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     Manual

 

Hold'em Memory Manual

 © 2005 Holdem Memory

Contents


System Requirements

  • Windows XP.
  • 200 MHz Pentium or faster CPU with at least 128 MB of RAM.
  • 38 MB of Hard Drive.

Installation

  • Run "SetupHoldemMemory.exe" and follow instructions.
  • To uninstall, open Programs -> Holdememory -> Uninstall and follow instructions.

Quick Start

  • Click "Site's Paths" button and set the paths of the sites. This is the first setting that you must to do Hold'em Memory to work correctly.
  • Login at poker site, open and sit down in a table.
  • Select the site from  "Site" combo box.
  • Select the Profile from "Profile Player" combo box.
  • Click "Refresh" button.
  • Select a table, click "Select Table" button. First you must make sure that you have selected the Site correctly in the combo box, this is very important.
  • Select  the rounds you want play automatically in "Play Automatically" combo box.
  • If you have two or more tables opened, open another instance of Hold'em Memory for each table you want to play.
  • Note 1: The program can "see" what you can see and what you cannot see. If the table is behind a window or the table is hidden, Hold'em Memory will still be able to capture the cards.
  • Note 2: The program includes a test profile. We recommend you only use this profile only for Play Money tables.  For real money tables, modify the profile or create other new ones.

Select The Correct Site Path

  • The program has default paths configured. For example for PartyPoker the path is: "C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyGaming.exe". If you need to change the Path the steps are:

(In this example we want to set the path: "C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyGaming.exe")

Note: You should to know where the EXE file is located.  If you don't know where it is, then you have to locate the file on your computer. Right click on the PartyPoker's shortcut  (in example) and select "Properties", to find this file.


General

1. - Version of Hold'em Memory and registration of the software. 
2. - Edit, create, delete, modify profiles and other options. 
3. - Auto Post yes/no. 
4. - Cards. Both first they are our cards. 
5. - Wait for Big Blind yes/no. 
6. - Show the open tables. 
7. - Refresh the open tables. 
8. - Select a table. 
9. - Leave a table. 
10. - Select the Profile with which Hold'em Memory will work. 
11. - Site in which Hold'em Memory will work. 
12. - Until where Hold'em Memory will press the buttons automatically. 
13. - Open another instance of Hold'em Memory to work with another table. 
14. - Show/Hide details. 
15. - Player's status. Colors: Blue-Active, Red-Out, Black-Empty.
16. - Number of hands that Hold'em Memory will play, when this number is surpassed Hold'em Memory closes. With the value "0" will play limitless hands. 
17. - Select the Paths of the sites. This is the first thing that you must do for the correct operation of Hold'em Memory. 
18. - Shows the hand of the round. 
19. -
The red light indicates who is the dealer.

20. - Shows Odds and the log of the game. 
21. - Action buttons. Use in manual mode (Advisor On). 
22. - Advisor On/Off. Click this button to change from automatic mode to manual mode (or vice versa) temporarily. In the following round it takes the correct value again.

23.- Shows the action recommended.  

24.- Shows Logs or Odds.

25.- If the action to take is not Fold neither Check, HM changes from automatic mode to manual mode, this means, you are making Fold and Check action in automatic mode, but when the hand should not be folded or checked HM lets that you play the hand.. You can set this feature for each round.

26.- Hold'em Memory will make "Sit Out", when we are "Big Blind", if the number of players of the table is lower to the number that we want. This option will work if the Auto Post checkbox of the table is "off", you can have the Auto Post option of HM selected ("on").

27.- Sit Out Hold: When you are "Sit Out" HM maintains this state although the number of players increases. 

28.- Close Table: When HM makes "Sit Out", HM closes the table. If the user makes "Sit Out" manually HM doesn't close the table.

 


Profile Management

  • New Profile
    • Select New Profile from Settings buttton.
    • The new profile is created with 0 starting hands and always folds.
    • To copy default strategies from existing profile click the "Copy From" buttton.
  • Edit Profile
    • To delete a profile, click on Delete button and confirm. This will also delete the backup of the profile.
    • To rename a profile, click on Rename button.
    • To edit a profile, click on Edit button.
  • Backup Profile
    • To make a backup of the profile, click Backup button.
    • To restore a profile, click Restore button. 
    • Please regularly backup your profiles.

