Endorsed by professional poker player Tony G, Magic Hold’em is a simple Heads Up Display tool that can be used as a personal poker coach, helping you improve your game while learning poker strategy. In fact, one of the most helpful features for new players that Magic Hold’em developed is a 14-lesson interactive poker school which clearly explains just about every aspect of playing Texas Hold’em. Video tutorials walk you through the basics, all the way to more advanced strategies that will take your game from novice level to shark in no time.
Magic Holdem focuses on different areas in which to help players. The pre-session, which shows detailed analysis of the player’s playing statistics and player profiling, and what they call In-Session – which gives the player an odds calculator and HUD that tracks players at the table.
The odds calculator shows you your hand strength, as well as the outs you could hit to improve your hand which updates after every card is shown on the board. One of the other features of the Magic Hold’em is the Check, Raise, or Fold recommendation – which is great for new players who might not be aware of basic poker strategy.
Magic Hold’em takes a fun approach to helping you identify the playing style of your opponents by labeling them as certain kinds of players using commonly used slang phrases, such as Shark, Mouse, Fish, Cowardly Lion and Action Junkie. These terms are often used to describe players of varying skill and betting style, but knowing if you’re sitting across from a Shark or a Mouse can be very helpful when you’re holding a weak hand.
These playing style profiles come into play again in the Magic Hold’em Post Game stats and summary – where your game play is analyzed, and you are given recommendations on how to improve your play in future games. Detailed analysis of every hand, with details such as your preflop raise percentage (PFR%) and your aggression factor (AF) just to name a couple of examples of the kind of in-depth insights Magic Hold’em will help you see in your playing style. You’ll even be told if you’re a Fish, a Shark or a Cowardly Lion!
A favorite feature of Magic Hold’em is the Bankroll Management system, which handles all the math and budgeting so that you don’t end up overextending yourself at the tables. The software helps ensure that you are always playing at table which is appropriate for the size of your current bankroll.
Another great thing about Magic Hold’em is the interface, which is nicely designed and easy to navigate. It doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as some of the other, more advanced HUDs, but it’s also more user friendly to use and provides insights and help where other HUD’s leave the strategy up to the player.
I’d recommend Magic Hold’em for beginner poker players who want a poker calculator, game tracker, HUD and personal coach all rolled into one piece of software. Because of how simple it is to use and get comfortable with, even novice players will find it extremely helpful as they develop their skills.