How to setup your Poker HUD (part 3) [video]
Poker HUD Notes
Now, we get into some more advanced statics. For these you will need at least 1,000 hands on your opponent.
First, Mike adds the positional raise 1st in (also called unopened pre-flop raise).
Then he adds continuation bet. He also add fold-to-continuation bet but warns you have to be very careful with sample sizes. The former converges MUCH fast than the latter.
For the most recently weekly challenge on Facebook the topic was choose a statistic to focus on. This was the main motivator for this series. If you want to learn more, about the challenge series (and possibly win some free poker coaching), go here:
Mike pulls up a replayer and shows how the abbreviations can be controlled via the HUD settings to tidy up your display. Then he uses the popup to check sample sizes for some different players.
If you don’t have enough hands, don’t put the statistic in your HUD! It’s worse to make a decision based on a meaningless stat then it is to make a decision without the stat (i.e. play poker the “old fashioned way”).
Next we get into the showdown stats: WWSF, WtSD and W$SD. Mike also lumps aggression frequency in with this batch when considering this dimension of opponents statistics.
You can make some interesting observations by taking two of these stats at a time and considering how the compare to each other.
If you’d like more information on these stats, check out Mike’s strategy article on increasing your poker red line.
Not all fish are created equally. Some are calling stations but some can actually be quite weak and fold easily to bets.
Also, some fish are very aggressive with all hands, some are passive, and then some are what Mike calls “opposite players”. They put lots of money in when they’re bluffing but then slowplay their big hands.
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And now that you’ve got your HUD all tricked out, the next step is to make sure you’re opening the right hands in the right positions. If you want help with that, you can check out my preflop strategy guide.