Holdem Manager 3 review

HM3 is a new version of the famous Holdem Manager program. It is a professional tool for a poker player that allows you to track and analyze the statistics of your game and game of your opponents. It provides a lot of useful information about your opponent and allows you to fix the leaks in your own game. In addition to a number of useful updates, now HM3 has even a Russian interface (unlike the previous version of the program), which undoubtedly makes it more attractive and useful for Russian-speaking users.

Hold'em Manager has been used by more than a million players in online cash games and tournaments since the first launch of the program more than 12 years ago. HM3 is the most powerful version of Hold'em Manager ever released. Heads-up display HM3 (HUD) constantly imposes statistics of key opponents directly on all the tables at which you play, and modern filters and built-in reports allow you to analyze the results after the played sessions.

Main goal of HM3 – to help players improve their results with more informed and elaborate decisions. A player can choose from several pre-configured HUDs or create his own using thousands of different statistics in the HM3 database.

After the sessions played, with this tool you have possibility to review your results or conduct a further analysis of the game of key opponents by choosing a standard report or creating your own report.

​Beta-testing and full launch of HM3 in 2019

After lengthy beta testing, Holdem Manager 3 was released as a full version in October 2019. Prior to this, the software passed serious beta testing, in which only 1000 people from all over the world took part, and from March 1, 2018, Holdem Manager 3 in beta became available to all users of the previous version of the program. Now HM3 has replaced HM2. 

Those who have subscribed for HМ2 after October 28, 2016, can get a third version of the application completely for free.

HM3 functionality

The functionality of HM3 is as good as the second one and it even surpasses HM2. This is an ideal variant for everyone who has used the previous versions, because all functionality is the same but there are just more capabilities and an interface is more pleasant.

Key features of Holdem Manager 3

  • Heads Up Display (HUD).
  • Live Play View (display the game in real time).
  • Analysis after the game.
  • Situation analysis.
  • Powerful filters for hands.
  • Visual information on the opponent.
  • Replayer.
  • HM applications.

What is the difference between HM3 and HM2? What's new in the program?

  • Pleasant and intuitively clear interface.

hm3 interface

  • Fast and easy settings.
  • The number of analyzed situations, which are used for statistics to be collected, is displayed when pointing on the stats. 
  • HUD editor is improved:

Holdem Manger 3 HUD

  • The productivity is increased.
  • New Graphic HUD (besides a standard one):

HM3 grafical HUD



  • A new section that shows effectiveness of your 3-bets, barrels and all-ins is added. It also has information about your ranges by positions in the form of graphs, strength of combinations on the flop.
  • Section "Opponents" is updated.

HM3 Opponents

  • There is a comparison of statistics of several opponents among themselves.
  • There are more than 2 thousand of stats.
  • Now a database of hands is stored in the cloud service but not in PostgreSQL.
  • Section "Situations" is updated:

HM3 situations

  • The program is translated into many languages of the world (including Chinese, Russian).

HM3 language

  • The interface and Replayer functionality is updated:

HM3 Replayer

​In a replayer you can see the detailed statistics on every player (street is taken into account):

HM3 stats

  • You can make a more detailed analysis of the player with the help of pop-up:

HM3 popup

  • There are all possible variants of importing the hands, databases, HUD.

HM3 import

Also, you can import the database from a previous version of the application.

Besides the application itself manages with its duties much faster than its predecessor, the players have got an opportunity to work in a special mode of "HUD Only Mode" where only two main functions operate – HUD and auto import of hands. This mode reduces a load on your PC and increases the speed of the application even more.

Let’s review some features in details

As it was stated above, Holdem Manager 3 has intuitively clear interface that helps to customize everything with the slightest details. This program grants you many options for analyzing the game.

Extended statistics

The developers implemented additional statistics to the basic version, so you don’t have to pay extra funds for purchasing the advanced features.

HM3 contains a lot of postflop stats vsHero in HM3, which reflect player tendencies. Moreover, it has many statistics on bet sizing, donk bets and other fields of game. Simply put, HM3 grants you more data that gives enough advantages.

Situational pop-ups

Situational pop-ups allow obtaining the access to necessary statistics. So, you don’t need to search for information among thousands of stats in the midst of hand.

