So I'm working on a project that will allow users to enter poker hand histories from sites like PokerStars and then display the hand to them.
It seems that regex would be a great tool for this, however I rank my regex knowledge at "slim to none".
So I'm using PHP and looping through this block of text line by line and on lines like this:
Seat 1: fabulous29 (835 in chips)
Seat 2: Nioreh_21 (6465 in chips)
Seat 3: Big Loads (3465 in chips)
Seat 4: Sauchie (2060 in chips)
I want to extract seat number, name, & chip count so the format is
Seat [number]: [letters&numbers&characters] ([number] in chips)
I have NO IDEA where to start or what commands I should even be using to optimize this.
Any advice is greatly appreciated - even if it is just a link to a tutorial on PHP regex or the name of the command(s) I should be using.