Content Base Software In Poker
Whether you play poker online seriously or just for practice, using database software such as PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager is an easy way to learn and increase your victory. The following tips will help you use this strong software with their full potential.
Note: do not have database software? You lose a ton of value if you play poker online. This is the best in business (both have free trials):
- Poker Tracker 4.
- Hold’em Manager 3.
Because both have a free trial, you might want to download both of them to see which interface you like before making your final purchase decision. Now, let’s take my tips. This article has been updated to enter more tips and information to help you get more value than database software.
1. Wake Up Your Effective Hud.
Effective hud is one that only contains the most important and often used statistics. This important statistic will be the same regardless of the database software that you use.
Hud Statistics Most Important.
– VPIP – Abbreviation of “voluntarily put money in the pot” and shows how often players choose to put money into a pot preflope.
– PFR – stands for “Preflop Ext” and shows how often players have taken the initiative preflope.
– 3-bet – shows how often players have 3 bets.
– Fold the 3-bet after raising
– The 4-new ratio – shows the 4-betting hand range with an average (example: 2.5% means QQ +, AK).
– Continuous bets fail in non-3-bet pots
– Advanced betting flop in 3-bet + pot
– Frequency of flop / turn / river aggression – shows how often players are selected to take aggressive lines.
– WTSD – stands for “go to showdown” and show how often the player will showdown after seeing failure.
– WWSF – Abbreviation of “Won When Saw Flop” and shows how often players win the pot after the failure is handled.
Although this is the most important statistic you have to have on your hud, you also have to consider building some pop-ups with more profound information (such as VPIP / PPR based on position or frequency check-up by Street).
2. Don’t Depend Too Much On HUD.
When using HUD is a must if you want to maximize your victory level, it is too relying on it may do more damage than goodness. The statistics you see on your hud are often strongly influenced by variance, so your opponent’s HUD statistics may differ from their actual frequency. Player statistics after 30 hands can cause you to believe that they are super aggressive, for example, but it is also possible that they only handle many hands both in the small sample. The rules here are simple: Increasingly in the game tree, the more hands you will need on your opponents to consider their statistics reliable. This happens because these situations will occur less frequently and thus the size of a reliable sample is more difficult to achieve. Consider:
- Basic preflop decisions are made in each hand, so basic preflop statistics (such as VPIP and PFR) need less hands to be regarded reliable.
- Only a small portion of the hand reaches the river, so you will need a ton of hand on your opponent to consider “frequency of separation checking the river” reliable.
When you decide whether stat can be relied upon or not, consider how generally the situation is and how many hands you have in your opponent. Maybe it only needs a few hundred hands to get VPIP / PFR statistics that are quite accurate, but you will need thousands of hands to players to say the same thing about their unusual river statistics. You also have to remember that just because someone has, say, the frequency of C-tar at 55%, that doesn’t mean that he will bet on 55% of all boards. He can bet more than 65% of the time on several boards while C-bets are less than 40% in others. The best way to use HUD, especially when dealing with small-medium samples, is to identify the tendency of your opponents rather than showing the exact strategy.
3. Mark Hands And Review After Playing.
4. Compare Your Situational Victory Rate To More Successful Players.
One of the fastest ways to find out where you need to improve is to check your situational victory level to the level of victory bigger and bigger players. After you find a position and situation where you don’t win enough or lose too much, you can then train further with the help of filters to see where you will leak money. If you are not sure how to set the filter, here are some useful links:
- Pokertracker tutorial page about filters.
- Hold’em Manager Tutorial page about Filters.
- DriveHud page for making special filters.
Here are some public places that you can pay attention to with the help of special filters:
- Raised first and did not face 3-betting.
- First raised and faced 3-betting.
- You have squeezed.
- You have 3-bets in position.
- You have 3-bets from position.
- You have mentioned the position of 3 bets.
- You have mentioned 3-bets outside the position.
The idea is to record your own victory level in this situation and then compare it to the winning level of the winner who won. Then, diving deeper into a situation where your victory rate is the most different and trying to find out what they are doing that makes it so successful. Keep in mind: You will need a minimum of 30,000 hands to expect accurate results from this comparison. The greater the sample, more accurate and useful results.
5. Create A Filter To Direct Your Study Routine.
6. Check your statistics with output solver.
This process allows you to take your macro display game while comparing it to what breakers will do. Specific solvers allow you to make “aggregate reports” that display the preferred solver actions on many different boards for the same situation. For example, this is the aggregate report for the hijack vs button in a single lifted pot (made by Gary Blackwood for the UPSWing lab training course):
Many lab upswing modules come with aggregate reports, including this one from Gary Blackwood lessons when playing outside the position as a preflop raiser in a single lifted pot. This allows you to see the average frequency you should have (according to solvers), allowing you to identify leakage in your own statistics. For example, in the screens’ catch you can see that the frequency of checks is very high (71.58% +) in all Ace-high pinns in this vs. bean fight. You can then use a database filter to see the frequency of your own check in Ace’s high pin at these points. You might find that you check too often or not enough. You can do this for texture places and boards where you have solid samples.
Pro Tip: Make sure your simulation parameters are in line with the way your player really plays. Talk about…
7. Analysis of the average trend of your players.
In Poker Tracker 4, for example, you can create special reports that show all the statistics you want to learn. This allows you to get a handle on the way your player really plays. You can even filter professional players or recreational players based on their VPIP and PFR statistics.
Let’s run through this process step by step:
Step 1. Go to “My Report”
Step 2. Create a new report
Step 3. Select “All Report Players”
Step 4. Add the statistics you want to learn
After you add all your statistics, you can start reviewing the average statistics of all collections of players. If you want to filter out a good or bad player, continue steps 5 to 7.
Step 5. Go to Filter
Step 6. Select “Add New Filter Expressions”
Step 7. Type # VPIP # and then> 35 to filter bad players or <30 to filter out good players
Pro Tip: You can create a player profile that is more complex through the use of PFR, 3-bet, etc.
Armed with this information, you might be able to find a general tendency of your player’s collection. For example, if the monegation wins when viewing a flop (WWSF) is below 45%, then you are in the player pool that doesn’t close enough. Or maybe you notice that the frequency check-up aggregate is only 3%, which means your opponent is very strict when it comes to checking it.
Until the next time, good luck, grinder!