Built from the ground up by Poker Players for Poker Players. Holdem Manager 3 revolutionizes poker tracking software like never before. You'll be in the game faster and post session analysis will be more efficient than ever.
Since there is no database software to install with Holdem Manager 3 the installation process is very simple. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you use the default settings (Express Install), when installing Holdem Manager 3.
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND using the Express Install option on the following screen. The Advanced Install looks tempting for previous Holdem Manager users, but we can easily do everything the Advanced Install does directly in the Holdem Manager 3 software after installation.
Using the express install will get you up and running inside of Holdem Manager 3 the quickest.
Clicking Yes here will allow Holdem Manager 3 to search your computer for poker site hand history files. HM3 searches for Auto Import hand history folders during this process. CLICK YES
Opt in or out of Anonymous Usage Data
Configure Poker Sites
The left side of this screen (NEW SITES) lists out all the Poker Sites Holdem Manager 3 detected on your computer in the previous setup step. On the right side of this screen is (MORE SITES) and this shows other poker sites Holdem Manager 3 supports, but you don't have installed.
Poker Site Setup Wizard
Now we need to go through all the poker sites we play on and make sure Auto Import Folders are setup. Auto Import folders are folders where your poker site saves hand history files. Hand history files must be setup correctly for Holdem Manager 3 to auto import hands allowing a HUD to be displayed on live tables.
If Auto Import Folders are not displayed, click Auto Detect or Add to add the poker site Auto Import Folders.
Click Next when Auto Import Folders are setup for the highlighted poker site. (Party Poker in the screen below)
Setup Preferred Seating
Preferred Seating allows your HUD to be displayed next to the correct player when opening tables.
Use this drop-down to select Specific Seat, Auto Center or Use Hand History Seat. The poker site you are setting up will use one of those options. For the screen below (Party Poker) Party Poker uses the "Specific Seat" option.
If Specific Seat is the option for your poker site, use this drop-down to select how many players are seated at the table.
Auto Center and Use Hand History Seat will not display this drop-down because you don't need to pick a seat with Auto Center or Use Hand History Seat.
Click one of the seats to set it as your preferred seat. This is the same seat that you must setup in your poker software.
Detailed instructions for Preferred Seating by poker site. (Click Here)
Once Preferred Seating is setup, click Next.
Holdem Manager 3 is now completely installed and setup. You can start playing on your preferred poker site now and as long as Hand History Folders and Preferred Seating were setup correctly, your HUD will be displayed next to the correct player.
Minimum Requirement: Intel Core i3 (or AMD equivalent) processor with 4GB of RAM.
Recommended: Modern quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM or greater. This includes the Intel i5 processor lines (or their equivalent AMD processors).
Optimal: Intel Core i7 multi-core 64-bit processor with 16GB of RAM or greater.
Not Recommended: Intel Pentium 4, Atom, Core 2 Duo, or other low power processors such as ARM.
Minimum Requirement: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.
Recommended: Windows 10+
Optimal: Windows 10 64bit
The number one factor for speed performance is hard drive speed. Holdem Manager recommends at least a 7200RPM hard drive or faster. Solid State Drives (SSDs) are currently the fastest drives available for optimal performance.
Note: This update includes database upgrade (when updating from 188.8.131.52 or earlier), that can take a few minutes to complete for large databases (more than million hands). For any critical data it is recommended to create a backup of your database before updating and do not close HM3 using Task Manager while database upgrade is in progress.
