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Knowledge Base

MonkerSolver / MonkerViewer

MonkerSolver and MonkerViewer are game theory optimal poker tools developed by monkerware.com. Simulations can take weeks to complete on dedicated servers with very high memory (RAM) requirements. MonkerGuy does the work for you, by providing both fully solved game trees aswell as preflop charts which can be loaded in the FREE MonkerViewer application.

I Can't Find The Solution For My Game! Can You Solve It For Me?

Yes, please send details of your game to support@monkerguy.com and we'll get back to you ASAP

Setting Up MonkerViewer 1.3

- Create a new folder on your computer and name it MonkerGuy
- Create free account at https://www.monkerware.com/create.html
- Download MonkerViewer for Windows or Linux / MacOS from https://monkerware.com/viewer.html and move this file to your MonkerGuy folder
- Run MonkerViewer and login
* You may require Java! Download 64bit version from here and install

Loading Preflop Ranges In MonkerViewer 1.3

- All preflop ranges for MonkerGuy solutions can be viewed in MonkerViewer (no license required)
- When you buy MonkerGuy solutions, you'll receive a Dropbox invitation within 24 hours, you don't need a DropBox subscription.. simply choose to download the files to your computer (not save to dropbox)
- Download the file 'MonkerViewer - xxxx .zip' (or .7z)
- Extract this file to your MonkerGuy folder
* To extract .7z files you may need to install PeaZip or 7zip (google it!)
* All folders inside the Ranges folder must remain in the correct order
- Run MonkerViewer and login
- Click Settings tab and set your Ranges folder to MonkerGuy/Ranges
* It might take some time to load the Ranges folder (10 minutes+) wait!
- Click Local tab to see preflop ranges / charts
* For PLO, there are too many hand combinations to load all of them in the viewer
Click filter and start typing your hand to see the combos
Example Filter: AA - will show all AAxx hands

Loading MonkerGuy Solutions In MonkerSolver

- To view full saved runs (postflop) in MonkerSolver, you must first purchase a full license
- Purchase can be made from www.monkerware.com by signing up and logging in here
- When you buy MonkerGuy solutions, you'll receive a Dropbox invitation within 24 hours, you don't need a DropBox subscription.. simply choose to download the files to your computer (not save to dropbox)
- Download the .mkr files
- After installing MonkerSolver, move the .mkr files to your savedRuns folder
* Create the folder savedRuns inside your MonkerSolver folder
- Load .mkr files in MonkerSolver by clicking Solve tab and the open folder icon
- The number of streets you can load will depend on your available RAM. At first try loading Preflop '1 street only', then check your Resource Manager to see how much RAM you have still available. Proceed to add more streets to view postflop
- To allocate more RAM to MonkerSolver in Windows, you will need to edit /MonkerSolver/MonkerSolver.l4j.ini (just double click and open with NotePad). Inside this file -Xms refers to the RAM MonkerSolver is allocated upon startup (usually 1G is enough), while -Xmx refers to the maximum RAM MonkerSolver can use in total (set this to your PC limit)
To allocate more RAM to MonkerSolver in Linux / MacOS, you will find this setting inside the start2.sh file

How Are Bet/Raise Sizes Calculated In MonkerViewer?

Monker refers to blinds as chips. In all our sims the SB = 1 Chip
Raise sizes are always additional to the previous bet
Example: Open 3sb, means open 3sb + 2sb(big blind) = 5sb, so open 2.5bb
Example: 3bet 12sb, If the open was to 5sb then the reraise is to 17sb (12+5)
Here is the formula Monker uses for raise sizes.
(Raise % x (all previous bets + previous bet) + previous bet
Example:
Blinds 1/2.
Open raise 50%
0.50(1+2+2) + 2 = 4.5
Raise to 4.5
3bet 75%
0.75(1+2+4.5+4.5) + 4.5 = 13.5
3bet to 13.5

How Can I See Mixed Strategy In MonkerViewer?

When you are viewing the charts, press 'Enter' on your keyboard. Click back to the tree to refresh and see Mixed Strategy view



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