What's in Your HUD with Ryan Fisler (Gotskillz): Part 2

Date: 2013-02-03
Author: Jason Glatzer

Two days ago, we brought you an interview with Ryan "Gotskillz" Fisler, who sat down with us to discuss his use of Holdem Manager and PokerStove, among other pieces of software.  Read Part 1.  Now, we'll focus on his Heads-Up Display and mobile poker.

PokerSoftware: How is your HUD configured?

Gotskillz: It is fairly simple.  I don't like the table to be all clunky with stats, so for the initial HUD, all I have displayed is Tourney M and Hands.  That way, if the number of Hands is too low, I won’t even look at the stats.  Having the M displayed makes it easier to multi-table without constantly calculating the player Ms. Although it is a really easy calculation to do in your head, you would be surprised how much time this saves, as I definitely notice the difference when I'm not using a HUD.

The rest of my data is contained in a popup that displays when I hover the mouse over the number of hands.  The popup contains VPIP, PFR, Steal %, 3bet % 4bet %, Call Open %, AF, cbet %, Fold cbet to Raise %, Double-Barrel %, Fold to Steal %, Fold to 3bet %, Fold to 4bet %, Fold to cbet %, Fold to Double-Barrel %, Fold to Triple-Barrel %, and Donkbet %.

I have another popup that displays most of these stats based on the position of the player, but again the samples are usually too small to use that one effectively.  For cash games, I obviously don't use Tourney M, and use the stats based on the position popup more often.

PokerSoftware: Have you tried mobile poker?

Gotskillz: I haven't on a regular basis.  I have only used it here and there on my brother’s smartphone when my internet is disconnected.

PokerSoftware: Did it come in handy when your internet disconnected? Were you able to get back into your tournaments and do you like having that available as a backup?

Gotskillz: Yes, it was nice.  I was panicking like I do when my internet disconnects.  It is funny because I can take the sickest beats all day long and not even flinch, but as soon as my connection goes out, I turn into a chimpanzee.  Logically, it doesn't make sense to get mad since it's out of my control, but alas it tilts the heck out of me.

The last time this happened, my usual backup of an air card also didn't work.  I was freaking out and my brother told me to chill out and got me to log in on his phone.  Within a couple of hands, I got A-Q, shipped, and lost.  It was a Six-Max Hyper Turbo Sit and Go, one more reason why I really didn't want to miss any hands.

Since then, I make sure I have a mobile device ready to log into as an extra backup, although I am not sure of how much help it would be if I were at many tables at once due to the limitations of the number of tables you can have open at a time on a smartphone.

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Pokerfun's Comment

2013-02-20 15:40:18

Good interview. Would be great to have more interview on how players use there huds.

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