It means there will be no updates or technical support for HM1 after April 30th.
There have been thousands of updates to HM1 since it’s release in 2006 and more than 100 new download links for HM1 have been provided in the almost 2.5 years since the release of HM2.
This decision was necessary because it’s time to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to advance our products.
The majority of active Hold'em Manager users have already upgraded to HM2, further emphasizing the importance of making it our primary focus.
Yes, we are extending until April 30th a 40% HM2 upgrade discount and we will authorize a new HM2 one month free trial if yours has expired (click "Extend My HM2 Trial").
An HM2 free trial DOES NOT extend the HM2 upgrade discount past April 30th. You must act before May 1st!
We also offer several Get It Free options that can be used when upgrading to HM2.
You WILL NOT lose your HM1 hand histories.HM2 has an automated tool to migrate hand histories, notes, player ratings, etc. from your HM1 database. Cash game players and the vast majority of tournament players use this tool rather than manually uploading their hand histories into HM2.
HM2 was designed and written from the ground up.
Bulk hand import speeds that are 5-6x faster than HM1 help minimize the time required to upgrade.
In addition to several new reports for both cash and tournament players, HM2 offers new categories of hand filters (ex: bet sizing and advanced action filters) and hundreds of new stats.
Completely new in the HM2 HUD are:
Hold'em Manager blows away the current version of Pokertracker.
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