Database upgrade to prevent duplicate hands
Resolved an issue where database upgrade failed on first try for some users and required a restart
Filter bar reliability improvements when combining different filters
Filter bar will now avoid using parenthesis when combining quick filters if not necessary
Resolved an issue when combining Hole Cards, Board texture and other filters
Resolved an issue where applied Saved and Quick filters weren't added to Recent filters
Resolved an issue where filter didn't apply if user pressed Enter before applying the filter
Resolved error related to selecting game types in Opponents view
All Dates option will now correctly clear other applied date filters
Gametype and Date range filters will now be automatically applied when selected from the filter menu
Prevent applying same quick filter multiple times
Resolved an issue where setting date filter to All Dates filter would also clear other applied filters
Prevent login prompt from appearing in case of internet connectivity issues
Resolved an issue where Copy Logs utility did not work for Windows machines with Desktop in OneDrive folder
Resolved an issue with HUD not showing stat values when stack size filter was enabled
Updated translations for all languages
Improved loading speed of stats in HUDs and popups when using max number of hands limit
Improvements for some cases after table changes on Ipoker and Ignition
HM2 HUD Import - Better detection of NC stats when importing HM2 HUDs
Resolved an issue where import status could get stuck when importing from folders with files without hand histories
Resolved an issue where import buttons disappeared if import was paused for too long
Updated translations for all languages
Single Opponent Analysis - Resolved an issue where data did not update when changing filters
Chico - Resolved an issue where autoimport did not work for some users
Elite HUD converters - Adjusted HUD positions so that hero is always positioned in bottom center seat
Ignition - Added import support for Jackpot tournaments
Ignition - Added support for new Ignition Hand Grabber
Ignition - Improvements to table size detection when new players join
Ignition - Resolved import issue for hands with posted dead blinds where everyone folds to the BB
Ignition - Resolved import issue with hands where dead blinds go all-in
Ignition - Resolved issues related to importing exported cash hand histories
Ipoker - Resolved an import issue with recent hand histories
Ipoker - Added Stanleybet.it support
Microgaming - Resolved an issue with hands not importing introduced in previous beta release
PartyPoker - Added initial support for Run It Twice downloaded hand histories (Known issue with hole cards not appearing for the opponents for these hand histories)
PartyPoker - Attempt to import partial hand histories if we can ascertain enough data for a full hand. Otherwise, they are rejected.
partypoker - Added support for fastforward table Vélocit
PartyPoker - Resolved an issue with anonymous all-in hand histories
PartyPoker/PMU.fr - Resolved an issue with HUD on tournament tables on
PokerStars - Resolved an issue with HUD attaching to the wrong table when playing a tournament at multiple tables
PokerKingAsia - Resolved an issue where autoimport did not work from manually assigned handhistory folders
WPN - Added import support for hand histories sent by support
WPN - Resolved an issue with dealt cards not importing for downloaded hand histories
WPN - Resolved an issue with incorrect positions for hands with missing small blind in tournaments
WPN - Resolved an issue with Jackpot buy-in detection
WPN - Resolved an issue where SNGs could be detected incorrectly for older hand histories
Changing preferred currency and exchange rates is now reflected in reports without a restart
Display correct bounties when an alias is selected
Added Avg All-in Adj Game and Avg Net Won Game stats ( Chip EV and Chips per tournament)
Resolved an issue with PFR stat not working correctly in some all-in situations
Resolved an issue where tournament detection kept repeating for tournaments with bad data
184.108.40.206 (Official Release - February 12, 2020)
Position filter will now work when combined with other filters regardless of its position in the filter string
Resolved an issue where date filter would not work correctly after opening a filter editor and reapplying the same filter
Resolved an issue where filter bar would keep switching between two filters when applying multiple quick filters
Resolved an issue where gametype filter got removed when combining it with quick filters and filter editor filters
Resolved an issue where hands grid under reports would not show filtered hands when using OR filter
When combining quick filters using OR, added filter will automatically use paranthesis when necessary
Both Stable and Beta updates will now appear when opted into Beta updates
Minor UI changes in dialog when no updates are found
Prevent login prompts from appearing when double clicking to purchase or upgrade HM3
Resolved an issue where My Licenses window sometimes didnt reload correctly
Resolved an issue where some databases couldn't load up after updating from older versions of HM3
Resolved reported issue with sending error reports
Site Settings - Improved handling of a longer list of sites
HM2 HUD Import - Add a space after prefixes when importing HM2 HUDs
HM2 HUD Import - Only add colon to prefixes if used in HM2 HUD too
HM2 HUD Import - Resolved an issue where background colors for some cells were wrong
HM2 HUD Import - Transfer & character correctly
HM2 HUD Import - Transfer empty cells when importing HM2 HUDs
HM2 HUD Import - Transfer text color for prefixes when importing HM2 HUDs
Resolved an issue where arrange in grid option caused last column to not display in some cases
Added more logging to help identify HM2 database import related issues
Allow manual import of temporary files exported during HM2 DB Import (.hm2hh)
Resolved an issue if first autoimported hand in the database is a tournament hand
Resolved an issue where Import would stop working when encountering import errors in some cases and an error window would appear
Key stats showed stats from a previously opened report if report stats were changed
888Poker - Added support for new table design option
Added support for the following sites using hand converters from the Elite HUD: PPPoker, RedDragon, PokerKingAsia, WePoker, UPoker, PokerTime, PokerCommunity, FishPoker, Bingo, RealPoker, Allin, IDN, PokerBros
Ipoker.it - Resolved an issue with HUD not attaching correctly
Peoples Poker - HUD was not correctly attaching on tables that have no break spaces in their names
Pokermaster - Renamed Asian Poker Clubs site to Pokermaster
Run It Once - Resolved an issue in replayer where incorrect hand appeared in hand selector for some hands
Winamax - Allow autoimport to work when multiple folders are added
WPN - Added HUD support for Blitz tables
WPN - Resolved an issue with table matching on Windows in Hebrew
Resolved an issue where tagging of hands did not work correctly after deleting some tagging categories
Additional improvements to prevent duplicate hands from appearing in the reports
Prevent removing of last stat in reports to avoid an error
Resolved an issue where Hole Cards grid in reports didn't show results if Net won in bb was not added to the hands grid
Resolved an issue where reports didnt update list of hands correctly after a purge
Resolved an issue where table sessions were always broken into 30 minute sessions
Resolved an issue with progressive bounties not appearing after restart for Small Stakes users
Added a new "Random 100" stat that will display a random value between 1-100
Added hourly stats: Net Won, All-In Adj, bb and hands per hour. See FAQ for more details on how these stats work.
