How to setup your Poker HUD (part 2) [video]
This is the follow up to how to setup your Poker HUD part 1 where we built a basic poker HUD from scratch covering the essential poker stats you need to setup first.
Poker HUD Notes
Now Mike opens up the hand replayer to demo what the HUD looks like. He also gives a glimpse of his “uber HUD” that he uses for his poker coaching lessons.
We also get into some of the Holdem Manager settings including how and where to control the colors and thresholds for the different statistics. To access these, click on “HUD settings”.
Pro tip: a viewer suggested that the thresholds used for the “name” statistic in Holdem Manager are based on how many big blinds the player has in his stack. Perhaps someone else can confirm this in the comments!
Going further with the settings, Mike shows how to setup abbreviations for your statistics so you can remember which is which. He discusses whether or not you should set minimum samples and whether or not you should hide the hero HUD. You can use the auto-rate icon when you first start to get some easy to follow reads right away! E.g. it’ll put a fish icon on the fish and an eagle on the pros.
Mike pulls up a pocket Aces hand and looks around the table. He demonstrates how to check the individual sample size on a statistic using the popup. Eventually we can learn how many total hands you’ll need before you can rely on each statistic, but it’s a good idea to use the popup technique for a while.
Here’s a trick with the settings to keep all of your poker stats organized (in columns that line up): always use two digits! This uses 99 for example instead of 100. And 06 instead of 6. You’ll also want to be sure to use a fixed width font.
Mike gives a practical example on how to use the aggression percentage statistic using one of the regulars in the Black Chip Poker 25NL game. This player has a 45% aggression precentage, so we can exploit him by trapping. We slowplay a bit more and give him more opportunities to bluff. He won’t be able to help himself.
Finally Mike explains the cold call (raise) statistic and why it’s important.
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