The latest Head Up Display (HUD) software released by ProPokerHUDs is specifically designed to provide decision support information right when you need it.
In online poker, it’s tough at the top. Staying there can be even tougher than getting there in the first place which is why players can never stop searching for that extra edge. The HUDs used by most players are those built in to Holdem Manager (HEM2) and PokerTracker (PT4)—now part of the same company.
While they are undoubtedly comprehensive, the one size fits all approach which makes them so popular can be improved upon, according to former PokerStars Team Pro Grayson “SpaceGravy” Physioc, who founded ProPokerHUDs two years ago. Its HUDs are add ons to the default ones in HEM2 / PT4.
“When used properly, a HUD can be a very powerful tool. It’s shocking how far behind SNG and MTT players are with using them. While some players are using poorly designed HUDs or one that is lacking vital information, many are not using them at all. It quickly became obvious I should put together a team of the top professional HUD builders and elite pro poker players to create amazing HUDs for each different poker format.”
ProPokerHuds began with the launch of a Sit & Go HUD which incorporated more graphics, using dials like an aircraft instrument panel to present information.
“Research into pilot psychology tells us that some visual information is best processed with numbers, some with graphics, and some as text … poker players need to process information as fast as pilots, we need the same level of technology,” explained ProPokerHuds’ Kristjan Illisson.
The concept has now spread to other game formats with the latest releases targeting Multi-Table Tournaments (MTT), Heads Up (HU) cash games and 6-Max cash games. The three new releases are configured to work with the database in PT4. A HEM version is expected later.
The 6-Max Cash version uses graphics which show street by street probabilities. The “Action Trees” visually stimulate players to think about the whole hand, not just the current decision.
All pre-flop stats can be graphically portrayed in the TableVision view which arranges the relevant statistics by player position.
The statistics which are most often used can be presented in three panels which can be positioned wherever players find them most convenient.
“Our 6-Max Cash HUD comes with soul reading equipment. See your opponents’ bet sizing patterns at a glance and make optimal villain and situation dependent bet sizes.”
One statistic that will be especially useful to cash game players shows the percentage of time when a player wins after betting the river. This is a brilliant guide to what percentage of bluffs are in a players range.
The HU Cash HUD adds its own innovations specific to the dynamics of the game.
Trend Statistics shows how players are adapting to the way you are playing, for example whether they are loosening or tightening up their ranges. Flop Texture Statistics show how players are likely to react to any particular board.
The MTT version includes a useful short-stack pop-up menu with a Table Vision overlay for those situations where players or their opponents have less than 20 big blinds. The MTT version is also available for HEM.
Premium add-ons are available for all the different HUD versions, including Poker Stat Packs and Poker Heat Map which provide fast to use visualizations of player hand ranges.
Prices vary depending on which features are selected, and which HUD variant is chosen. Prices range from completely free through to $549.99 for the most fully featured HU package. The MTT HUD starts from $29.95 and the 6-Max HUD from $99.99.
Rakeback.com readers can get a 30% discount on ProPokerHuds by using the promotion code rakebackcom30 when buying any of the three latest releases for PT4.
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PokerProHUDs are compatible with Americas Cardroom.
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