Renamed stats that included When Saw Flop/Turn/River stats to WSF/WST/WSR
Resolved an issue with Average,Preflop,Flop and Turn All-In EQ stats where values appeared incorrectly
Updated descriptions for Flop CBet-Fold OOP stats that said In Position in the description
Winrate stats did not include winnings from hands that were folded to the big blind
220.127.116.11 (Official Release - December 23, 2019)
Flop high card filter will now display all flops with highest card of that rank even if its a paired board
Added more logging and error report when user encounters login prompts while using HM3
Attempted to resolve reported issue where HM3 couldn't start up properly after logging in sometimes
Automatically create Holdem Manager 3 folder during install when installing to non default location
Improved import performance in bigger databases
Performance improvement for tournament queries that caused HUD timeouts
Reports not always working correctly when resized for Norway culture
Resolved an issue where opening a report before hands were completely loaded would cause duplicate hands to appear
Resolved the issue where login prompts appeared while HM3 was in use for some users. When necessary, login prompts will now only appear after 24 hours or on restart.
Session duration not showing correctly when alias is selected
Startup improvement for big databases, new database required
Hidden stat and ring lines will now be remembered between hands
Option from table HUD right click menu to hide Ring HUD now works correctly
Improve HUD handling of timeouts to attempt to avoid errors after longer timeouts (15-17sec)
Recent Winner Pot stat will now correctly display pot size instead of net won
Resolved an issue where HUD would show 0 hands for sessions played after UTC midnight for some poker sites
888Poker - Updated default HUD positions for 3-max tables
9Stacks - Added support for downloadable hands
Asian Poker Clubs - Added default HUD positions for vertical tables for PokerMaster HH format
Asian Poker Clubs - Added HH folder detection for Elite HUD converters
Asian Poker Clubs - Resolved a stat issue with playable hands count
Asian Poker Clubs - Resolved an issue where auto import folder would disappear after restart
Asian Poker Clubs - Resolved an issue where HUD didn't work at the tables (Requires latest EliteHUD converter version)
Boss - Resolved import errors for ante tournaments hands
Chico - Added site support for the site with the use of converter for TigerGaming, BetOnline and SportsBetting
GGPoker - Added import for downloadable hands
GGPoker - Opponents should be considered anonymous players in player select
PartyPoker - Added import support for downloadable hand histories
PartyPoker - Added support for buy-ins for downloaded hand histories (only for new hand histories from PartyPoker)
PartyPoker - Prevent import of bad hand histories with no chip amounts, blinds or antes
PartyPoker - Resolved an issue when importing cash hands related to rake values
PartyPoker - Resolved an issue where imported tournament hand histories with an invalid tournament number would cause HM3 server to shut down unexpectedly
PartyPoker - Resolved reported issues with import of downloadable hands
People's Poker - Resolved an issue where some hands did not import correctly
PokerStars - Prevent import of unsupported Deep Water and Tempest hands(temporary games)
PokerStars - Resolved an issue with cashouts not showing in hand viewer and replayer
PokerStars Asia - Added preferred seat detection
PokerStars.USPA added preferred seat detection
Run It Once - Improved support for hand histories with all hole cards showing (Reimport required)
Winamax - Added GoFast tables support (English client only)
Winamax - Added support for Nitro Expresso games
Winamax - Resolved an issue with HUD stakes filter on GoFast tables
WPN - Resolved an issue with Net Won for hands with uncalled bets not shown as returned in HH (Reimport required)
WPN - Updated default HUD positions for 8-max tables
Better status messages when loading reports
Resolved an issue where recent reports links sometimes didn't work
Rake bb/100 should now show average value in report totals
Resolved an issue with WTSD (No Allin) stats
Added tournament tag option to filter editor
Added Ultra-turbo tournament speed type
Improved handling of Tournament Detection when switching databases
Users who customized reports using prerelease HM3 version can run into an issue where HM3 will not display customized reports correctly. Open report's Stats picker and confirm stats choice for report to update.
