# Free Poker HUD
Did you know that you can use our professionally made and fully customizable poker HUD for absolutely free? Yes you can! Here at Hand2Note we offer a 100% free plan called "BASE" for all our users. The plan is available for any stakes!
# About online poker and poker HUDs
Poker is quickly becoming the most famous card game in the world. There is something about looking another player straight in the face and bluffing your way to the pile of chips in the center of the table. Ask any player if poker is a game of skill or luck and you will get a different answer every time. Live poker is a game that requires not only good card and math skills but also an understanding of the human nature and emotions. Online poker on the other hand feels more robotic and analytical to the layman’s eye. You have your basic setup – a table with players and cards and chips, but there is nothing more available to the gambler to base his decisions upon. No nervous nail baiters, no smiles or ticks or any other dead giveaways of what the opponent is holding. Just the cards and the virtual chips and everyone is on an even playing field.
Well that is how the beginners and the outsiders look at online poker. Professionals know that if you want to be successful you need all the help you can get, the moment you join the game. Poker HUDs are the best helpers a player can use whether they are just starting with online play or are looking for another edge when going against higher skilled opponents for bigger bets.
A poker HUD (opens new window) is a piece of computer software that tracks and displays useful information about the players at the table. The information is collected, stored and displayed at the user’s preference. The player can choose to keep notes on how the opponents plays or can let the program analyze the style of play and betting patterns of the adversary and make suggestions about the situation and the probable outcomes. Poker HUDs also allow the replaying and reviewing of the game after it has concluded. This helps the novice gamblers to assess their own strategy and style of play and to observe and analyze the opponent’s way of playing too.
# Benefits of using a poker HUD software like Hand2Note
During play the software shows a little box next to the player’s avatar and the statistics that it has collected on that player. There are usually hundreds of stats to choose from but most of the players choose to keep them to a minimum as to not get too distracted when playing the game. The most common stats are:
- Voluntarily Put In Pot (VPIP) – shows how many times the player is adding money to the pot
- Preflop Raise (PFR) – shows how often player is raising preflop
- Aggression Factor (AF) – shows if the player is a passive or aggressive bettor
- Hands – the number of hands the HUD has on the player
As players get better at the game and gain a more broad understanding of the statistics of their poker HUD collect there is no limit to what kind of information can be gleaned if you know for what and where to look for.
# Here are some important points to consider when choosing a poker HUD
- Are they allowed – some sites outright forbid them, others allow them and some are in the middle. Check with you favorite place before you purchase a HUD! Here at Hand2Note we support many of the popular online poker sites like PokerStars, iPoker, WPN, Winamax, BetOnline, PokerMatch, PokerMaster, PokerKing and more.
- Is the HUD compatible with the site – usually HUDs support the most popular sites but there are instances where they don’t.
- Is the HUD compatible with my computer or OS – The customer must be sure that his/hers computer meets the requirements of the poker software. Most HUDs work on Windows computers and usually have no problems with any version of that OS. Linux and Macintosh software should be checked thoroughly before purchase for compatibility.
- Is there a free trial – the trial period can last from 3 to 30 days, we have one of the best free trials in the business - full 30 days.
Truly free poker HUDs are a rarity. After all the software takes time and effort to be written and kept up-to-date. But we have managed to offer a truly free HUD for our entry-level users for many years and we intend to keep it free for as long as we can!
You can download our free poker HUD software by clicking here (opens new window).