Among Poker players sitting at a table, there's always been one mutual agreement. In my experience, it's generally acknowledged as code.
One Player per hand!
If we were sitting down at almost any table but MGM Table #16, we'd all agree.
One Player per hand.
What makes a HUD work?
If any one of us sat down at a table and knew that we were up against it, meaning we knew there were three friends, (not ours) sitting at the same table and trying to take our chips, we'd most likely dig in and do our best to be the player we know we can be. It's really that simple no?
You're in middle position holding 10-10 and to start the hand, buddy #1 sitting UTG makes the call. Buddy #2 folds and so do the rest of the players to play ahead of you. You make a 3x raise because honestly, you want to know where you stand.
Buddy #3 is the BB and after it's been folded around to him, Buddy #2 mentions OUT LOUD, that you've raised 4 of the last 10 pots pre-flop. Buddies #3 and #1 now both make the call. You see a Jack high flop and after action all around post flop, the turn and river create a pretty big pot. A Jack high board has you feeling pretty damn good too, only to see a sooted Jack-Duece scoop a pot with a rivered two pair. Buddy#3 is now stacking your chips and Buddy #2, well he's simply laughing and hoisting a glass towards his buddy, old #3. Bad beat huh?
Live game let's face it, at least 5 players and the dealer would all say "please sir, one player to a hand."
What's the difference online using a HUD?
The stats show you, without any work on your part, what has happened and what your douchebag buddy would have said out loud.
Now if you're one of those that wants to tell me it's a different game, go ahead.
Just make sure 'online HUD user' is part of your description when you regale us all with your stories of an amazing Poker player status.
When I STUD it up for profit the last fucking thing I ever notice, is my own cards. So don't give me the 'faster game online crap either!' Did you not know you were playing a faster online game when you registered?
Cards can't think kids, but players do.
It's my opinion that in order to consider yourself successful in the game, you need to be the one tracking stats, making decisions and more importantly, the individual deciding what is required of you now. Whatever the action at the time may happen to dictate.
To me anyways, that's the difference between actual players and those that require a technological tool to garner some success.
Perhaps I play with a certain naiveté but if that comes with integrity, I'm all for it. To me, that's what card players do.
*** I will not back down but! I will clarify my opinion for several friends that I happen to know, that play at an online level where it's all about balance. Poker sites allow the crap, why not use it if you're playing at a level that can make a differance in your life? The guy beside you is using something so....
But then again, they have Nukes so....
The definition of Humanity?
We ARE our own worst enemy.
My sincerest thanks for dropping by....