Ongame Hand Grabber is, as the name suggests, a handgrabber that let you datamine on the Ongame network.
Ongame Hand Grabber
Idleminer’s Ongame Hand Grabber enable you save your own hand histories as well as datamine on Ongame.
The program is a part of Idleminer’s “Hand Grabber” series, which means that it is very easy to use, but doesn’t offer any extra features. This is ideal for players who are new to datamining, since all you have to do is open the program as well as some tables on Ongame, and you are datamining.
Experienced dataminers will probably miss some more advanced features such as a table opener, which would make the datamining more efficient when you are away from your computer by automatically opening and closing tables.
Screenshot from Ongame Hand Grabber.
Ongame Hand Histories
Ongame doesn’t save normal hand histories – instead they use a database format. Fortunately both Pokertracker 3 and Holdem Manager can import hand histories from the database, so you won’t need a handgrabber if you just want to import your own hand histories.
Ongame Hand Grabber save the datamined hand histories as a normal text file on your computer, which can be a bit confusing if you aren’t familiar with this. Both Pokertracker 3 and Holdem Manager can import the hand histories saved by Ongame Hand grabber.
Pokertracker, Holdem Manager and Ongame
There are a long history of problems with the databases Ongame use for saving hand histories, and both Holdem Manager and Pokertracker 3 was occasionally missing hands when I tested them – This was at the time of writing this article, so it may have been corrected in the mean time.
If you are having problems with PT3/HM skipping hands, you may be able to solve the problem by using Ongame Hand Grabber to save hand histories from your own games, and import those instead of the “read Ongame hand histories”.
I wouldn’t recommend buying Ongame Hand Grabber just to get your own hand histories, unless missing the occasional hand is a big issue for you. The real value of the program lies in it’s ability to datamine on Ongame, and this is what is worth the money.
- Go to the download page.
- Find the Ongame Hand Grabber and select download (see image below).
- You will be taken to the account creating screen (see image below).
Use your real information – You will need to need to verify your e-mail address later.
- After registration you will be taken back to the download page.
- Find the Ongame Hand Grabber and select download like you did earlier (see image below). This time the download will start.
- Enjoy datamining Ongame with Ongame Hand Grabber.