You are able to simply choose your rivals' action on preflop (raise, call, 3-bet, etc.) by clicking on pop-up. After that, the relevant data will appear and help to make a better decision. Situational pop-ups are excellent features for those who has used to apply many statistical data during the game.

Graphical HUD

Graphical HUD displays important information such as VPIP, PFR, as well as Aggression% in the form of circle diagram.

Green and red colors in circles means the correlation between VPIP and PFR. A full circle indicates that participant plays almost all hands, but the smaller circle is filled, the fewer hands the player plays. The balance between green and red colors is important, as green displays VPIP and red – PFR. A large number of red color indicates that the participant often makes raise when entering the pot.

The internal orange circle indicates aggression on postflop. A large number of orange color in the circle means the frequency of bets and raises. Obviously, you have to spend some time to get used to such HUD, but it will be a really good assistant in the games.


Reports are also important feature that plays a substantial role for improving your game. Reports appear with "quick filters" that are created in advance. With reports, the most common situations become available to you. You can save your time by using the pre-installed parameters.

You can choose the common theme such as C-bets and analyze it across the whole verticals with the help of graphical and numerical information.

This effective teaching method, which allows to divide the game into specific areas in order to gradually analyze it.

Here, you can detailize situation and monitor the following things:

  • Success of your c-bets;
  • How your c-bets work on certain board textures;
  • C-bet effectiveness with different hands;
  • How the number of opponents affects the success of c-bets.

All reports can also be customized according to your preferences. This feature gives you more opportunities to identify even the smallest leaks both yours and your opponents' ones.

New filters

HM3 is fitted with simple-to-use filters. The player can customize them according to his preferences.

Filters in Holdem Manager 3

In addition, Holdem Manager 3 has a feature of auto-completing that will allow you to find both filters and specific statistical data.

Updated replayer

Replayer is intuitively comprehensible. If you are a tournament player, then such replayer will delight you. You can customize the display of players’ stacks, pot and bets in a format of big blinds, which will simplify the analysis of tournament play.

Replayer in HM3

Game Analysis

Devote enough time to working with HM3, and you will learn many information. There are over 25 ready reports where you can filter specific areas of your game, which you want to improve: whether filtering by position, stack size, or a specific part of your game.

You are able to also analyze the play of specific rivals with which you often encounter in order to determine their leaks and exploit them in future. You can mark the hands during game for later analysis, as well as to use situational analysis. If you haven't marked hands, you can review your session or filter the specific field in which you have problems.

With HM3, you have many opportunities to find your leaks and fix them.

Analysis of your opponents' game

HM3 gives a good opportunity to analyze the play of specific opponents. You can see how they act against you, what mistakes they make and how you can exploit them.

As you can see, there are several options for analyzing an opponent in order to see all his game features.

Opponent analysis in HM3

You can analyze critical stats, view results (and hands) by session, study the biggest pots, and so on. You can also compare the stats between your two rivals, or your stats with the stats of your opponent to see exactly where your strategies differ. This is a great opportunity to learn from the experience of best players.

To summarize all advantages and functions of Holdem Manager 3, we offer you watch the following video:

Holdem Manager 3 apps

Now with the launch of new version of program Holdem Manager you can expand your HM3 with a few extra tools. Starting from this moment, third-party developers can integrate additional features and tools directly into this program. 

TableNinja II / Note Caddy

Current HM3 applications include TableNinja II (thanks to it you can play more tables without special effort and you don't have to wait for a long time), Notecaddy (a tool to make relevant notes based on important actions of other players) and Hand Grabbers (it helps to automatically import real-time hand history, it is used for Ignition, Bovada and Bodog).

Players’ opinion

Many players are very pleased with Hold’em Manager 3 and they leave good feedback. Professionals also use this software in their games and they are quite satisfied with the results.

Professional opinion
Jonathan "Jcardshark" LittleSuccessful player, coach and poker author

​«I have used Hold’em Manager to track my online play ever since the program came out many years ago. Even though the games have evolved significantly over the last 10 years, Hold’em Manager has always been my go-to analytic tool that is constantly running. If you are playing online poker without Hold’em Manager, you simply are not doing it right»

Price of HM3

The price of Hold'em Manager 3 does not differ from the cost of the previous version of the program. A full version license for playing Texas Hold'em or Omaha at all limits costs $100. If you are only interested in low limits (up to NL50, $100 LIM and buy-ins up to $22) – the price will be $60. To buy HM3 for both Hold'em and Omaha, you will need to pay $100 for low limits and $160 for all limits.

