What's in Your HUD with Adam Levy (Roothlus)

Date: 2013-06-02
Author: Jason Glatzer

We are pleased to catch up with Adam “Roothlus” Levy before his journey to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker.  Levy has over $4 million in online tournament cashes according to PocketFives and over $2 million in live tournament cashes according to the Hendon Mob.  Recently, he won a SCOOP event while on the final table of the Monaco Cup at the EPT.

PokerSoftware: What poker HUD are you currently using?

Adam Levy: I was using PokerTracker 3, but recently upgraded to the newest version, PokerTracker 4.

PokerSoftware: What are your thoughts about the improvements in PokerTracker 4 compared to the previous version?

Adam Levy: PokerTracker 4 is has a very cool design.  Two of the features I like include the listing of big blinds in the HUD and notes on the players in the HUD.  I also find the hand history replayer to be great.

PokerSoftware: Can you tell us what is under your hood of your HUD?

Adam Levy: I keep my HUD kind of standard. The stats I include are VPIP, PFR, 3bet, Fold to 3bet, and Late Position Steal.

PokerSoftware: Which statistics do you feel are the most useful and why?

Adam Levy: While I think with regs the stats are not that relevant, I tend to look at 3bets, steals, and similar statistics.  However, for the players I do not know, stats point out the fish easily and show the nits and super loose players.

PokerSoftware: Do you utilize performance tracking sites such as Official Poker Rankings while playing?

Adam Levy: Only when I am deep in a tournament and am not playing many tables.  While it would be great to do so, you can imagine it can be tough to constantly look everyone up when 10-tabling.

PokerSoftware: Where have you played mobile poker and what are your thoughts in general on it?  Do you feel playing without your HUD while playing mobile poker is an issue?

Adam Levy: I have played on the PokerStars iPad app and felt it was pretty cool.  Playing without my HUD on my iPad is not a big issue to me nor is it a hindrance.  Since I am forced to play fewer tables on the mobile application, I can focus more on each table than I normally would when playing on my computer.

PokerSoftware: What do you think about the pricing of PokerTracker and do you think the program should be a subscription service instead of one-time fee?

Adam Levy: In my opinion, the one-time fee model is great.  I feel in general that subscription-based services are annoying for online poker players and feel it is not very fair to the customer.  Since I sometimes travel for live poker, there are months I will be using the software more than other months and basically have to make a commitment to use subscription-based software for a certain amount of time each month for it to be worthwhile.

PokerSoftware: Do you feel PokerTracker 4 is worth the money?

 Adam Levy: The software is definitely reasonably priced and there are many things you can do with the program while playing and during review sessions.

Thank you Adam for the time and best of luck to you in the coming weeks at the World Series of Poker.  If you are interested in following Adam during the WSOP, you can add him on Twitter under @Roothlus.

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