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Time Stamps

00:00 Introduction
03:34 Introduction to Sky Matsuhashi
05:57 Catching up with Sky
08:02 The value of the HUD (heads-up display)
09:16 Assessing what pieces of information to use
11:56 How to use and get improve with all the data?
14:08 General rule of thumb in studying
15:25 The most sophisticated stats for HUD users
20:11 Does the HUD forms construct for labeling the players?
26:09 How draws should be played with the HUD
28:19 Using Note tracker is very helpful
31:17 Advice to people on how to improve their game
46:36 RecPoker updates

About Steve Fredlund

Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community.

Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at