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
The Flop Defense Notes Package for NoteCaddy has been updated and is available for download. The updated notes now support all game sizes from Heads-Up to 6-Max to Full Ring. (The previous version did not support Heads-Up.) Keep in mind, the definition for ‘Reg’ should be very different for Heads-Up players versus Full Ring or 6-Max… so adjust this according to how you see fit if you would like to use the Flop Defense Notes for Heads-Up play.
You will need a new password for the updated Flop Defense Notes.
Send an email to email@example.com with the following in the subject line only,:
and I will email you your personal password (good on up to 2 computers) for the Updated Flop Defense Notes. (Please send from the email from which you purchased the original Flop Defense Notes.)
Stop on over there to check out and download the submissions (free!) or go ahead and enter the contest with your own custom note definitions. And don’t worry, I won’t be entering my 640 Custom Note Definitions (i.e. the Flop Defense Notes).
Finally, here it is. The custom HUD for Poker Tracker 3 known as ‘The Destroyer’ by CrushTheGame.com. This HUD may seem unconventionial at first to some, but it addresses many flaws found in ‘standard’ HUDs and typical opponent modeling practices. Also, this is the first and (as of now) only HUD to feature ‘clickable stats’ – meaning you can click on an individual number and retrieve a pop-up (if one is set) relevant to that number. I’ll walk you through the stats used with ‘The Destroyer.’
The Destroyer HUD has been released and is described here.
For those who have purchased the previous HUD package (now known as ‘The Crusher’) for $45 before The Destroyer HUD was released, you can get a free upgrade.
- Go to the newly created ‘Testimonial Forum’ and post your testimonial in the thread I’ve started here. If you are not registered in the forum, you will have to register. And if possible, please register with the same email from which you sent your payment notification email when you purchased your $45 HUD.
- Once you have posted, I will send you a PM with your password for the Destroyer HUD download found on the ‘Download Poker Software Tools’ page.
- Download The Destroyer HUD, input your personal password (good on up to 2 computers) and enjoy!
You are among the FIRST to own The Destroyer HUD. I have been using it and alpha-testing it for 2 months now. It is working perfectly on my computer setup. However, in exporting and creating the download files, there may be some technical snags we hit upon. Let me know if something is not working properly in the Technical Issues Forum and I will resolve it immediately. I appreciate it!
Note: I am selling a combo package of The Destroyer HUD and the Flop Defense Notes (the 640 custom note definitions for NoteCaddy) for $90. If you purchase The Destroyer HUD alone after its release for $70 (its standalone selling price), there is an option to purchase the Flop Defense Notes at a later date for a reduced price of $20; bringing the total for the two to the ‘combo price’ of $90. If you received a free upgrade to The Destroyer HUD, you will not be able to purchase the Flop Defense Notes for the ‘combo price’ of $20. They will only be available to you for their standalone price of $30. (Which is still a great deal!)
Getting a free upgrade to The Destroyer is still the best deal by far, I just want to be clear on the prices of the products I’m offering.
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
The new HUD is very near completion; and in fact, it would have been done already except I recently found an awesome new poker toy called: NoteCaddy.
NoteCaddy is an automatic note generator that puts notes on your opponents based on definitions you create. For a guy who likes to program formulas, statistics, definitions etc. NoteCaddy is a dream. I’ve programmed several hundred note definitions and have been testing them out at the tables. NoteCaddy biggest strength is in “noting” postflop hand ranges. If I want to know what hand range an opponent’s check/raise on the flop signifies, I look at my notes and it’s most likely there.
Poker Tracker 3 has the capability to do what NoteCaddy does. But at this time, postflop hand strength stats are buggy for PT3. (Now before HEM users say, “Ha!” let me remind them that HEM has no such capabilities whatsoever.) So NoteCaddy is an easy-to-use add-on to PT3 (and HEM) as well as NoteCaddy. It is efficient and effective. And using my custom definitions, it has allowed me to pull some sick moves at the tables.
Which brings me to this point: NoteCaddy is best used with custom definitions. That means it is a hands-on program that may require you to mess around and input things to get what you want out of it. For example, I’ve spent the time and effort and created 640 Custom Note Definitions to assist in identifying postflop hand ranges. Make these requests in this forum!
Recent Forum Posts
by blood on February 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm
by blood on January 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Data mined hands vs HUD ranges and frequencies
by RegularGuy on January 14, 2013 at 8:37 am
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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