Originally Posted by slycbnew
If someone knows about this, please say so - my HUD doesn't display until the second hand I actually get dealt (so I always play my first BB without the HUD), thought this was due to PS policy?
This is most likely due to a setting in PT3/HEM. In PT3 (and I assume HEM) you can select how many hands you need before the HUD starts displaying. I set mine to 1 hand so it starts after they play their first hand (obviously you cant have it set to 0 to start showing up before they have played any hands yet, unless they are already in your database and you have hands on them).
Any people I already have stats on it pops up during the first hand. All people I have no stats on will take one hand for the stats to start displaying. Obviously any sample under 50-100 hands isnt going to be that reliable but its a start.
*Note this is on FT and should be no different to PS. Im certain its just a HUD setting that you can set. i.e. some people dont want their hud to pop up until they have 50+ hands on a certain player etc etc
On the note re PTR, according to another forum, PS customer service team have stated they will not be closing/banning individuals accounts for using PTR. They are attempting to eliminate the main source by cutting their tracking from their sites. Thus until they can do so, I believe PTR to be an edge that you can utilise...I mean in every other 'sport' its not illegal to look up past performance of your opponents, so why should poker be any different?