Price of HM3

You can download and use the full version for free for 30 days (when download the trial version of HM3), then you will need to buy a license. You can also get Hold'em Manager 3 for free from our website – write to us and find out the details of the offer.

Poker rooms where you can use HM3

Holdem Manager 3 is auxiliary poker software that operates in parallel with the open poker client. It offers powerful features, which you can utilize to review your play and eliminate leaks (mistakes). HM3 is suitable for tournament and cash players.

Whether you are an amateur or an advanced poker player, HM3 will help you improve your game through more informed decision-making.

The program is supported in 14 languages that makes HM3 a global choice for the players. Software is available in the following languages: Chinese, English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Slovenian and Japanese.

Holdem Manager 3 supports over 12 major poker networks. Let’s consider the most popular poker rooms and networks that are compatible with the program.

PokerStars/ Full Tilt Poker

HM3 is among permitted tools and services on PokerStars, meaning that you can run the software with no worries to be blocked. There you will find a great selection of cash games and poker tournaments that are suitable for any budget.

Being a skin of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker also allows using HM3 along with the active game client. The room also has many games of different formats that run round the clock.

You can find out how to set up Holdem Manager 3 for PokerStars and Full Tilt in the dedicated article on the Cardmates website.


This poker room also supports HM3. Earlier, it was prohibited to display a HUD on Snap Poker tables but in the summer of 2020, 888poker decided to allow displaying HUDs on Snap tables as the compatibility of working with Snap Poker appeared in the Holdem Manager tracker.


PartyPoker does not save Hand History files to a computer, as they removed this feature in 2019. It means that poker room doesn’t support HUD. However, you can contact Support Service via e-mail and request Hand History files to import them into the tracker and then review your game sessions. You will be able to analyze your gameplay data, not your rivals’ data, and this is fully supported in HM3.

It means that you can run Holdem Manager 3 while the PartyPoker client is active, as the program doesn’t work in real-time (all hand histories are taken from your past games).

Run It Once Poker

Holdem Manager 3 is available at Run It Once Poker. You have the opportunity to analyze your play in the room using the HM3 poker tracker.


This European poker room is focused on poker amateurs from EU countries. Winamax has intuitively comprehensible and simple-to-learn software that will make your play in the room really comfortable. Holdem Manager 3 is permitted in the room, so you can use the program to improve your results.


The iPoker Network (BestPoker, RedStar Poker, Betfair Poker, Titan Poker, William Hill, Guts Poker) is one of the oldest and trusted poker networks on the market.

Important! Your poker client should be installed in English. If your game client is installed in a different language, you will need to uninstall the client and then reinstall it using the English language.


💳 How much does HM3 cost?
Holdem Small Stakes or Omaha Small Stakes – $60. Holdem All Stakes or Omaha All Stakes – $100. Combo Small Stakes – $100. Combo All Stakes – $160.
🎫 What should I do if I use Hold'em Manager 2?
For HM2 users, switching to HM3 will be painless. Firstly, those who signed up for HM2 after October 28, 2016, already received the third version of the program for free. Secondly, players can import the database from a previous version of the application. The price of software has not changed, although the application itself has improved markedly.
📊 What can I do to make HM3 work faster?
By itself, the application manages its duties much faster than HM2, but if you want to reduce the load on your PC and further increase the speed of the application, turn on the “HUD Only” mode, in which only 2 main functions work – HUD and auto-import of hands.
💻 What are the PC requirements for Hold'em Manager 3?
Minimum requirements for the correct work of Hold'em Manager on PC: Intel Core i3 processor (or AMD equivalent) with 4 GB of RAM. Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10. It is recommended to use a modern quad-core processor with 8 GB of RAM or more (Intel i5 processor lines or their equivalent AMD processors) and Windows 10+. Optimal for HM3 would be: multi-core 64-bit Intel Core i7 processor with 16 GB of RAM or more and Windows 10 (64bit).
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