in the stacking console in the Table List below the number in a grey color. The action area and/or console will also turn grey if this hand is the active hand in the table list. The Urgent Tables will also display the table number in grey if it is a Hot Hand.

Waitlist
You may join and leave a waitlist from the Table List itself. The Join/Leave Waitlist text will appear in the Cards/Status column and you may join/leave by clicking on the hyperlinked text without having to go to the table itself.

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Preferences

General Preferences

The general preferences contain some key options on how the stacking console will behave and look.

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Stacking Size
Depending on whether you have a hi-resolution monitor or two monitors or whether you multi-table with 4 or 14 tables will dictate how you use the stacking console and what size and functionality you require.

The larger stacking console has the advantage of having larger font size, some extra features and is easier to use and navigate. You can also have the Player Information and Action panels displayed or hidden depending on you requirements. One can also make the Table List Rows smaller to display more tables.

The smaller stacking component is smaller in width and may suit some players better; especially those that wish to tile their tables but use the stacking console from a navigational and alert perspective. It doesn’t have some of the advanced functionality available but allows more tables to be displayed at one time.

Stacking Console Position
The stacking console will, by default, open on the primary monitor. If you have a second monitor and want the stacking to be located on this second monitor, uncheck this option.

If you want to have the stacking console launched at startup, then check this option. It will be off by default.

When you want to tile/cascade, by default, the stacking console area will be excluded from the space available for the tables, thus, always displaying the stacking console. To turn this off, uncheck the option.

General Options
One can turn off the Hot Hands alert for the stacking console (see Hot Hand Alerts for more information).

One can also decide on whether to display tool tips when using the stacking console.

Display options

Table List Options
As default, winning hands will have the test ‘WON’ with the amount won below in the Pos and Time columns.

Check the ‘Display ‘Pre-Action’ Indicator option if one wants to see when a table has pre-actions, check this option.

Check the ‘Display Cards when Folded’ to see their cards and the community cards even when they have folded.

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Action Area Options
One can decide on whether to display the Urgent Table and ‘Previous Table’ features.

By default, when you click on the table in the table list, this table will come to the top of the ‘stack’ of tables. One can set this to only come to the top of the stack when one double clicks with single clicks only changing the top sections of the stacking console.

Hand Information
Hand Information Options
By default, the Hand Information actions will be color-coded.

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Player Information Options
The position notation is a visual player preference only – some players will prefer a ‘+’ and other a ‘-’ to describe the number of positions to the right of the dealer (see Position Notation for more information).

By default the position pre-flop and post-flop positions will be the same and will have the Dealer (D) at the top and the Small Blind (SB) at the bottom. If you want to have the position pre-flop with the BB at the top (as BB is the last to act pre-flop), then choose the Big Blind (BB) option.

If you want to see all folded players, check the ‘Display Folded Players’ option.

Decks
There are two stacking decks provided – one traditional deck and modern 4-color deck. These will be available in both stacking sizes with smaller cards in the small stacking list.

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