re: Poker & 6-max HUD Stats... Good or bad?
Thanks for all your help.
I think a big reason for my VPIP / PFR gap is because at 2NL, if I have a hand like AT, KQ, 22, 99, 56s, J9s, etc. on the button and MP raises to $0.06, I will call him, rather than 3-betting him. Another reason is because I like to protect my blinds against button raises. If I have a hand like K5s and I am facing a button raise and everyone else folded, I generally won't give them much credibility, so I'll call their bet. If I have an awful hand like 27o I'll just fold, but if it has at least some postflop equity (like T9o), sometimes I'll 3bet them, mostly for fold equity. But I do a lot of calling from the blinds, especially the big blind.
I make a lot of continuation bets. I consider myself a very aggressive player actually. A lot of my wins come from getting folds on the flop, so I'm not entirely convinced that having a high flop Cbet % is a problem at 2NL (but I am open to criticism about this). Generally speaking, if I miss the flop, I will Cbet almost 100% of the time. Most of the times I don't C-bet are the times I smash the flop (eg. AK on a K95 flop, or 55 on a J75 flop) and I want to give the villain a chance to catch up. I don't always 2-barrel, but I look for spots when I can scare the villain. For example, if a flush/straight draw just completed, or if a scare card came on the turn and another one came on the river, then I'll barrel away, hoping for some fold equity.
Sometimes I do think that I play too "fancy" for 2NL, like I would do better if I just played more ABC style, barreled away less, check-raised less, floated less, protected my blinds less, stole blinds less, etc... but it's still so satisfying when you make fancy plays like this and they end up working, especially multiple times in a row. And it's annoying when you 2-barrel someone and then check the river and they check back, only to have them win with a high card (because they were chasing a gutshot and missed), and you think that if you'd only made 1 more barrel, the pot would be yours. Then again, it's annoying when you make what you think is a very strong bluff and you get called down by middle pair. What do you think?
EDIT: I am in the green at 2NL ZOOM, but not by much (I don't want to give away my exact win rate, but I definitely feel that I have a lot of improving to do). The reason I'm in the green is because I win a lot of money without reaching showdown (although most of the times I do reach showdown, I lose). I like to take advantage of the fact that the players at 2NL ZOOM are extremely nitty and love to fold. But every play-style has an advantage and a disadvantage. I want to keep my wins without showdown high whilst at the same time minimising my losses at showdown. How can I do this?
EDIT2: Also, another question: if you have a mediocre hand like KJo, A4s or 22, you're on the button and facing a raise from MP or UTG, what do you usually do (assuming 2NL 6-max ZOOM)? I feel like I get this wrong a lot of the time. Most of the time I'll cold-call, but sometimes I'll fold and wait for a better spot, whereas other times I'll 3bet (since I'm in position and have quite a lot of fold equity, plus I get to know where I'm at by the way they react to my 3bet). I want to learn a more systematic approach to dealing with these spots against unknown villains.