Create/Edit Profiles

  • Starting Hands
    • Use Starting Hands page to setup up to 169 hand groups.
    • To include a hand to a group, click inside the box.
    • To insert/delete groups, click on group item.
    • The last column shows how often a given hand group will be dealt.
      For each hand in a group, pair = 6/1326 = 0.45%, suited = 4/1326 = 0.30%, offsuit = 12/1326 = 0.90%
    • The header for the last column displays sum of all group percentages.
  • Preflop, Flop, Turn, River
    • The individual strategies (or combo boxes) is defined as "strats".
    • There are 160 total # of preflop strats.
    • There are 145 total # of postflop strats.
    • The Fold % column displays (total fold strats) / # total strats.
    • The Cl/Ch% column displays (total call strats + total check strats) / # total strats.
    • The BR % column displays (total bet strats + total raise strats + total reraise strats) / # total strats.  
    • The Manual strat value is 0. The Manual strat lets to the player to select the action. If the player is playing with automtic mode, Hold'em Memory will change from automatic mode to Manual mode.
    • At this time, there are 274 flop groups, 449 turn groups, and 215 river groups.
    • The percentage actions, such as "Call 50%, Fold 50%", are proportionally added to fold strats and call strats.
    • To quickly select predefined strategies click Fold, Call, Raise, Weak, Okay, Good, Strong and Manual buttons.  
    • To quickly fill down the top most strat, click on pot status column header.
    • The percentages are shown in the columns of percentages in the following way: 1 (it's 100%), 0,45 (it's 45%), 0,03 (it's 3%), etc...
    • The calculation of percentages is made with all the strategy columns. So if, for example, we want to set a strategy of maximum aggressiveness, the column of percentage of Raiser/bet (BR%) will never be 1 (100%) because there are several columns whose maximum action is Call.
    • Select Copy From dialog to copy group strategies from current or existing profile.
    • The graphics of the hand examples are shown on Flop, Turn, and River pages. 
  • A complete well thought out profile can take 4 hours (you'll need patience). For this reason, we highly recommend that you backup your profiles regularly.
 

Options  

  • PopUp Holdem Memory when you have to take an action (Yes/No).
  • A voice warns you every time that you have to take an action (Yes/No).
  • An alarm warns you when you have to take an action only once in each Round (Yes/No).
  • If you have Nut on River, HM will make bet/raise.

Strategy Columns  

  • Previous definitions:
      • Round: The game has 4 rounds (Preflop, Flop, Turn and River).
      • Action: Check, Fold, Bet, Call, Raise, (n/a = no apply).
      • Turn: Every time that we have to make an action. The Round can have several turns if there are raises. 
      • HM: Hold'em Memory.

     

  • Hold'em Memory will use the strategy columns and our position to decide what action to take. Each strategy column corresponds to a game situation when we receive the turn to play. The game situation is explained here.

 

  • Auto-Fill: Use the Auto-Fill combo to fill the strategy columns automatically. The options are:
      • Fold a Raise: If a player makes Raise in the following turn I make Fold.
      • Call 1 bet (My maximum number of bets will be: 2 bets): Maximum I make Call 1 bet more in each turn, until betting 2 bets.
      • Call 1 bet in each turn (My maximum number of bets will be: 3 bets): Maximum I make Call 1 bet more in each turn, until betting 3 bets.
      • Call 1 bet in each turn (My maximum number of bets will be: 4 bets): Maximum I make Call 1 bet more in each turn, until betting 4 bets.
      • Call 2 bets in the same turn (My maximum number of bets will be: 3 bets): Maximum I make Call 2 bet more in each turn, until betting 3 bets.
      • Call 2 bets in the same turn (My maximum number of bets will be: 4 bets): Maximum I make Call 2 bet more in each turn, until betting 4 bets.
      • Call 3 bets in the same turn (My maximum number of bets will be: 4 bets): Maximum I make Call 3 bet more in each turn, until betting 4 bets.
      • Raise (My maximum number of bets will be: 3 bets): If it is possible I make Raise until 3 bets. If it is not possible to make Raise I make Call until 3 bets.
      • Raise (My maximum number of bets will be: 4 bets): If it is possible I make Raise until 3 bets, and if later a player makes 2nd Reraise in the following turn I make Call. If it is not possible to make Raise I make Call until 4 bets.
      • Always Raise (My maximum number of bets will be: 4 bets): I make Raise always.

    Each option includes to the previous options. You can modify the default parameters, see the game situation here.

    To quickly fill down the top most strat, click on pot status column header.

