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If you haven't registered and upgraded then please follow these steps.
- Register: Register, download and install Jivaro from Jivaro.com.
- Settings: Select settings under the user configuration button.
- Subscribe: To subscribe select Subscription - Subscribe.
- Payment: Finish the payment form.
- (Re)Start: When the payment has gone through please start or restart Jivaro and you are done.
Jivaro Main Components
JIVARO is made up of two main components: The STRIP and the Heads Up Display (HUD).
- The Strip: Opens up as a side bar on the right side of your screen. You can move it and resize it. When you start it the first time it will empty. As you start playing you will see your completed hands appear in the Strip. All your hands are securely stored on the Jivaro Cloud and you can access them at any time from the Jivaro website. One way of thinking of the Strip is the control center for the Jivaro client application.
- The HUD: Automatically appears on the poker tables you are playing on. It will not activate on tables you are just viewing. As soon as you start playing it will start collecting information about your opponents and present to you indicators and statistics on how they play and behave in certain situations.
- HUD Switcher: Jivaro Premium users can switch back and forth between a Core and Advanced HUD mode. The Core mode will only show the Core Statistics Indicator (the circle) on each player. The Advanced mode adds the Info Panel which displays the advanced statistics. No other changes are made, and for instance, the Command Center will continue to be active. Some poker players which play on multiple tables at the same time prefer using the Core mode when they start a session to keep things simple and as they get deeper into a tournament change to the Advanced mode.
- Your Current Stats: These are your current global stats and are an accumulation of all the hands you have played using Jivaro.
- Share Hand: This will share that hand on Jivaro so that other Jivarians can replay your hand, comment, and if you are unlucky, make fun of you.
- Moving and Resizing: You can move the Strip by clicking on the title bar at the top, hold the mouse button down and then moving the Strip. The Strip is designed to snap to the edges of your monitor so if the Strip is as high as you monitor it will snap to the top of your monitor. If you want it to be free from the edges then make sure it is shorter than your screen area.
- Logout: To log out without closing the Strip press the three lines at the top and main Strip window will slide to the right and reveal the logout option.
- The Jivaro Caddy: So, you've been experiencing issues with the Jivaro Application and you need help ASAP? Meet the Jivaro Caddy, an easy to use issue report tool. Click the options button next to the Jivaro logo on the Strip, follow the instructions there and we'll look into the problem as fast as we can.
- Settings: The settings panel in the top left corner allows you to:
- Hide VIP status
- M-Zone by default instead of Big Blinds
- Show Core Stats by default
- Hide the Command Center
- Hide Pot Odds
- Two Main Parts: The Core Stats is the circular indicator around the players avatar and the Info Panel which is the box that either extends out from the Core Stats indicator or below it, depends on the table theme you have selected.
- Core Stats: Contains the core statistics on each player: VPIP, PFR and AFq. These are explained in detail and how to use later in this guide.
- VPIP: Voluntarily Put Money In Pot.
- PFR: Pre Flop Raise.
- AFq: Aggression Frequency.
- Number of Hands: Shows how many hands you played against each player. The higher this number is the more accurate all stats are.
- Info Panel: Contains everything else Jivaro tracks and displays.
- Player Name: The poker rooms players name.
- Stack Size: The players current stack size (money)
- Number of Big Blinds: How many big blinds the player can afford.
- M-Zone: Toggle between Harrington's famous M-Zone and BB by clicking on the number.
- Advanced Statistics: The stats displayed in this area change depending upon the players position at the table and the street.
- Positional Awareness: The statistics shown depend on the players posistion.
- Street switching: You have the option to switch statistics depending on streets.
- Mouseover: By moving the mouse over the Core Stats Indicator this panel will display the numerical values of VPIP, PFR and AFq.
- Toggle Stats View: Switch between core stats and advanced (ST & FST)
- Statistics Explained: For detailed explanation of each of the stats used in Jivaro please refer to the Statistics in Jivaro Guide
- Indicators: VPIP and PFR grow from the bottom and up, and AFq grows from left.
- Note on Measurement Display: VPIP shows percentages from 0 to 100%, but the VPIP percentage compared to the dial color will be displayed in an exponential scale. For example, if a player has a VPIP of 10% the dial will be approx. 25% full, whereas if a player has a VPIP of 40% the dial will be approx. 75% full. Even though the valid range of values goes from 0 to 100 percent, the most relative and sensitive range is really only from 5-30% in most cases. In other words, most players don't really care whether someone's VPIP is 65% or 85%. But you care a lot about the difference between 5 and 25% and we want the graphical representation to emphasize this.
- Note on PFR: The PFR meter represents a percentage of played hands (VPIP) the player has raised so a player with 15% VPIP can have 100% PFR which means he has raised all the hands he has entered. To get the actual PFR percentage just mouseover the PFR and you will see the non-computed value, which in this case would be 15%.
Live Notes and Coloring
- Jivaro Premium will automatically display notes and coloring.
- Color tags are displayed at the top of the Statistics Panel.
- To add notes & color tags by right mouse-clicking on the users avatar image within the circular indicator.
The tournament Info Panel collects information about each of the tournaments tables you are seated down at and provides you with a quick and easy overview. Things such as tournament type, winnings, entrants, places paid, remaining players.
This feature is especially useful for tournament players as they won‘t have to browse to multiple locations to see how they are doing in each of the active tournaments.
The cash game Command Center displays information such as your win / loss, average VPIP and average aggression frequency on the table.
- Bring Strip to front: By clicking on the Jivaro logo the Strip will appear from underneath all other windows on your screen. Consider this a shortcut when accessing the Strip.
- Street Switcher: Is made up of 4 icons: Preflop, Flop, Turn and River. You have the option of checking players stats on each of the streets by pressing any of the street buttons.
- Street switching keyboard shortcuts: You have the option of checking players stats on each of the streets by pressing the left and right arrows on your keyboard.
- Street switching arrows: You have the option of checking players stats on each of the streets by pressing the arrows on either side of the community cards.
- Open/Close: This simply opens and closes the Command Center. So if you need access to the chat to tell someone how you feel about their playing just press the blue button and type away.
- Tournament Prizes: Displays the first prize, next prize (remaining players to reach that prize) and secured prize (so if that number is higher than $0 that means you are in the money).
- Largest, average and smallest stack: Shows all the relevant stack information for each tournament.
- Pot Odds: Pot odds are displayed live and in real time. They change with every bet and help you with your decision making. The odds you get when analyzing the current size of the pot vs. your next call. "There's $200 already in the pot, and only another $10 bet coming at me, so my pot odds are good if I hit that flush."
- Win/loss: Displays your winnings/losses at each table.
- Table VPIP: The average VPIP for the table.
- Table AFq: The average aggression frequency for the table.
- Players per flop: The average number of players per flop.