This is a discussion on What is a HUD? within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; I don't know what HUDS is. Can somebody explain what it is and
tips on how to play or use it?
They give you an understanding of other players style.
I play hudless most times these days as I found the Hud stats can lead u astray.
You can try and work out players styles when you see them either play good, or make obvious mistakes.
Just take good notes and color code them.
Focus on the process, not the luck. Did I play correctly? Everything else is just BS in our heads!
NUD (head-up display) is a unique tool for online poker compared to live games. It serves to display data about your opponents in real time. Poker is a game of information and the more information we have, the better the game we can demonstrate. But, the availability of information is useless, as long as you do not know how to interpret it correctly. In this article I will tell you about many statistical indicators, including those that I usually do not use myself. You can display and sort out a bunch of stats, but one fine day you will still dwell on some personal and convenient set of statistical indicators that is convenient for you. The statistics used very much depend on your playing style. I play in the LAS style and you will probably notice that I am always interested in how often an opponent folds and how I can use it. If you play in the TAG-style, then perhaps you should focus on indicators that reflect the tendencies of your opponents to call with worse hands, etc. The time you spent on serious work on analyzing statistical indicators, setting them up and optimizing is more than compensated by the savings time for making decisions at the tables and profit from the game ..
VPIP This is one of the most important statistical indicators that tells us how often our opponents invest money in the bank on their own initiative (i.e., if a player for several hands does not make bets, except for the mandatory blinds, then this indicator will be zero). I use the color scheme for this stat, which helps me quickly see how many or how few hands my opponent is playing, and make quick assumptions about the type of player.
PFR This stat is always used in conjunction with VPIP and I also have a color scheme configured for it. This indicator characterizes how often the opponent raises preflop. Always consider PFR regarding VPIP. The VPIP / PFR 17/15 and 72/15 stats are a huge difference. Also, this statistic is quite rigidly tied to ATS.
HUD is short for Heads Up Display and is a function of programs called trackers. A tracker collect hand histories from all the hands, you played at a poker site, which allow you to look at them later and analyse your game.
If it is allowed by the poker site, you can also choose to enable the HUD. As others have explained, the HUD will show in real time statistics about, how your opponents have played in previous hands, where you were sitting at the same table as them.
Basically this is usefull for making adjustments. If you notice, that someone has hardly been playing a hand for the last hour, but now he suddenly go all in preflop or on the flop, then you can safely assume, he have something very good, so unless you have the nuts, you can pretty much just fold and not pay him off.
If on the other hand he has been all in preflop or on the flop 5 times in the last 14 hands, you can assume, he is a wild player, who is just splashing his chips around. So if he goes all in on the flop again, and you have something pretty good but not nutted like top pair good kicker, maybe this is the time to give him action and hope for the best.
This is a very simple example, and for the wild guy, you dont really need a HUD. You just need two eyes to observe, what he is doing. But the other guy, the nit, can be more difficult to spot, especially if you play multible tables, and this is where, the tracker and HUD is helpful.