Exploitative Poker

How to Use Your Poker HUD to Exploit Players to Earn More Pots & Value

“Knowing your opponent’s tendencies allows you to take advantage of them to help you get what you want in the hand.” – Sky

It’s great being an online poker player, eh? We can play any time we want, on as many tables as we want and for any stake. Plus, we have access to the #1 tool for information on our opponents: a HUD (heads-up display).

Your HUD reveals their tendencies. Sure, paying attention to the action, watching showdowns and making reads are still critical skills in online poker. But a HUD gives free and detailed information that you can use against your opponents.

However, a HUD’s only as useful as you learn to make it, and it took me a long time to make my HUD the most useful tool in my poker toolbox.

The Cheat Sheet you can download below will give you the shortcut and action steps I wish I had to using the Top 10 Poker HUD Stats to exploit your opponents to the max. It will give you the optimal ranges to be in for yourself and how to exploit stats that are higher and lower.

Good luck and enjoy the process of learning how to exploit with HUD stats!

This collection of HUD-centric podcast episodes is devoted to helping you turn your HUD into the powerful player exploiting tool it should be. Get ready for HUD stat mastery!

HUD-related Podcast Collection

The Bare Bones HUD for Tourneys and Anonymous Sites

The Bare Bones HUD for Tourneys and Anonymous Sites

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Sky Is Wrong: HUDs Are Bad For You. Kinda.

Sky Is Wrong: HUDs Are Bad For You. Kinda.

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How to Quickly Understand Online Tournament Players - Podcast #318

How to Quickly Understand Online Tournament Players - Podcast #318

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How to Start Playing Online Poker – Your New Journey

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18 Effective Tips & Strategies for Playing Winning Poker

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Use My KISS HUD to Avoid Overwhelm and Learn How to Exploit Online Poker Players

Use My KISS HUD to Avoid Overwhelm and Learn How to Exploit Online Poker Players

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Vs Hero Stats Can Help You Fight Back

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How to Spot and Exploit the 4 Common Poker Player Types | Podcast #289

How to Spot and Exploit the 4 Common Poker Player Types | Podcast #289

I help you categorize your opponents into their respective player types based on stats and tendencie[Read Now]
Improve Your Preflop 3bet Defense

Improve Your Preflop 3bet Defense

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5 Ways to Improve with PokerTracker 4 | Podcast #51

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How to do Poker Hand Reading

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My Poker Software and Hardware Setup | #228

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Q&A: Becoming a HUD Master, non-HUD sites and Ranges | #227

Q&A: Becoming a HUD Master, non-HUD sites and Ranges | #227

I answer your poker questions about learning to become a HUD master, playing on non-HUD sites, Bovad[Read Now]
HUD Reliability: Number of Hands and Sample Sizes | #226

HUD Reliability: Number of Hands and Sample Sizes | #226

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Finally Learn to Use a Poker HUD | #225

Finally Learn to Use a Poker HUD | #225

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March Preview: The Month of HUD | Podcast #224

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In this episode, I share with you my plans for “The Month of HUD” and some of the poker training goo[Read Now]
Q&A: Solid Foundation, Poker Coaching and Effective HUD Use | #218

Q&A: Solid Foundation, Poker Coaching and Effective HUD Use | #218

In this episode, I help you develop a solid foundation, discuss my poker coaching and help you use y[Read Now]
Simplifying the Top 10 Poker HUD Stats | Podcast #204

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I simplify the Top 10 poker HUD stats by telling you the 3 things you MUST know about each. I[Read Now]
Q&A: Understanding HUD Statistics, Recognizing Tilt and Picking-up on LIVE Actions | Episode 185

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Q&A: Essential HUD Stats, Small Blind Limping and The Year of Logic | Episode 173

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I answer 3 Q's about the essential HUD stats I recommend, limping in the small blind and 2018: the Y[Read Now]
Q&A: Playing More Online Poker Tables, Working Off-the-felt and Color Coded HUD Stats | Episode 164

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The Check-raise | MED #8 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #145

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Observation HUD and the Simple Truth | Poker Podcast #144

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Consider Before You Click and 11 Essential HUD Stats | MED #5 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #125

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Beginner Poker Skills, Bovada HUD Usage and a Future eBook | Q&A | #67

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Maximizing Your HUD Part 4: Percentage Form and Color Coding for the Win | Podcast #60

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Maximizing Your HUD Part 3: Using Popups | Podcast #58

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Maximizing Your HUD Part 2: Exploiting Opponents | Podcast #56

Maximizing Your HUD Part 2: Exploiting Opponents | Podcast #56

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Maximizing Your HUD Part 1: HUD Essentials | Podcast #54

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Playing Online Poker, Busting Out of the Micros and My PokerTracker 4 HUD | Q&A | #39

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Poker HUD Stat Analysis: PFR

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Poker HUD Stat Analysis: VPIP

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My New Poker HUD Part 8 - the 3Bet Pop-up

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My New Poker HUD Part 7 - the Fold to Cbet Pop-up

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My New Poker HUD Part 6 - the Cbet Pop-up

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My New Poker HUD Part 5 - the Assassinato Pop-up

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Getting the Most from your Poker HUD

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My New Poker HUD Part 4 - Player Stats 3

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My New Poker HUD Part 3 - Player Stats 2

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My New Poker HUD Part 2 - Player Stats 1

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My New Poker HUD Part 1 - Hero & Table Stats

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