So I’ve decided to do something revolutionary and release my first custom HUD, aka The Crusher, for free/open source. I won over $30k using this HUD and it helped me climb up the limits to a point where I could consider myself a professional online poker player.
The Crusher HUD was the first HUD ever to feature pop-ups that detailed an opponents’ hand ranges after taking a specific preflop action. Take a look:
I have been using Bloods original hud for a while, and I think that it has been a significant part of the reason for my poker success. blood is a very good player who understands what information is required to make the best possible decisions at the table, and this is the basis for the effectiveness of his products. Without his hud, Id have to spend countless hours more away from the table analyzing hands and taking notes on my opponents. Instead, the hud tells me everything I need to know without any effort, and in a very effective manner. – goretexg
I had been playing poker for about a year now. The area I struggled most with in my play was applying hand ranges. It’s not very hard to determine your opponent’s play style but it’s far more difficult to know what hands he is 4-betting or calling your 3-bets with. With “Crusher” my play improved significantly (from loosing to winning). – TOP3_LT
if every player had this HUD the game would be really hard… – simosimo
I am comfortable giving this product away because virtually everyone who has purchased The Crusher has later upgraded to The Destroyer. Once one realizes how powerful these poker software products are and how much they can improve one’s winrate, they readily pick up The Destroyer HUD and never look back.
Another Big Change
And in another revolutionary move, I’m dropping the price of The Destroyer HUD and the Flop Defense Notes. Since 98% of my customers have never needed any customer support or assistance, I’m lowering the price on the products, and offering one-on-one customer assistance using Skype and Teamviewer for a small fee instead.
So for example, The Destroyer HUD and Flop Defense Notes package used to cost $90. Now it costs $75. And one half hour of one-on-one computer assistance costs $15. So for 98% of my future customer base, they will be saving $15. For the 2% that need or want the assistance, they will now be getting top notch one-on-one service even better than I’ve ever offered before at the same $90 price.
As you can guess, this will mean I will be spending less time answering questions in the forum. Since I am no longer living, breathing, studying poker, I’m just not online enough to check the forum as often as I used to.
I’d always prided myself on having the best customer service, and this will be a way to still offer that service and also offer a better value for most customers.
The New Pricing
The Crusher HUD = FREE!
The Destroyer HUD + The Flop Defense Notes = $75.00 (Save $15!)
The Destroyer HUD = $70.00
The Flop Defense Notes = $20.00
1/2 Hour of One-On-One Technical Support = $15.00
Have Purchased Flop Defense Notes, Now Purchasing Destroyer HUD = $55.00
Have Purchased Destroyer HUD, Now Purchasing Flop Defense Notes = $5.00
Since many have enjoyed my lessons on using my poker software tools to exploit opponents, I’m still offering poker coaching at my usual low rate of $50 / hour and $200 for 5 hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post in the forum to contact me about coaching.
If you’re interested in any of the Poker Software Tools CrushTheGame.com sells, check them out on the downloads page.
It’s actually a great phrase for poker.
Many poker authors and coaches tell you to plan ahead or have a plan with poker. But the mechanics of how this is done is elusive. Chamber philosophy is a “big picture” plan for the hand – how many bets before all-in, how a strong player can manipulate the pot size. But I want to talk here about the practicality of hand planning in poker. Specifically, always think of how the action will go down on the next street. › Continue reading
Players actually chuckled when they saw me min raise preflop. And they rolled their eyes when I overbet bombed the turn. But I picked up pots in both those spots more than a few times.
Many folks have a set strategy for playing poker and consider themselves winners when they play their strategy against others who have a less superior strategy. This may work for them in soft games, but even in the softest game this way of playing isn’t the most profitable… and when you’re not playing most profitably, you’re making a mistake.
