October 26, 2010
I was accidentally bumped into this product and it started making me interested. There are a lot of poker softwares out there and except of HEM i dont use anything.
I've downloaded the free trial and made this a try. The product is whitelisted by FTP, so it can be used without a problem. It makes two main things:
1. Making notes from your hem database. I know that personal notes are much better, but I dont make it a lot, especially when playing on more tables. So the program does the work here, you should just start the note making process at the first start and after that it will refresh, add new notes continously for villains. The good thing that you can set for which poker room, for which time period you would like to make notes. As written earlier I played on more sites in the past, so now I could set up to have the notes only for FTP and wanted to have fresh stats (people are changing their styles) for the last couple of months only.
From the picture you can see what notes the software makes for you, it's very useful to have an overall picture of villains. Like he/she is giving up in 3b pots, fold to 3b after steal, give up turn after cb as PFR (so you can float). Like the maniac in the right corner, plays his draws aggressively, slowplays sets etc. But you can create with a script writer your own notes, however I'm totally fine with the factory presets. You can see the patterns how many times villain do the same thing, it's very important also. And the notes are grouped for preflop, flop, turn and river actions also.
2. The second thing is the color coding. It was a bit tough at the beginning until i could make my own settings. The basic setting is the autorate characteristics from HEM, but i didnt like that much. So you should play around with these settings, but worths the work. The villains will be color coded in FTP lobby, so you can make a good job at table and seat selection. I can finely choose where and against whom I'd like to sit down playing against.
One annoying thing, that the color coding is not automated. You should start again if you would like new players to add. The software developer should make some additional work here