Quick Filters improvement - Added a tooltip and hotkeys for quick filters, now you can Ctrl or Alt + Left-click a filter to combine it using and/or or completely replace an existing filter
Resolved an issue where Today/Yesterday and similar filters didn't work correctly when playing between midnight and time set for Start of the day
Clean up Temp folder after importing hands to reduce disk space usage
Cards will now resize together with text when adjusting size in handviewer
Handviewer now uses same 4 color deck of cards as reports. More options coming soon.
Run It Once Poker - Added support for downloaded handhistories
All-in graph was incorrectly converting currencies for handhistories played in EUR
Resolved an issue where ICM adjusted winnings were sometimes incorrect until restart
Warning when selecting 10k or 100k hands in hands grid can now be disabled
Resolved an issue where changed preferred currency was not correctly reflected in reports for all stats until restart
Resolved an issue with shared reports in cash and tournament modes (e.g. Overall, Position) (Note: Affected reports have to be re-added to the favorites menu)
18.104.22.168125 (Pre-Release Beta - October 03, 2019)
Added FAQ and Forums links to the Help menu
Express Install option in startup wizard will now rename existing database first when creating a new database
Resolved an error when logging into HM account with Graphical HUD active
22.214.171.124076 (Pre-Release Beta - October 01, 2019)
Resolved an error when opening filter editor with Last x Hands/Days/Weeks/Months filter applied
Resolved reported issues with Postgres configuration for HM2 database import
Resolved an issue with saved graphs from previous versions not working anymore
126.96.36.199036 (Pre-Release Beta - September 27, 2019)
Database upgrade and Importing Cashout hand histories
Holdem Manager 3 Poker stars Cashout support requires a database upgrade that will be automatically done when opening a database. After that is done, cashout hand histories can be imported and results tracked in the reports.
If you would like to import the missing cashout hand histories, you can import them from your HM3 or HM2 Archive folders. (Default location: C:\HM3Archive\PokerStars\2019\09 for hands from September 2019)
If you have HM3 installed but have not yet updated to version 188.8.131.52036 you can download it here.
Database upgrade and Importing Cashout hand histories
Holdem Manager 3 PokerStars Cashout support requires a database upgrade that will automatically be initiated when opening a database. After the update completes, cashout hand histories can be imported and results tracked in the reports.
If you would like to import cashout hands played before you upgraded your database, you can import them from your HM3 or HM2 Archive folders for August and September. (Default September location: C:\HM3Archive\PokerStars\2019\09 for hands from September 2019)
There are now variations of net won stats (based on your preference for including or excluding cashouts) that can be added to reports via the Stat Selector:
Net Won - Player's net winnings including the cashouts
Net Won bb - Player's win rate per bb including the cashouts.
bb/100 - Player's win rate in bb per 100 hands including cashouts.
Net Won Hand - Player's winnings at the table based solely on hand strength.
Net Won Hand bb - Player's bb per hand results based solely on hand strength.
Hand bb/100 - Player's win rate in bb per 100 hands based solely on hand strength.
New Cashout Specific Stats:
Cashout % - Percentage of time that player cashes out when all-in
Cashout Diff - Difference between winnings including the cashouts and winnings if hands were played out; Positive value means that cashout winnings were higher than winnings if hands were played out normally.
Hand View Columns
There are new columns available that can be added (Settings > Hand View Column - View FAQ) to hand view below the reports:
Net Won - Player's winnings in the hand including the cashouts
Net Won Hand - Player's winnings in the hand if it was normally played out, ignoring the cashouts
Net Won (bb) - Player's winnings in the hand including the cashouts (in big blinds)
Net Won Hand (bb) - Player's winnings at the table if hand was normally played out, ignoring the cashouts (in big blinds)
Cashout - Cashed out amount
Cashout Diff - Difference between winnings including the cashouts and winnings if hand was played out; Positive value means that cashout winnings were higher than winnings if hand was played out normally.