This phenomenon has been noted before (by Ed Miller, I believe) but there becomes a sort of “table norm” for bet sizing, especially preflop, as the time at the table unfolds. When this happens preflop raise sizing is determined more by courtesy than the eagerness to exploit. And doing something because everyone does, without thinking of if it’s the right course of action for the situation, is (while perhaps our human nature) illogical. › Continue reading
In Less Than 10 Minutes With Poker Tracker 3… for free.
There are now a few programs for purchase out there that color code your Full Tilt or Poker Stars player notes. These programs typically range from $25 to $50. They also often take several hours to run and not one of them presently supports custom statistics for PT3. I’m going to show you how you can color code all your player notes in less than 10 minutes for free using Poker Tracker 3.
Should I take this seat?
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New HUD by Thurs Oct. 28th. Small site overhaul as well.
For now, here are some specs and screenshots to make you drool.
The Destroyer HUD
Screenshots (click to enlarge):
REMEMBER: Purchase the presently offered HUD for $45 before Thurs. Oct. 28th to receive a free upgrade to the new HUD when it comes out. (All you have to do is provide a quick testimonial in a thread I’ll start on the 28th.) This will save you $$$!!
CrushTheGame.com is proud to present 640 custom note definitions for NoteCaddy. This package is now called ‘Flop Defense Notes.’
NoteCaddy is an automatic note generator that puts notes on your opponents based on definitions you create. One of NoteCaddy’s biggest strengths is in “noting” postflop hand ranges. With CTG’s Custom Note Definitions, If I want to know what hand range an opponent’s check/raise on a dry flop signifies, I look at my notes and it’s most likely there.
NoteCaddy is a powerful program that requires quite a bit of user input to be as effective as it can be. The handful of pre-loaded note definitions work well for beginners and are able to give you a few “aha!” moments during play, but for those who want to seriously exploit and crush the competition, you’ll want CrushTheGame.com’s Flop Defense Notes. › Continue reading
Very few people appreciate and use Poker Tracker 3′s Auto-Rate icons. I’m a big fan. Granted the default settings are junk, but once you import custom rules and make them your own (meaning something that you can understand and derive profit from), they can be a very powerful force at the table. Since I play 8-10 tables, it’s important to me to get a quick overview of my opponents at the table and their tendencies/weaknesses. My auto-rate rules are as follows and the stats that trigger these rules can be found here. The following rules and icons are for NLHE cash games. › Continue reading
I’ve uploaded two new videos to the site. The first is a replayer video in which I discuss how I use statistics to exploit my opponents’ weaknesses and profit from them. I go over a lot of the things a pro thinks about while playing a hand. The first 3 hands I discuss are spots you may find yourself in often while playing the 3bet+ game. The last hand I discuss is controversial and unconventional, but I think examining it is beneficial – if nothing else to remind us that we needn’t always think inside the box. In the video I rely on many stats, which I explain. But I’m also going to offer 3 of the more valuable homemade stats for free to help you crush the 3-betting game. They are: Fold PF Facing 3Bet After First Raise, Fold PF Facing 4Bet After 3Bet, and VPIP LP / VPIP. › Continue reading
I’ve been working on my game pretty hard lately and have made some changes to my HUD that I will explain further in another post. For now, I’ll talk about a few new statistics that I’ve made; some I’m offering for free – others I’m only adding to my Poker Software Tools available for purchase. › Continue reading
In the beginning of The Venusian Arts Handbook the author, Mystery, declares:
“You are a biological machine. Your motives in this life are simple, but not simplistic: to live and love. In order to successfully crossbreed (sic), you must acknowledge that, without revolutionary technological advancements, you will some day die.”
He then stresses the fact that, on average, we only have 28,251 days to live. This sense of urgency – that time is pressing and our days are literally numbered – is what Mystery uses to instruct his students to put themselves in position to succeed. › Continue reading
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Data mined hands vs HUD ranges and frequencies
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So i have to decide between NoteCaddy and the Destroyer HUD?
by blood on November 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm
How to import the individual stats in PT4
by blood on November 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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