What's in Your HUD with PokerStars Team Online: Part 1

Date: 2014-11-12
Author: Jason Glatzer

We asked several members of PokerStars Team Online their thoughts on PokerSoftware.  Here is the first part of our question and answer session.  We hope you'll get a lot by reading their insight into what's in their Heads-Up Display, or HUD.

PokerSoftware:  What poker software are you currently using or have used in the past?

Grzegorz "DaWarsaw" Mikielewicz:  I am currently using Hold'em Manager 2, Table Ninja, TableScan Turbo, and in the past I have used PokerTracker.

Jorge "Baalim" Limon:  I am currently using or have used in the past PokerTracker 2 and 3, Hold'em Manger 2, NoteCaddy, NoteCaddy Edge, CardRunners EV, and Odds Oracle.

Mikhail "innerpsy" Shalamov:  I use PokerTracker4, Table Ninja, and Flopzilla.

Felix "xflixx" Schneiders:  I am using or have used Hold'em Manager, PokerTracker, PokerStove, Equilab, Flopzilla, CardrunnersEV, and PokerSnowie.

Andre Brito "acoimbra" Coimbra:  I have used Hold'em Manager, Sharkystrator, PSHandler, ICMIZER, Flopzilla, PokerStove, and Placemint.

Katerina "Katerina289" Malasidou:  I have used SNG Wizard, PokerStove, Table Ninja, ICMizer, TimeBankStars, StackAndTile, PSHandler, Hold'em Manager, and Sharkystrator.

Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara:  I use Hold'em Manager 2.

Celeste "LadyMaCe86" Orona:  I am using Holdem Manager 2, NoteCaddy, and StarsHelper.

Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome:  All I use is PokerTracker.  I use the software mostly to track wins and losses more than the stats, to be honest.

Luka "LukaSteel" Kovac:  I am using Hold'em Manager 2, TableScan Turbo, StarsHelper, Placemint, and PokerStrategy Equilab.

George "Jorj95" Lind:  I use both TableNinja and an auto-hotkey script that tells me how many tables I have open.

PokerSoftware:  How important is a HUD to your game?

Grzegorz "DaWarsaw" Mikielewicz:  Using a HUD is really important and is extremely crucial during multi-tabling.

Jorge "Baalim" Limon:  It is important when I play $2.50/$5 Zoom with big pools of players and less important at $5/$10 and higher with regs I am very familiar with.

Mikhail "innerpsy" Shalamov:  My HUD is more like a decoration nowadays, as I barely use it anymore.

Felix "xflixx" Schneiders:  My HUD is not very important to me and I could also go without one.

Andre Brito "acoimbra" Coimbra:  I personally rely quite a bit on my HUD to play, but George "Jorj95" Lind doesn't use a HUD at all for Hyper-Turbo sit and gos and Caio "pessagno" Pessagno doesn't use a HUD for MTTs.  So, I don't know if I need to rely on a HUD as much as I have been.

Katerina "Katerina289" Malasidou:  Using a HUD is very important to me.

Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara:  Since I have switched to playing MTTs, a HUD is not very important to me. Unlike cash games, the play is different depending on a many variables such as stack sizes, proximity to the bubble, and who is behind.

Celeste "LadyMaCe86" Orona:  My HUD is crucial to my game.

Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome:  I would prefer games without them.  I look at the HUD, but only notice the extreme outliers.  I have used it before during a tournament to look at some lines players take, but generally don't have enough hands on anyone to make it significant.

Luka "LukaSteel" Kovač:  I have been using HUDs for as long as I can remember and I'm so used to it that I'm a bit confused when I don't have it. Basically, it helps me play more tables, more comfortably.

George "Jorj95" Lind:  I don't use one.  It would probably help me marginally, but it's definitely not necessary to me.

PokerSoftware:  How is your HUD set up?

Grzegorz "DaWarsaw" Mikielewicz:  My HUD starts off with the player's name and number of hands.  It also includes general stats such as VPIP, PFR, Aggression Frequency, steals from late positions, 3bets from late positions, opens from all positions, fold to 3bet from those positions, fold to steal, c-r flop, squeeze, Cbet in 3bet pots, different stats for 3bets, 4bets, and 5bets, Cbets and 2 barrells/3 barrels, Folds to Cbet/2b/3b, bet when checked to, fold to flop, and raise 'Versus Me' stats.

Grzegorz "DaWarsaw" Mikielewicz: Here is how my HUD is set-up line by line.

FlopfoldCB/TurnfoldCB/riverfoldCB/RiverFold/Total squeeze/Pre-flop positional awareness
3-bet by positions on this line
NoteCaddy Edge badges below

Mikhail "innerpsy" Shalamov:  I only have basic stats in my HUD such as VPIP, PFR, 3bet, fold to 3bet, and cbets by streets.

Felix "xflixx" Schneiders:  Here is how my HUD is set up line by line.

VPIP/ PFR/AF/ #Hands
3Bet/Fold to 3Bet/4Bet/Fold to 4Bet/Fold SB to Steal/Fold BB to Steal

Andre Brito "acoimbra" Coimbra:  I have two separate HUDs depending on the types of games I play. My current HUD for Hyper-Turbo sit and gos is set up like this:

BB Call vs SB Hero, BB Call vs BTN Hero, BB Call vs CO Hero, Total Hands
SB Call vs BTN Hero, SB Call vs CO Hero, Tot Limp
SB Steal, BTN Steal, CO Steal, MP RFI, EP RFI

My current HUD for other formats is:

Name, Big Blinds, Total Hands
TOT 3bet, TOT ReSteal (3bet vs Steal), TOT Fold to 3bet
TOT Fold to Steal, BB Fold vs SB Steal, TOT 4bet (Raise 3Bet), TOT Fold to 4bet
Flop Fold to CB, Flop Cbet, Turn Cbet, Turn fold to CB, Post-flop Aggression factor.

Katerina "Katerina289" Malasidou:  My HUD includes the following stats: limp %, call from BB vs SB&B, call from SB vs BB, number of hands, steal from SB, steal from button, steal from cutoff, steal from UTG+1, and steal from UTG.

Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara:  Here is how my HUD is set up line by line:

VPIP/PFR/3bet/4bet range/fold to 4bet/fold to 3bet
AF/raise CB flop/PFR early/PFR middle/PFR CO/PFR BU

Celeste "LadyMaCe86" Orona:  Here is how my HUD is set up line by line:

Hands/Name/Big Blinds
TOT VPIP/TOT PFR/TOT 3bet/TOT fold to 3bet/TOT Squeeze
EP RFI/MP RFI/CO Steal/BTN Steal/SB Steal
Flop Cbet/Turn Cbet/River Cbet/Flop Fold to cbet/Turn Fold to cbet/River Fold to cbet
BB Fold to Steal/SB Fold to Steal/TOT Resteal/TOT Resteal vs Hero/BB
Fold vs SB Steal/BB Fold vs SB Steal vs Hero
Post-flop AF/WWSF%/WTSD%/Flop bet vs missed Cbet IP

Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome:  Here are the stats in my HUD: VPIP, PFR, 3-Bet, C-Bet, BBs, and Fold to C-Bet.

Luka "LukaSteel" Kovač:  Here are a list of all the stats in my HUD:

VPIP, PFR, Agg, Agg%, Hands
Steal, SB Fold to Steal, BB Fold to Steal, 3bet
CB Flop, Fold to CB Flop, CB Turn, Fold to CB Turn, CB River, Fold to CB River
WTS, W$SD, Win Rate, and Screen Name

Stay tuned to PokerSoftware for Part 2 of this roundtable discussion in the near future.

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