If you guys have been keeping up with poker software, you know about NoteCaddy. There has been a huge buzz building about the software, which has existed for over a year already. Now, it’s integrated into Hold’em Manager 2. NoteCaddy is a program that keeps track of showdowns, bet sizing, and more advanced stats and puts them into your notes, HUD, and popups.
To utilize NoteCaddy you have a few options. You can use the basic setup that comes with NoteCaddy, but I haven’t found it that useful. You can make your own stats which is very time consuming. Or you can take the easy and expensive way and buy features from other people. There is a package on 2+2 coming out shortly that many people are eagerly watching that features 30 stats, 20 custom badges that show leaks in your HUD, and graphs that show how strong your opponent’s range is when they take certain lines. In this article, I’m going to list my top 5 Note Caddy stats which come to mind that I would like to see and use in my game.
1) Call flop raise and fold to turn bet – When we raise the flop often our range is very polarized; as a result, calling a flop raise as a float becomes more of a viable option. Against guys who play somewhat tricky versus flop raises, folding to less than 50%, the amount of time they will go all the way to showdown versus the amount of the time they end up giving you credit is very important information, and not currently available in HEM2.
2) C-bet flop and check fold the turn, single raised and 3 bet pots – We know wide an opponent’s range is from their opening range and their c-bet %, but how they go after the flop is more difficult to access. We can look at turn c-bet % when we decide to make a float, but we also need to look at their check call % on the turn. Having this information will make it more clear what players are good to float by giving us one number to reference.
3) Triple barrel range – We have an opponent’s flop, turn, and river c-bet percentages available to us, but it can be difficult to crunch all three numbers to tell us what range an opponent is likely to showdown as the aggressor. Versus an opponent with a high triple barrel %, we ought to be more inclined to showdown some medium strength hands or bluff on the turn or river. Versus opponents with low triple barrel %, we can look to float more and take away pots on the turn or river to an opponent’s check. This stat might take a decent amount of hands to converge though.
4) 4 bet range versus hero – We have information about how often an opponent 4-bets us in terms of percentage, and their 4-bet range from each position, but not a combination of the two. These spots tend to come up very frequently reg versus reg in situations like blinds vs BTN and BB vs SB. Knowing the range that they have 4-bet with in these situations will help us play almost perfectly against their 4-bets once we have a big enough sample.
5) C-bet versus hero in heads up pots – We have information about an opponent’s general tendencies postflop, but not about how they play versus us specifically. Is our opponent’s betting range tighter postflop versus us than other players? If so, then we should call more preflop and less postflop. Is it looser? Then we might look to bluff raise and float more often. This stat would also give us some idea how our opponent views us a player.
I’m sure that these stats won’t even be close to the most useful ones that NoteCaddy offers. I’m looking forward to seeing how NoteCaddy develops as a piece of software. Let’s talk about what the most useful stats could be and maybe we can get something together and make them a reality.