Originally Posted by gamblingace78
this is the problem with internet poker and why when an internet player goes to a live game they are fish out of water.live games there are no programs to use and you actually have to think for yourself.real poker players dont need to use programs because they know how to play the game without them.get a clue donks.
Welcome to CC gamblingace - odd first post, given that many members of this forum are 1. online poker players and 2. use these tools. Looking to make friends, are we?
Love to see any evidence you have for your assertion that internet players can't play live. I assume it's just sheer ignorance that's prompting that statement - many online players are also excellent live players. I'm guessing you just don't have a clue what these tools are nor what they do - that's pretty much the only way you could make this statement.
@tearedtotears - I sort of agree w your statement about live play, but not really. If a player simply reads the HUD and decides "5 AF - he must be bluffing", that player is not going to be a successful online or live player. The HUD doesn't directly tell you anything about the hand you're currently playing - the stats constitute one consideration in all the variables you're dealing w, including board texture, prior street actions, etc.
/end rant, grumpy today. Note that I don't necessarily think HUD's are great for the game - but there's no question in my mind that HUD's are useful.
@OP - PT3/HEM can be very useful in improving your game. The biggest help imo is in being able to review your sessions and your habits over time. Are you losing money in position? Are you calling too often when you get check raised? Are you completing the small blind too much? etc. etc. etc. This accelerates your learning curve dramatically and helps you fix leaks much faster than you would otherwise.
As far as the HUD goes - it's most useful if you play the same players alot - if you don't, then the statistics are often unreliable.