Sharing HUD Settings

Poker Copilot 6 lets you share Poker Copilot HUD settings with friends and between computers.

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Poker Copilot 6 makes it easy to share your HUD settings with friends and between computers.

I’ll show you how to do this.

In Poker Copilot’s menu, select preferences. If you are using Windows, this is in the tools menu.

Make sure you are in the General panel of the preferences. Scroll down to the bottom, and here you have import and export.

First we need to export from this computer. I’ll need to pick a location and name – I’ll use the default. Save.

Ok, now the settings have been exported.

Move that file to your new computer or to your friend’s computer using a USB stick or via email or with DropBox.

Now the process on the new computer. Again, open Preferences. This time click “Import preferences”.

Select the file that you copied and click Open.

Pick which settings you want to import; I’ll leave just the HUD options selected. Click import… and… done!

You will need to restart Poker Copilot for these changes to take effect.



Poker Copilot 6.01 Now Available; Manual Update Required

We’ve released our first update to Poker Copilot 6 today. Unfortunately we’ve now discovered that a bug sneaked into the initial release of Poker Copilot (version 6.00) that stops our auto-updating from working.

If you downloaded and installed Poker Copilot 6.00, you’ll get a notification today that a new update is available. But when you click “Update Now”, you’ll be told that you have the latest version.

How to get Poker Copilot 6.01

Go to our website home page and click “Download Now”. Install it as you would normally if you were installing new software.

This problem only exists in Poker Copilot 6.00. Once you’ve updated to version 6.01, the auto-updater will work in the future.

Our apologies for the confusion.

Poker Copilot 6’s New HUD Popup Window

We’ve made some big changes to the HUD popup window in Poker Copilot 6. See the changes here:

To summarise:

  • adding 40 new statistics to Poker Copilot 6 meant the old popup window wasn’t good enough any more
  • you can pin the window open
  • you can change the text size
  • you can move and resize the window
  • there are quick links for jumping between sections
  • the window stays open when you click. It no longer auto-closes when you release the mouse button. To close the window, use the escape key, or the close button, or click anywhere outside of the window

Which HUD stats for Spin & Go tournaments?

Spin & Go tournaments on PokerStars are 3-player, short-stacked, hyper-turbo tournaments. Because all players are short-stacked, most of the decision making happens preflop. Because they are hyper-turbo and 3-max, you need to be aggressive. As there are only 3 players you’ve got plenty of room to display plenty of HUD statistics. I’d recommend these stats:

  • Blind Steal, Fold to Blind Steal (effectively, the button has a blind steal opportunity on every single hand!) You could just load up your HUD with every possible blind steal stat (fold to blind steal, raise blind steal, call blind steal, blind steal from button, blind steal from small blind) and you’ll already have a ton of information that would converge to accuracy quite quickly.
  • Three-bet and fold to three-bet. I wouldn’t care too much about four-bet stats, because a four-bet is going to be an all-in raise most times.
  • Postflop, I’d use continuation bet, and fold to continuation bet. “Donk Bet Out of Position” and “Fold to Donk Bet Out of Position” could be useful for distinguishing between donks and maniacs. Donks would have a high Donk Bet Out of Position stats.

Simple, but effective I think. You can add continuation bet by street, but I don’t think Spin & Go’s offer the opportunity to use such detailed stats effectively.

Here’s what it looks like in Poker Copilot 6’s HUD Layouts window:

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Poker Copilot 6 Now Available

Poker Copilot 6 is now available to download.


What’s new in Poker Copilot 6:

  • 40 new statistics
  • powerful new HUD popup panel
  • new “Detailed Statistics” view
  • more accurate HUD stats using Bayesian probability
  • share HUD settings with friends and between computers
  • awesome new hand filtering system
  • dozens of other improvements, including performance, features, and user interface

Read more about Poker Copilot 6’s new features.

I already bought Poker Copilot. Do I need to buy a new license?

If you bought Poker Copilot on or after 2nd October, 2016, simply install Poker Copilot 6 and it will function with your current license.

If you bought Poker Copilot before 2nd October, 2016 then you’ll need to buy an upgrade license if you wish to use Poker Copilot 6.

