Poker HUD Introduction


Hi. This is Steve from Poker Copilot. In this
video I’m going to show you the basics of
using Poker Copilot’s HUD. I’m also going
to show you how you can modify the way the
HUD looks and works while you’re sitting at
the poker table.
I’m playing a PokerStars cash table here.
You’ll notice that we have this message put
by Poker Copilot on the window: “HUD shows
after your first hand.” That’s because I’ve
just sat at the table. Poker Copilot needs
for you to have completed at least one hand
so that it can gather the basic information
about the type of table, the number of players,
and so on.
So I’ll play out this hand. Now the hand is
over, within a few seconds Poker Copilot has
found the information it needs. And we now
have these HUD panels next to each player
on the table.
So you’ll see that we have the player name,
in brackets we have the number of hands we
have for that player. Then we have there three basic
statistics. If you spend any time reading
about poker HUDs, you’ll learn that these
are the basic statistics we are always interested
in.
We have VPIP, which is “voluntarily put money
into the pot”, pre-flop raise (PFR), and post-flop
aggression (Agg).
So the “19” there means that 19% of the time
when I could put money into the pot pre-flop,
I did.
The next statistic “pre-flop raise”:12% of
the time when I had the opportunity to make
a pre-flop raise, I made a pre-flop raise.
And finally, post-flop aggression: 67. So
67% of the time when I was still in the hand
post-flop, I made a bet or a raise rather
than just checking all the way through to
the end of the hand.
Maybe you don’t like the position of these
HUD panels. Not a problem. Just click anywhere
on the player name section of the HUD panel
and you can move the HUD to exactly where
you want it.
Now Poker Copilot will remember where you’ve
moved the HUD panel to and in subsequent sessions
you’ll find the HUD panel will appear in the
position you want it.
We can make these HUD panels more compact.
For example the player name is not really
necessary once you’re certain that the panels
are in the right place.
So what I’m going to do is go to the top-right
hand corner of the poker table. And here Poker
Copilot has put a HUD control panel. Find
this icon in the middle: this is the HUD Configure
icon.
Click on it, and a menu appears. Now I want
to turn off player names so I’ll find “Player
Names”, click on it, and suddenly the player
names have gone from the panels.
But maybe you want it to be even more compact.
After a while you’ll learn that it is always
VPIP, PFR, and Aggression in that order, and
you no longer need the labels.
So we can turn those labels off. Again, go
to the top right-hand corner, click on the
HUD Configure icon, and turn off “Statistic
Labels”. And there you have it: a very compact
HUD display above each player.
Let’s go back to the top righthand corner.
We’ve got this very long message here:”Table
VPIP PFR and Aggression”. So this is the average
VPIP of all the players currently at the table.
I find this very useful to get an impression
as to whether I’m sitting on a loose table
or a tight table. Maybe you want to turn that
off. Again go to the HUD Configure menu icon,
click on it, and here we have “Show Table
Stats”. Let’s turn that off, and the table
stats are gone.
A very useful button here is this one. This
is the HUD play and pause button. Click on
that and the HUD instantly disappears from
the table. This can be very useful if you
just need an uncluttered table while you are
making a big decision.
Click on it again and the HUD instantly appears.
This is just the beginning of what you can
do to the Poker Copilot HUD. You can change
what statistics are shown, you can change
the colour scheme, the layout of labels, you
can determine whether the HUD stats are shown
for all time, or just for the current table.
And most importantly, before I forget, you
can click anywhere on the player’s statistics
to see many more statistics for that player.
So I’m going to click on my statistics here.
And we get this popup showing all sorts of
statistics. Almost anything you could possibly
want to know about the player, live at the
table.
This is just the start of what you can do
to change the way the HUD looks and feels.
To get access to all the configuration options,
go up to the menu here, and find the option
at the very bottom.
So this gives me the access to all sorts of
ways to change the way the HUD works, and
that is a topic I’ll cover in another video.

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