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FlopZoom User Guide
Head-Up Display (HUD)

FlopZoom's HUD shows you how the villains are playing in real time so you can exploit the weak ones and learn from the tough ones. It is designed to be almost totally automatic: turn it on and off from the HUD menu, and choose the statistics you wish to see by choosing from the HUD control window's popup menus.

The HUD works with cash games and tournaments, real money or play chips, for any number of seats. All you need to do is turn it on and choose the statistics you want to see from the FlopZoom HUD Control window menus. That's it!

HUD running on simultaneous FullTilt and Poker Stars cash games

FlopZoom detects the position and size of all open Full Tilt and Poker Stars windows and draws its HUD windows in the correct position for each table and player. As you resize or move the Full Tilt table windows, the HUD windows resize themselves if necessary and snap to their new positions. If you switch between Full Tilt's "tiled" and "cascading" views, FlopZoom adjusts its HUD windows to match. In "cascaded" mode, only the HUD for the top-most Full Tilt window is shown. In "tiled"mode, the HUD appears for all tables.

The HUD data panels
You can click on any player HUD window to open a window with all that player's statistics. And you can click on the table HUD window (the small window with the hand count) to open a window with statistics on the session at any table.

You can position the player panel and table panel anywhere you like. Currently only one player panel and one table panel can be open at once. As you click on other player HUD windows and table HUD windows, the data in the player panel and table panel changes to match the chosen player and table.

The Player Data Panel
The player data panel shows a condensed form of the data available in the Statistics pane. In addition, the player's current stack size is shown in M and BB (big blinds) along with the number of hands played at the table.

If the current session is a cash game, you can see the win/loss amount, hours played, and hourly win/loss rate for the session.

And if you choose an interval longer than just the current session, you'll see the number of sessions in the interval and the results, hours, and hourly rate will be cumulative over that interval.

Finally, if you hide player names, "Hero" or "Seat X" will appear instead of the player's screen name.

The Table Data Panel
The table data panel shows general statistics for a specific table and session. You can see the average pot size, percentage of hands that reached showdown, number of hands played, elapsed time, and hands per hour. The total rake is also shown for real money cash games.

Unlike the player panel, the table panel only shows data for one specific table and session. An abbreviated version of the session name indicates which table's data is being shown. If you click on the table HUD for FlopZoom's playback pane, "FlopZoom" appears as the session title.


Controlling the HUD
You can turn the HUD on and off by choosing HUD > HUD from the menu. You don't need to do any configuration other than choosing which statistics you'd like to see.

Showing or hiding the HUD Control Panel
You can show or hide the HUD control panel by choosing HUD > Show HUD Control. If you don't need to change or move your HUD statistics around, you can just set them and turn off the HUD Control panel so it doesn't take up any screen space.

Showing or hiding the HUD on Playback
If you want to see the HUD on sessions you are playing back, you can choose HUD > Show HUD on Playback. As you play back hands, you'll see the HUD data as though you were playing those hands live on FullTilt or PokerStars.

Toggling red and gray HUD text
By default, FlopZoom's HUD indicates players with with fewer than 30 hands worth of data with gray text in their HUD windows. (And with red text in the table HUD window at the top of each table.) If you would rather see the normal color-coded text, choose HUD > Gray HUD for < 30 hands to un-check it.

In this screenshot, the hero and seat 8 have played 31 hands, but seat 9 has only played 14. Seat 9's statistics are shown in gray to indicate small number of hands, which could provide misleading short-term results.

Choosing Statistics
When the HUD is on and FlopZoom is the foreground application, and if you have chosen the "Show HUD Control" menu item, you'll see a small window named "FlopZoom HUD Control". Just select statistics from the six color-coded menus and you will see those statistics in the HUD windows. Please note that the statistics text in each player's HUD window will be gray until they have played more than 30 hands in the interval you have chosen. This is to make it easy to see whether or not a statistically unreliable small sample of hands have been played.

You can choose from one to six statistics, and as you do so, the HUD windows will change shape and size. You can position the HUD Control window anywhere you like, or you can hide it to save screen space. Just choose the "Show HUD Control" and un-check that menu item to hide the HUD Control panel.

If you choose "(none)" for all six statistics in the HUD, the first few letters in each player's name will appear in their HUD window. This makes it easy to confirm that the HUD windows are positioned next to the correct players.

  Choose the statistics from the HUD control menu:

VPPVoluntary chips in Pot Preflop percentage
PRPPreflop Raise Percentage
AFAggression Factor
CardsHole cards mucked on previous showdown
MStack M value on previous hand
BBStack size in big blinds on previous hand
UBPUncalled Bet Percentage
AIPAll-In Percentage
SDPShowdown Percentage
SWPShowdowns Won Percentage
HandsNumber of hands used for statistics per player

For a complete description of these statistics, please
see the User Guide page.


Choosing Intervals
The interval menu lets you choose how many hands to include in the HUD statistics. If you're playing the final table in a tournament, you might want to have a look at the villains' short-term tactics.

Choose the last 10 or 30 hands to get a feel for what they're doing right now, and switch to a longer-term interval to see if they're changing gears as the blinds go up and the opponent count goes down.

Or, if you are playing in a cash game against regulars, you can see how they've played against you for a week or a month or more. Long-term analysis is crucial information you can use against players you see often.

Text or Graphs
The HUD Control Panel lets you toggle many of the HUD statistics between text display and graphical display. The graphs are miniature versions of the ones shown in the statistics pane, complete with per-street bars and an average indicator.


In the example above, the same statistics are shown as text and graphs. (Top row: VPP, PRP. Middle row: AF, UBP. Bottom row: AIP, hand count.)

The HUD automatically handles multi-tabling, including the "tiled" and "cascaded" table views. It also automatically precisely positions its HUD windows depending on which table view you have chosen and whether you have turned avatars on or off. It even changes the size and position of all HUD windows if you move the Full Tilt table windows around or drag the lower right corner to resize them.

Cascaded windows: only the top table window's HUD appears

Tiled windows: HUD appears on all table windows

More Detail
The HUD must wait until at least one hand finishes at a table until it can show data for that table, so please be a little patient when you start the HUD.

Also, Full Tilt doesn't save its preferences until you close it. So FlopZoom only knows which table view ("classic" or "racetrack") you were using the last time you quit Full Tilt. If you change table views or toggle avatars during a Full Tilt session, FlopZoom will position the HUD windows for the previous Full Tilt session table view, so they will appear in the wrong places.

To fix this, you can just change back to the table view that you were using when you last quit Full Tilt. Or, if you really want to use the new table view, you can quit Full Tilt and FlopZoom, then relaunch both.

In Poker Stars, please use the same theme on all tables. When you choose a theme, click the "Apply theme to all tables" button before you click "OK."

Oh, and one more thing: the HUD shows the number of hands you have played at each table in the small window near the top. When you sit out in a cash game, the hand counter will not be incremented.

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