Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
So you are saying that if you didnt use a HUD you would keep such meticulous notes that you would be able to identify every player at a new table whom you have played more than 500 hands with, and be able to identify their general playing style.
All this from their screen names.
Definitely not, because I hate taking notes. I do it begrudgingly. But as stated, if I were that cracker poker player I would love to be, I would be taking serious notes. So I got a tracker to , well, track for me......to help me organize my thinking.
Hard to say, but by 500 hands I would be aware of them, and have some idea about past play with them. But since I have always been more tourney/SnG oriented, I don't have all that many names in my 'over 500 hands' club. In that club, 95% will be CC'ers.
Of the rest in that club, they will probably be from RUSH ring games. It is the only area where I would have gotten that many hands in total.
But then, long ago I realizes that a more valuable (to me) thing about HUD's were that they could give me a good idea about how player xyz is playing today
So I set my HUD to normally only show the last 5-10 orbits worth of hands.
Larger sampling, like all time stats against the general populace, are better used when compiling notes about individual players. This would be especially good info when compared to the daily (5-10 orbit) stats for particular players. Almost like I can see your mood.
So, for simplicities sake, I would like my HUD to show a stat like VPIP 18/28 suggesting he is normally an VP18 guy, but today he is tilting at VP28.