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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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5 Comments
  • Junglefever1121
    September 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I played around 2000 hands so far and I wonder about my stats. 2000 hands is nothing but I deal with NOW, and want to prevent the excuse oh well…. Overall 4bb per 100 fantastic, if I see in reality that my non showdown line is pretty bad. I know the stat what is W$WF must be around 50 to see if you not too passive on flop. I do not feel I am to passive just make the right decisions( I think) to fold hands what will get me in trouble later streets or beat all ready! But again After how many hands we could actually have solid stats.

    Thanks at forehand for the answers given.
    SW

    • Mike "fooz" Gano
      September 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      I wouldn’t pay too much attention to your graph for the first 30k hands or so. But your stats are looking good! Yes your WWSF is lower, but that’s fine for your stakes.

      • Junglefever1121
        September 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

        Thanks Mike!! It that fine for my stakes because of people are not really bluffing in these lower stakes and mostly play made hands post flop? I would like to understand why it that does not matter to much at the lower stakes. Have a blessed day!

        • Mike "fooz" Gano
          September 11, 2015 at 3:05 am

          The more fishy your games are, the more you have to go to showdown and win. So the less you need to worry about winning without showdown.

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