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Can You Win Without the Help Programs?
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Can You Win Without the Help Programs?
I had a decent amount of success playing online from 2005 - 2009 playing online averaging 20K profit over the last two years of that stretch after starting with Free Rolls. I quit playing after a number of reasons most notably my son being diagnosed with Leukemia. I have started playing on PokerStars again starting in December. Built up from Free Rolls to $200 playing strictly playing tournaments. My question is am I playing on an even playing field as I do not use any kind of programs to track players etc. Am I a dinosaur that had better get with the times or get out?
My question is am I playing on an even playing field as I do not use any kind of programs to track players etc.
I use HM2 with Leak Buster
For me, playing without a HUD is OK, its just that if your playing cash games in a table for long periods of time, people using a HUD has more advantage than people who don't.
Originally Posted by KWILD
Am I a dinosaur that had better get with the times or get out?
If enjoy playing poker online, I believe it is best to play with the method you are more comfortable with.You can choose to get a HUD or play without one, its all up to you.
Ofcourse i can win without third part programs. I never use other programs and i dont know how to use them. + Other poker rooms said its illegal, but seem that in pokerstars its Legal, because i saw in stream Pokerstars player from PRO TEAM who play with Holdem manager 2.
I think that programs can get you to serve to some point,
which is also happens to markedly increased the number of players and it becomes more difficult.
I think playing again as you did before you will achieve better results
Like so many of my answers on this forum, my answer would be it depends. If you are playing one or maybe even two tables then the software is not as necessary as you are paying attention to those at your table more closely. However if you are playing a ton of tables then that is where the software really becomes a helpful tool. That said it sounds like you are doing pretty well without any software.
I dont like HUD`s in general, sooner or later, i would guess much later, everyone will play live poker, and when that time comes and u have played previously online with HUD`s there is no1 to the job the HUD did for u when u played online, so u have to do the work, which now its hard coz u are so used to the HUD, thats why i never have and never will use HUD`s in any point of my game, if i dont put in the work my self i dont need a HUD to do it for me, its sloppy poker, plus on live poker WHAT WILL U DO WITHOUT HUD?
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Well there is always Bovada where everyone is Anonymous so don't even have to worry about poker software. Now with that said if you don't care enough to play on Bovada it is highly recommended to use software. Reason being is that everyone else nowadays DO use software at least HUD, and as it was already pointed out if you are playing against one of these people then absolutely it's a disadvantage! Don't look at it as you needing to use poker software instead view it as a tool that enhances your performance like supplements for athletes.
It is very difficult nowadays. especialy on the limits different from nanolimits. It like trying to fight with naked hands against the gun.
several days ago Fedor Holz gave a large interview to Remco - he said a lot abouth the role of soft and the way how it effects the game nowdays.
podcasthttp://pokernewsdotcom.podbean.com/e/remko-report-episode-33-fedor-holz/ - you can find it here, dont know if links to other recources are ok on cardschat.
I don't use one and I still win. I think it distracts from the game play. I think there's some value in software like HM2 when you want to review moves and plays and see what works and what doesn't. But I don't use those either.
i have won several mtt's without programs. what software use profesional players in live poker? hehe
i'm actually using a HUD but only whit propose of not being 100% focused at tables, HM2 only shows me statistics, it doesn't take decisions for me.