StarsHelper review

StarsHelper is a utility for playing at PokerStars that can be used both by beginners and professionals. It will be a fine addition to the tracking programs (HM2/PT4/H2N).

StarsHelper allows us to convert the stack size in BB (big blinds), create the bets’ patterns for the various game situations, use the hot-keys, HUD, mark the tabs with different colors (it depends on the settings). In many instances it automates the game process and does it more comfortable for you.

So, if you are bored with the outdated “freezing” programs and you want to secure yourself from the continuous pop-ups, automate the game process, see the chips in BB and get the current stats on the opponents at the table, then you should try to use StarsHelper.

The program has a wide range of useful functions, such as:

  • Displaying of the stacks/bets in BB.
  • Bluff equity.
  • HUD StarsHelper
  • Pot odds.
  • Stack size patterns for all the situations.
  • Hot-keys for the different actions.
  • Convenient table placement during the multi-tabling.
  • Colored frames for the tables.
  • Pop-ups auto-closing.
  • Auto-pressing “Time Bank”, «I’m back», «Seat Available», that is very convenient during the multi-tabling.

Let's review the most interesting features of the program in details.

The developers have embedded their own unique HUD in the app. There is the following information in it:

  • Your outs.
  • Pot odds.
  • Fold equity.
  • Session length timer.
  • $ in BB.
  • The time that the opponent spent on the action.
  • SPR (stack to pot ratio).
  • Positional statistics from HM2/PT4.
  • The history of the players’ all actions at the table.
  • Detailed information about the tournament (now there is no need to enter the lobby in order to find out all the necessary information).

With StarsHelper the PokerStars table looks like this:

StarsHelper at PokerStars

Automatic actions

The main feature is to enable “Time bank”. This option gives the player opportunity to automatically enable “Time bank” for BB, which won’t allow him to miss his move when playing at many tables simultaneously.

As for the other automatic actions, it is worth noting the closing of various unnecessary windows, auto-pressing the button “I’m Back”, auto-ticking the box “Sit out next BB” (or next hand), depending on your stack size.

Preliminary bet size

With this function, you can set the bet sizes on different streets and in different situations in cash games and tournaments. The parameters are set depending on the blinds’ level, pot size, position, stack, number of players and other factors.


This option means the ability to set hot-keys and automate the actions for setting bet sizes, leaving the table, closing the auxiliary windows, managing the number of active tables and more.

Tables highlighting

The advantage of such option is that you can flexibly customize the conditions under which the window will be highlighted. You can highlight the tables depending on such factors as blinds’ level, your stack size, pot size, depending on the table size (6-max/ 9-max etc.), depending on your current position.

The program lifetime license costs $35. Also there is a trial period (30 days) and during this time you can use StarsHelper functionalities free of charge. In order to do it you should just download the program at the official website and run the trial version.

StarsHelper can be used on any number of computers. The program is linked to your PokerStars account.

If you're thinking about the purchasing, it can be carried out through the popular payment systems such as PayPal, Skrill and WebMoney. The account activation is carried out after a license key purchasing.

It is much better to download StarsHelper program at the official soft website. It is downloaded quickly and installed easily. StarsHelper settings is a more difficult task, however, you can easily figure it out.

In order not to write a lot about the StarsHelper installation process and the program set-up, we suggest you to watch the video: “StarsHelper installation and its set-up”. In this video all the process is well-described and graphically demonstrated.

System requirements

In general, StarsHelper program is undemanding, however, the following conditions should be met:

  • Availability of Microsoft .NET Framework (version 4.0 and higher) installed;
  • ОС Windows 7,8,10, or Windows XP;
  • PokerStars table theme shouldn’t destroy the chat (but it can hide it).

StarsHelper advantages

StarsHelper is a useful assistant with many advantages for playing at PokerStars:

  • Convenient conversion of all chips to BB;
  • Informative Heads-Up Display with a large number of options;
  • Comfortable play at 6-8max tables;
  • Quick setting of all necessary parameters;
  • Simple and comprehensible interface;
  • Low cost of license.

As for disadvantages, StarsHelper doesn’t have them because the developers have taken into account all the nuances of playing at PokerStars. They created a useful software for players.

StarsHelper is one of the permitted program for PokerStars, that’s why you can easily use it in the client. However, some problems may arise periodically as it happens during the work of any other soft.

The solution of the common StarsHelper problems at PokerStars

What should you do if the hot-keys have stopped to operate?

Such a problem may arise because of a wrong running of the poker-room client. That’s why it is recommended to make the settings beforehand in order for the PokerStars program will be run as administrator. It can be set-up in the menu “properties” – “compatibility” that is opened by clicking the right mouse button on a shortcut or the program setup file.

Periodically the problems in StarsHelper operating related to PokerStars updating may arise. The soft developers assure that they are doing all the necessary things for their program to run correctly in a new version. If you don’t want to wait and wish to play with StarsHelper, then you can choose not to update the client. In order to do it you should just click Cancel when the offer to download the last PokerStars version will appear in front of you, and run the client through PokerStars.exe file in the program folder.

If you basically play at PokerStars and consider that functionalities of this soft will be useful for you, then we offer you to download StarsHelper.

You can buy StarsHelper on the official website in a convenient for you way.