The hand viewer now displays winnings after cashouts. However, the hand viewer tooltip on players winnings in the Showdown section will display the breakdown of the impact of cashouts on the winnings.
The Replayer is not changed when viewing the actions in the hand. An additional Replayer step has been added at the end of the hand which details cashout related information in text form.
Two cashout specific filters are available using the filter bar:
To see hands where cashout occured (by any player in the hand), use this filter: "isCashout=true"
To see hands where you have cashed out yourself, filter for hands with cashout amounts above 0: "CashoutAmount>0"
New stats have been added to view cashout related winnings:
Net Won - Player's winnings at the tables including the cashouts
Net bb Won - Player's winnings at the tables including the cashouts (in big blinds)
Net Won Hand - Player's winnings at the table if hand was normally played out, ignoring the cashouts
Net bb Won Hand - Player's winnings at the table if hand was normally played out, ignoring the cashouts (in big blinds)
Customize your HUD (Heads-Up Display) to add and remove stats from the Default HUD's. Customizing your HUD just how you like it will give you all the poker stat information you need right on a live table.
Popups are accessed by clicking a HUD stat while playing poker. There are new Cash and Tournament popups in Holdem Manager 3.
The new HM3 Cash popup is broken down by Preflop Action:
Suggested Use: Click the corresponding preflop action of the villain and all relevant stats are presented. Of course you could always customize these popups just how you want them by editing them in the Popup Editor. (Video)
Quickly switch between HUD's on a live table by clicking the HUD Settings HUD Element shown below (1).
Opens HUD Settings on live tables
Click here to show all HUD's available to you
Select a new HUD
Note: To load the newly selected HUD for the table type, go back into HUD Settings and select "Set Profile as Default for this Table Type". When you open a new table of this table type, HM3 will load the new HUD we just selected.
Zip/Attach a copy of the original Hand history for the table with the issue*
*All original hands that are auto-imported get moved to an archive for performance reasons. Your \HM3Archive is in C:\HM3Archive by default, but you may have put it anywhere. The archive should be organized by \Network\Month\DayOfMonth (example: C:\HM3Archive\SiteName\HM3Archive\2016\07\31). It is configured in the Tools - Settings - Import menu.
*When sending any files please zip them (right-click > send to > compressed folder) before attaching them to an email. If the attachment is larger than 10MB please upload them to a file hosting site like dropbox, then click 'Share' > 'Create Link' > Copy Link' and right-click > 'Paste' the download link directly into the support ticket email. If you have any problems with dropbox try using filedropper.com or google drive.
Hold the Control Key (CTRL) and Left Mouse Button while dragging the HUD components to the new location.
Click the HM3 Table HUD Icon at the top of the table and select Unlock Layout. (See Screen Below) This will let you move HUD elements without holding the Control Key (CTRL). Just left mouse click and move the HUD elements this way.
Once individual HUD elements are positioned how you want them, you will want to click the HM3 Table HUD icon and Save Layout or Lock & Save Layout. (See Below)
Adjust Mucked Card Positions:
Use the HM3 Table HUD icon to enable "Configure Mucked Cards". (See screen above, Configure Mucked Cards is two positions below the orange highlighted options.)
The Omaha Hand Filters allow you to filter for every Omaha hand imaginable. Use this FAQ as reference when creating Custom Omaha Filters. Start by using the clickable checkbox parameters, then move onto more complex custom hand filters that are detailed below.
Custom Omaha Filtering
Use the "Custom" field in the Omaha Hand Filter to build complex custom Omaha Hand Filters.
In the initial release version, the following stats were added:
Net Won / Hr
Net Won Game / Hr
All-In Adj / Hr
All-In Adj Game / Hr
Hourly stats are most accurate in session reports where hands are grouped together into sessions.
Because hands durations are not saved in hand histories, HM3 uses 1 minute time periods per hand to determine the actual time played for any group of hands to calculate the hourly win rates in any report, even when session duration is not available.
*A new 'Minutes Played' stat was added to see the time played, which is used for hourly win rate stats. This shows the actual time played and not just the time difference between the first and last hand of the session. If you take a 5 minute break during a session, 'Minutes Played' will be shorter than 'Session Duration' and will affect your hourly win rate.
Note: The 'Stat Picker' menus have detailed definitions of each stat. The Reports stats picker shows them directly under the stat name, the HUD stats picker shows them in a tooltip window if you hover over the stat name in the stat picker.