# APE - Poker Tournament M and Q Calculator

APE is a free program that helps you to calculate M and Q values for players in poker tournaments.

## What is APE?

APE calculates the M and Q of all the players at your table in a poker tournament.

APE does not automatically scrape the chip stacks from the table as you play -- you have to enter the stack sizes manually. Therefore, APE is best suited to post-tournament analysis. Use it when you want a quick and easy display of the M and Q of each player at the table at a specific point in a tournament.

Note: APE can be used to calculate M and Q in both MTT and SNG tournaments.

## How to use APE.

- Select the numbers of players at your table.
- Enter either the initial number of chips each player started with (this is the easiest), or the total number of chips in use in the tournament.
- Enter the total number of tournament entrants and the number of players left in the tournament (this will be the same as the number of seats/player if you're at the final table of an MTT or playing in an STT).
- Enter the current size of the big blind, small blind and ante (leave it blank or put "0" if there is no ante).
- Enter the stack sizes for each player at the table.
- Click "Go" and let APE do it's magic.

## Why use the APE M and Q tournament calculator?

Knowing the M and Q for you and your opponents is useful for helping to decide how you should play your hand in the middle of a poker tournament.

However, when you're reviewing and analysing hands you have played from a previous tournament, it's not much fun fiddling around with a calculator to work out the M and Q numbers for each player at the table. Furthermore, it's even trickier to round up all those M and Q numbers and have them at hand for quick reference.

APE takes the hassle out of M and Q calculations by working them out for each player for you. It also displays the M zone colours as outlined in the famous tournament poker book -- Harrington on Hold'em.

## How does APE work?

APE works from the basic formulas used for working out M and Q in poker tournaments.

**M**= stack size / (big blind + small blind + ante)**Q**= stack size / average stack size

The maths is simple. APE just makes it easier to work out and display M and Q numbers for multiple tournament players at a time.

## APE program features.

- Works out M.
- Works out Q.
- Works for both MTTs and SNGs.
- Displays corresponding M zone colours for each player.

## Why is it called "APE"?

Brace yourself:

M Calculator > M-ulator > Emulate >>>> Ape

Yeah… pretty rough. It does fit in nicely with the simian theme for tournament tools though (see CHIMP), so we'll stick with it.

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