Introduction to Poker HUD Software
With the explosion of various software tools available, poker most players will now be using a poker HUD. HUD stands for Head-Up Display. A Poker HUD is a clever peice of software which displays an overlay of statistics above or below youropponents’ icons on the table. These break down an opponent’s playing style e.g. LAG or TAG, help you narrow down hand ranges on different streets, view how agressivness they are, and generally provide a number of ways for you to make more profitable decisions.
Advantages Using a Poker HUD
The main advantage of a poker HUD comes with the ability to profile all players at your table effortlessly. For example, if a player is raising pre-flop 4BBs in early position, then you can use a HUD to assess their relative hand strength and looseness by looking at their VPIP% stat (if VPIP is above 30%, they will be raising with a number of marginal hands including 10J, but if it’s below 10% you can guarantee they are only raising with premium hands such as 1010+, AJ+). The information HUD reveals about opponents will be crucial to earning more profits in the long-term.HUD’s can also be used in STTs (single-table-tournaments). For multi-table tournaments there are also specific HUD’s you can use. Poker HUD’s are extremely useful for table selection too. You can use one to instantly analyse the past results of players on each table and whether or not it will be profitable for you to play there.
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