  • In Preflop, you have option to call/reraise a raise with some hands that you usually make Fold, but you play it if they are a certain number of players (or higher) playing the Preflop. The blinds aren't counted.
  • If somebody (not you) made the Raise action on Preflop or the Bet/Raise action on Flop or Turn, you have the options:
      • Check-Raise: If nobody makes Bet, HM makes Check. If somebody makes Call, HM makes Raise. In any other case HM will follow the defined strategy.
      • Check-Call: If nobody makes Bet, HM makes Check. If somebody makes Bet, HM makes Call. In any other case HM will follow the defined strategy.
      • Check-Fold: If nobody makes Bet, HM makes Check. If somebody makes Bet or Raise, HM makes Fold.
      • Bet Again: If you are the maximum Bettor/Raiser on the previous round, HM will make Bet if nobody has made it previously on current round.
  • In Preflop click "More" button to protect your blind position and to make Raise to the blind from the blind position.

Positions

  • Our position is calculated automatically by the application. The position is calculated starting from the last player. In each turn the last player is considered that he has the position 10. Our position will always be relative to the last player. Our position will change in each turn according to the other players they go making Fold. See examples here.

      


Odds

  • You can know your hand odds, pot odds, win chance and outs:
      • Hand Odds: The chances of you to improve your hand. If you hold two hearts and there are two hearts on the flop, your hand odds for making a flush are about 2 to 1. This means that for approximately every 3 times you play this hand, you will hit your flush one of those times (1/3). If your hand odds are 3 to 1, then you would hit your hand 1 out of every 4 times (1/4).
      • Pot Odds: Pot odds is a ratio of the amount of money in the pot compared with how much money it takes to call. If there is $100 in the pot and it takes $10 to call, your pot odds are 100:10, or 10:1. If there is $50 in the pot and it takes $10 to call, then your pot odds are 50:10 or 5:1. The higher the ratio, the better your pot odds are. Pot odds ratios are a very useful tool to see how often you need to win the hand to break even. If there is $100 in the pot and it takes $10 to call, you must win this hand 1 out of 11 times in order to break even (1/11). The thinking goes along the lines of: If you play 11 times, it'll cost you $110, but when you win, you get $110 ($100 + your $10 call). The usefulness of hand odds and pot odds becomes very apparent when you start comparing the two. As we know now, in a flush draw, your hand odds for making your flush are 1.9 to 1. Let's say you're in a hand with a nut flush draw and it's $5 to you on the flop to call. Do you call? Your answer should be: What are my pot odds?. If there is $15 in the pot plus a $5 bet from an opponent, then you are getting 20:5 or 4:1 pot odds (1/5). This means that in order to break even, you must win 1 out of every 5 times (1/5). However, with your flush draw, your odds of winning are 1 out of every 3 times (1/3)! You should quickly realize that not only are you breaking even, but you're making a nice profit on this too. If your Pot Odds is favorable you will see green color, but you will see the red color. Note that the green color doesn't mean that you should bet and the red one that you should not bet, that depends on the strength of your hand and the danger that there is in the table.
      • Win Chance: HM calculates the chances that your hand has of winning taking into account the number of active players.
      • Outs: Outs are defined as a card in the deck that help you make your hand. So if you hold AK of spades and have two spades on the flop, that leaves 9 more spades in the deck, since there are 13 cards of each suit. This means you have 9 outs to complete your flush - but not necessarily the best hand!

      


Logs

  • In the screen "Log of the Game" Hold'em Memory shows all the events that happened in the game. All the data of the game are recorded in a file log in the folder "logs". From time to time, you should erase these files to avoid wasting space unnecessarily on the hard drive.
  • The name of the file log is composed of the name of the table+date+hour, you can see it or edit it with any text editor, for example with NotePad of Windows.
  • In the file log you will be able to see the following texts:
    • Round: Round of the game (Preflop, Flop, Turn or River)
    • Game Id: Number of the game, Id, date and hour.
    • My cards: Our two cards.
    • Higher card: The highest card that we have.
    • Position: Our position when we acted.
    • There are 5 columns that represent the possible turns of a round. In these columns the actions of the players are written:

       

      • SB: SmallBind

      • BB: BigBlind

      • CL: Call

      • FL: Fold

      • CK: Check

      • RS: Raise

       

    • Callers: Number of callers.
    • Raisers: Number of raisers.

    • Limp: The first player that makes the "Call" or "Raise" action in Preflop. Or the first player that makes the "Bet" action in the other rounds.

    • Blinds: Number of blinds.

