re: Poker & To HUD or not to HUD?
Originally Posted by yourguynow
so you are talking about these programs that sound like they track what players weaknesses are? Where do I find these programs, what is the typical cost, and tell me a little about what they really do.
If you were the most fastiious record keeper ever in poker, you would either memorize or write down ever single fact you could about every single hand from every table you sit at. Facts only, not supposition.
Both PT3, and HEM do that work for you. Nothing more. They save those facts, and allow you to gather them over time (some players will have millions of individual hands in their database), and then look at the collection of facts in a more systematic way. You can find things like how stupid it seems that you play 72 offsuit strong from under the gun because you HAVE NEVER WON A HAND DOING THAT!!!!
While that is an extreme, the presentation of the cold hard facts can offer you subtle clues on how poorly you play, or how poorly your opponents play. Situations recur in poker, and both of these products give you record keeping for how things tend to work in those, and many many other situations.
They also help you keep track, in a more systematic way, of what is happening to your bankroll.
Neither, to the best of my knowledge, can tell you if your opponents are ugly, or snot leaks out their noses when they bluff.