Originally Posted by Deco
I only tried the trial but leakbuster came up with nothing helpful for me what so ever other than a pretty useless minor leak telling me to play less positionally.
Meanwhile running filters with other regs and using some old HM articles showed me I was c-betting too little from early position, doing poorly in pots where I was not the preflop raiser, doing poorly in small to medium pots, folding too often vs fish. I could also identify which areas I excelled in so I could be sure to not alter my play there and narrow down my potential leaks.
From my little experience of it I got the impression leak buster is designed to plug major leaks in poor players rather than dig out anything sophisticated. Whilst this may be useful for a micro grinder basic leaks could very easily be spotted by a more experienced player by simply seeing that players stats.
Again I only tried the trial, hence why I'm asking you what complex leaks it is capable of finding that would not be glaringly obvious such as the vpip/PFR ratios or low F3B% leaks leakbuster unwisely shows in its advertising.
Yeah, you're not getting complete analysis from a trial. If you're basing your opinion on that than you're basing it on incomplete information. I think it only does a couple of the steps, and leaves the meat of the analysis for registered owners.
Stat analysis like ideal 3-bet%'s, VPIP ratio etc you can get anywhere. It's nice to be able to see a break down of some of the most profitable ranges for winning players (which leak buster adds, and I don't see articles doing adequate analysis on this), but I think that's a small part of leak buster.
I'm looking at it now, so here's some things I would consider more sophisticated. And FYI I don't think ranking leaks is even that easy, I heard an explanation of the algorithm on HM forums and it was quite complex honestly.
River bet sizing
Multiple line analysis - bet check bet, check bet bet, etc...
3-betting reasonable hands from blinds vs. cold calling
Getting max value vs opponents full range
3-bet squeezing w/ non premium hands in and out of position
Betting second pair or less on dry boards on the turn
Blind defense analysis
Naked flop floats vs raises
Just a few things off the top of my head. I mean, there's a lot more. Just seems odd that you recommend just using articles, but you haven't even used the product. Kind of bad advice imho.