Heads up displays (HUDs) are a powerful tool for serious poker players. They let you see your own and your opponent’s stats in real time. The info is presented right on the window of the table where you are playing. Meaning you don’t have to go to a separate program to check the stats you need in order to make the best decision as the clock is winding down.
Between sessions you can also take a deeper look at your history to reveal holes in your game and see how to manage your playing time optimally.
Free Poker Database
One HUD option for bitcoin poker players is trying to hack Free Poker Database (FPDB) with any of the top bitcoin poker rooms. FPDB is a free open source program that takes a lot of manual technical configuration which is not user friendly.
You will need to install a MySQL database on your machine as well as other programs. If you are tech savvy and enjoy tinkering and saving money you will love it, anyone else will be pulling their hair out.
Using poker tracking software minus the HUD
You can request your hand history from bitcoin poker sites then import it into HUD software like Poker Tracker and Holdem Manager. You won’t get a HUD but you will all your stats and analysis.
We are still early in the evolution of the bitcoin poker ecosystem and it still has a small player base. As bitcoin takes over the gambling world their will more and better bitcoin poker HUD options and we will keep updating this page as they emerge. GL