Can I upgrade from Poker Copilot 1, 2, 3, or 4?

Yes, you can purchase Poker Copilot at the upgrade price if you have ever bought any version of Poker Copilot.

I bought Poker Copilot from the Winamax store. Do I get a free upgrade?

Yes, as long as you bought it on or after 2nd October 2016. Purchases through the Winamax store get treated exactly the same as purchases directly from us.

What if I don’t want to upgrade?

No problem. Poker Copilot 5 will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future. Although you really should consider upgrading – Poker Copilot 6 will help improve your poker game.


Poker Stats Guide

Our 10-chapter guide to using and understanding online poker stats is now available.

The guide walks you through the most important poker statistics to use preflop and postflop to guide your decisions. Stats discussed in-depth include:

  • VPIP and PFR
  • Unopened preflop raise (UOPFR)
  • Blind-stealing
  • 3-betting and 4-betting
  • Donk bets
  • Continuation bets
  • Check-raising
  • Squeeze bets
  • Big Blinds remaining
  • Float bets


Thinking in terms of “big blinds remaining”

What are the advantages to assessing player stack size in number of big blinds remaining?

A) Psychological Factors

To make clear decisions, you need to understand poker in terms of big blinds rather than money. Distancing yourself emotionally allows you to make the best decision.

B) Understanding the effective stack

Understanding our own stack and our opponent’s stacks in terms of how many big blinds gives us the “effective stack” of any situation. If we raise pre-flop with a 200bb stack and are called by a single player in the big blind who has a stack of 100bb, then we can only win or lose up to 100bb. Therefore, the effective stack is 100bb. If the player in the big blind had 20bb, then the effective stack would be 20bb.

Read our complete guide to thinking in “big blinds remaining”.

How to use card suit symbols (♥♦♠♣) on your computer

In our recent Continuation Bet article we show cards in this highly readable way:


The cards can be copy and pasted, printed, and viewed on any device, and it is pure text. Here’s how you can embed card suit symbols for hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs directly into your text.


Use so-called HTML entities, as follows:

  • ♥ – type ♥ into your HTML document. Make sure to start with an ampersand, finish with a semi-colon, and use no spaces between the ampersand and semi-colon
  • ♦ – type ♦ into your HTML document
  • ♠ – type ♠ into your HTML document
  • ♣ – type ♣ into your HTML document

So, for example, if you want A♥K♦, then type A♥K&diamonds; into your HTML editor.

For colours, you can use inline CSS as follows <span style=’color: red’>A&hearts;</span>

Naturally it is best not to inline the CSS style, and instead to create a custom class you can reuse.

In a text editor or document editor

Copy and Paste (Mac and Windows)

Copy and paste the characters directly from this page, one at a time or all four at once: ♥♦♠♣

Yes, these can be treated like any pure text.


On macOS, you can use the “Emojis and Symbols” viewer to find these characters and many more. Just type Cmd+Ctrl+space whenever your Mac is expecting you to type, and this will appear.

Windows, Linux, and non-Mac devices

I don’t know how to do this on Windows or Linux as I mostly work on a Mac. Sorry.

We’ve updated our “Unopened Preflop Raise” article

What is the Unopened Preflop Raise poker statistic?

Unopened Preflop Raise (UOPFR) tracks the percentage of times that a player raises preflop when the action folds to him. This allows you to understand a player’s tendencies at a deeper level than the VPIP/PFR poker statistic. VPIP/PFR gives you a general idea of the player type of your opponent. UOPFR gives detailed information on the range of hands your opponent is playing from each position.

That’s from our Unopened Preflop Raise article. It is one chapter in our growing and comprehensive poker statistics guide. We’re adding a chapter to this guide each week.

We’ve revised almost every paragraph in this article. The examples are clearer, we’ve tried to use less poker slang, and to define it when we do use it.


A guide to Unopened Preflop Raising (UOPFR)

The next chapter in our poker statistics guide is now available. This one explains all you need to know about unopened preflop raising.

Understanding your opponent’s range of hands from each position is key information for developing your preflop cold calling range, your blind defense ranges, and your 3-bet ranges. This guide will give you an introduction to preflop hand ranges and calling raises in position.

Read the entire chapter.