Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
Yeah, like football would be more of a skill game if NFL teams didn't get to watch game film on their opponents. Or chess would be more of a skill game if every move that a grand master has ever made wasn't known and searchable.
I actually agree with disabling the HUD it may help you online but it could dull your live game (maybe) Sitting at the table going ughhh I wish I had my HUD lol
If you don't have to pay full attention to your opponents thanks to the HUD online it may (again may) mess with your discipline to pay attention at the live table. Even if your discipline for paying attention is only slightly lowered your losing edge.
but I'm not sure. It would be interesting if some pros would do a study have some play live then have them play online half using HUD and half not using then have them play live again and see if there are any changes.(Significant)
Of course there are a lot of variables to consider so you would need a lot of people to do this study. You got to figure if 75% of people using HUD live game lowered its a big enough percentage that the results aren't from poker variance.