Hud

  • 3 replies
    • Asaban
      Asaban
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      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 8,242
      You can go with the available MTT HUD's for PT4 as well as HM2. They are quite usefull. Personally I would only add the M-factor to each of them.

      In fact, a very basic HUD is absolutely sufficient. You need VPIP, PFR, 3bet
      If you want further stats you may add cbet, fold2cbet, fold23bet, att to steal, fold to steal, wtsd, agg factor

      But since you won't have a big samplesize on most of your opponents these additional stats aren't very helpful in most situations.

      Regards,
      Asaban
    • Wohmfg
      Wohmfg
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      Joined: 12.11.2009 Posts: 500
      How many hands do we need before we can rely on our stats?

      Obviously it will take longer for stats such as 3bet to converge to their true value, but even vpip we might need 100 hands or so before we can start coming to conclusions?

      And in tournaments there is a huge difference in the way people play based on stack sizes, do we need to factor this in somehow?
    • Asaban
      Asaban
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      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 8,242
      There is the possibility to apply filters to the hands shown in your HUD depending on the stacksize of your opponent. This might make sense, although it leads to even fewer hands. If you choose to apply them I would recommend using very few filters (two or three). Otherwise you will lose too many hands.

      In general you will need thousands of hands to get reliable stats - the more special the stat is the more hands you will need.

      But even if you only have 20 hands you can make a few assumptions. Stats are always just a basic indicator. If a player plays 100/100 on 20 hands he will most likely not be a very tight player. At the same time a player with 0/0 is not a maniac.

      This is obviously a very basic example, but the more hands you will get the more reliable they will be. In the end you should not base your decisions on stats only, but should also take various other factors into account (timings, table flow, history, reads etc).

      Regards,
      Asaban