    • Raiser: Name of the player that makes the "Raiser" action in the round.

    • Reraiser: Name of the player that makes the "Reraiser" action in the round.

    • 2nd Reraiser: Name of the player that makes the "2nd Reraiser" action in the round.

    • (The symbol '*' before the player's name indicates that the raiser has been made in our turn).

    • Strat column: Strat column that is applied.

    • Recomended action: Action that Hold'em Memory taking of the strat.

      


What Hand Is...?

  • If you have doubt about some hand that you are thinking, you can click on the "WHAT hand is...?" button, this tool will show you the round, group (Id) and description belonging to that hand.  
  • The first two cards are our cards and the rest are cards of the table.

Auto-Fold vs. Manual Strat

  • Auto-Fold
    • Some people want to play the hands for themselves, but it bores them very much to click on the Fold button continually. For this type of users the feature Auto-Fold has been created.
    • Obviously you need to be playing in automatic mode. Then you should select the round in which you want to make Auto-Fold.
    • If the action to take is not Fold neither Check, HM changes from automatic mode to manual mode, this means, you are making Fold or Check action in automatic mode, but when the hand should not be folded or checked HM lets that you play the hand.
    • Auto-Fold won't make anything if you are playing in manual mode.
  • Manual Strat
    • The Manual strat lets to the player to select the action. If the player is playing with automtic mode, Hold'em Memory will change from automatic mode to Manual mode.
    • Manual Strat won't recommend any action to take neither in manual mode, neither in automatic mode. It simply changes from automatic mode to manual mode to let to the player to select the action.
  • Differences
    • Auto-Fold will always change from automatic mode to manual mode if the action to take in the round is Call, Bet, Raise, Reraise or Manual. If Auto-Fold is in "No Change Auto", HM will only change from automatic mode to manual mode if the action to take is "Manual" for a specific hand.

Should I Use The Random Action?

  • If you play same way all the time, you'll become too predictable and your profit will suffer. You can use the action Random to vary your play.
  • If you're in a tough situation and not sure what to do, you might want to use action Random to randomize your actions.
  • Select the appropriate action pairs from strat combo box.
  • There are four types of action pairs: Call or Fold, Check or Bet, Call or Raise, and Raise or Fold. Also there are the action Random.
  • Each of those paired actions have three types of paired percentages: 25% or 75%, 50% or 50%, and 75% or 25%.
  • For example, if you select "Call (25%) or Fold(75%)", the application will recommend/push "Call" 25% of the time and "Fold" 75% of the time. 
  • If you select "Random" the application will recommend/push "Fold" 33.3% of the time, "Call" 33.3% of the time and "Raise" 33.3% of the time.

Bluffing

  • You can customize several bluffings in the strategy, for example you can customize the "No Callers" column with the action "Bet" in the positions 9 and 10. This means that if all players make the "Check" action you will make the action "Bet". 
  • You also can customize Check-Raise, for example if you have a strong hand and your position is early you can make a Check or Call action and customize in the columns of Raisers a Reraise action. Uses the percentage fields for Check or Call for always not making the same strategy.

Tips

  • You can play with "4 Color Deck" option On or Off.
  • You will see the message of the site recommending you that you use the "Auto Post Blind" of the table. We recommend you to use the "Auto Post" of Hold'em Memory.
  • In Preflop, the blinds are not counted as "callers", except if the SmallBlind completes the bet. If the SmallBlind complete the bet is counted as a caller but if the SmallBlind doesn't make it is not counted as caller.
  • You can use the ramdon actions displayed on the action text box to randomize your actions (25%-75%, 50%-50%...).
  • In Preflop, the strat with position Big Blind and column "no_callers" is used when we are Big Blind "non official" , this means, we sit down in the table and we begin to play before being Blind (Read this text of Positions Examples section).
  • In manual mode (Advisor On) or in automatic mode (Advisor off) we can click on the buttons of action of Holdem Memory or on the buttons of action of the table without problems, even if the action taken is not the action recommended by the program. Although we click on the buttons of the table, Holdem Memory will know it and it will know the correct strat that it has to choose in our next turn
  • To play with multiple tables, open another instance of  Hold'em Memory.
  • The width of the window is preset and cannot be changed. You can change the height with "Details" button.
  • Please regularly backup your profiles.
  • "ProfileTest" is only a profile to test the program, it is your responsibility if you decide to use it to play in tables of real money.

Support

  • Please email your questions or comments to Support.
  • If you find some Bug, please communicate it to us.

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