The Best Poker HUD For 2021 According To BlackRain79

First of all, for those who don’t know who Nathan ‘BlackRain79’ Williams is, he’s a professional poker player, blogger and author from Canada. He is also known as the ‘king of the micros’ because he has some of the highest winnings at these stakes! Williams is best known for mass multi-tabling the micro stakes cash games on PokerStars under the screen name “BlackRain79”. He is well known for having played millions of hands at these stakes with some of the highest winnings and win-rates ever recorded.

He is known for popularizing several over betting strategies against the weaker players at these stakes and playing monster sessions at the table limit of 24 on Pokerstars. He rose to prominence back in 2011 after releasing this first book called Crushing The Micros. This is also one of the very few books that focus on the micro stakes of poker!


Now, talking about HUDs in poker, a HUD (heads-up display) is an application that collects and displays statistics about opponents at the online poker table. The HUD overlays your poker table with information about how each of your opponents has played in the past. The information is shown directly on the poker table in floating panels next to each player.

Nathan Williams has given his personal preference as to what he thinks is the best HUD for poker players in 2021! Let’s take a look at what he has to say!

PokerTracker 4

Nathan calls the PokerTracker 4 his favourite HUD and refers to it as the most comprehensive and easy to use poker tracker out there. It is great for cash games, SnG’s and tournaments. “PokerTracker 4 also has the best backend database filters for studying your poker game and fixing your leaks that I have ever seen.”

According to Nathan, people fixate way too much over how the HUD is actually helping their win rate to go up. But the biggest key for him is to be able to study his own game, learn to fix his leaks and learn how to beat the competition at the tables! Unlike many other poker HUDs, PokerTrack 4 is compatible with both Mac and Windows, which makes it easier for players to run it across multiple devices!

“The PokerTracker 4 HUD is very simple to set up and start using. It is also supported by most major online poker rooms including by far the biggest poker site in the world, PokerStars.”Check out the video to learn how to set up the HUD

Nathan recommends players to use a few basic HUD stats such as

  • VPIP
  • PFR
  • AF
  • 3Bet%
  • Fold to 3Bet%
  • 4Bet Ratio
  • CBet
  • Fold to CBet
  • WTSD%

To learn more about the details of PokerTracker 4 and the best way to utilize it to the best of its abilities, you can check out BlackRain79’s own blog

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