Special 1K post: Hold'em Manager Stat Guide

absoluthamm

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So, I made it to my 1000th post and I, like some others before me, wanted to write up a little something(~30 pages, lol) to kind of thank the members of CardsChat. Since being a member here I have learned a ton and I feel like I have helped quite a few people too, but figured this is something that could help many. It is a poker tracking software stat guide(name Hold'em Manager Stat Guide because I use HEM, so the stats will be name for how they are in there, but they can be used for other tracking software's: Pokertracker3, Poker Office, etc.).

For the most part it gives a breakdown of just what exactly each stat means, and I give some explanations of what some values will tell you about a player. Now I know that everyone has their own ideas for how they like their stats and what values they think each stat should be for a given read to be seen, so I would love to hear everyone's suggestions on any problems/changes you think should be made and I will give credit. I would like to have values for some more of the stats, but frankly I just don't use every single one, so don't have all of that data, so let me know and I will keep it updated both here and on my blog. It took forever writing all of this up, so I hope you all enjoy!

Thanks again guys(and girls)!
 

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PattyR

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just downloaded your guide and look forward to reading it.

congrats on the 1K post
 
absoluthamm

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Thanks, and let me know anything you think should be updated/added as I want this to be kind of a ongoing project because it will only get better with input.
 
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u obv know more about these stats than i do...i know a little...any insight you could give me as to what im doing wrong/right in this thread would be greatly appreciated if u have any spare time
 
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wow you did allot of work on this, and if noone else tells you thanks. i hate to admit it but i didn't know what alot of that stuff meant, and some of it, i didnt know the ranges, and what they meant. now i at least have a reference. thanks again and congrats on your 1k and heres to many more. "cheers"
 
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alright Mr. Hamm. Just read through your guide and i gotta say this is a must read. You did alot of work on this and it shows. LOTS of GREAT and important info that a winning poker player needs to know.

this deserves a sticky imo
 
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Haha, thanks Al and Patty. Like I said, I just couldn't thank CardsChat enough for everything here. Yea, that took me forever to write all that. Writing out all of the definitions was just exhausting, and then I really tried finding a lot of values that I didn't already have and then trying to come up with ways to explain certain things that are just automatically known in my head that if I see it on my HUD, then I do this or that.... kind of hard to put those in words.
 
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Well I just got mine.
Nice way to give back. Thanks a lot. It will be put to good use.
You are a class act. Thank you again.

See you at the felt.
 
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Congrats on 1k posts!

Looking forward to this, your timing is impeccable for me personally - I just switched from PT3 to HEM, and am still figuring out the UI and the stats. Most of the stats are the same, but I'm not familiar w several.

To echo pifan, THANKS!!!
 
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Il'd just like to say a big thanks for this great reference!

Even though I use PT3, the definitions of stats are mostly universal and many will find this useful.

Congrats on your 1k posts :)
 
janovsky

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Congrats on your 1000th post.
Great way to put all this together and certainly will learn from it alot.
Thanks alot and up to many more to come.
 
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downloading and gonna read it when i've got more time (downloading the final episode of dexter, playin cash game, lookin for jobs, reading sports pages, reading 3 CC threads, tryin to stay awake, rolling a biff and talking to people around me. This is all at the same time ATM lol. Too busy).

Well done on ur 1000 post. I'll b there soon!!
 
absoluthamm

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downloading and gonna read it when i've got more time (downloading the final episode of dexter, playin cash game, lookin for jobs, reading sports pages, reading 3 CC threads, tryin to stay awake, rolling a biff and talking to people around me. This is all at the same time ATM lol. Too busy).

Well done on ur 1000 post. I'll b there soon!!

I know how that is. I feel like I'm constantly doing 100 things at once, and can never completely clear my schedule.
 
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Downloaded last night but only glanced at it briefly. Looks like you really put a lot of work into it. I'll try to read through it sometime soon and report back with a more thorough review.

Congrats on the 1K.
 
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i dont read any of that stuff, its all kept in my aging brain,lol:D but, Congrats on the 1K posts, great having you here, buck:)
 
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Many thanks absoluthamm, it's very appreciated :)

It already happened to me to search for hours what could mean some stats, so this guide will probably be really useful for me ! :)
 
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It already happened to me to search for hours what could mean some stats, so this guide will probably be really useful for me ! :)

Same thing for me when I first started using tracking software. I couldn't believe there wasn't a more easily available guide for the users.
 
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Congrats on your milestone. :)

I look forward to reading your guide later.
 
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Thanks for the guide. Just tried HEM today for the first time. Great program. Gonna ask for it for X-MAS! :)
 
absoluthamm

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Thanks for the guide. Just tried HEM today for the first time. Great program. Gonna ask for it for X-MAS! :)

That's one hell of a good idea. I can't think of many things that I have gotten for a present that would have helped me make as much as I have by owning HEM. ;)
 
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That's one hell of a good idea. I can't think of many things that I have gotten for a present that would have helped me make as much as I have by owning HEM. ;)

Great info guys!

One more question for you guys....

Which one is the best tracking software to purchase? And which is the best for your money?
 
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absoluthamm

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I would personally say Holdem Manager and I know in the recent past a lot of people who used to use PT3 switched to HEM because there are more options with it(IMO). Many people also say that HEM is more user friendly, and I guess in my opinion, I like the way HEM is set up more than PT3. With PT3, you can create your own stats, even though most players won't have to do this...

They both have a micro stakes version that is cheaper than the full versions, Holdem Manager's being $55 and PokerTracker3's being $45 right now. They also both have Omaha options, only with PT3, it is a separate program, and it can cause a bunch of problems if you are trying to use and play both at the same time. Whereas HEM has the Omaha that is the same program and has the ability to play both holdem and omaha games at the same time without problems.

They also both have trials, so the best way would probably be to install both and see what you like better.
 
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Congrats on 1k posts and thanks for the guide!! I will be reading it on my study day this week.
 
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thanks for the post very informational and congrats on ur 1000:icon_sant
 
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