Originally Posted by micromachine
It might be worth posting your positional stats for analysis at some point, I found that helpful. Wait until you get 10-15K hands though to make it meaningful.
What kind of player are you? What are your VPIP, PFR and 3bet stats? Just wondering why you want to tighten your 3bet, PFR and button raises...I am normally trying to increase these things!
Also, I was interested in why you want to stay out of the BvB battle. I have never really thought about this point.
Your 2.5X BB raise on the button idea is interesting but I'm not sure about it tbh. Observant players will notice what you are doing and adjust by 3betting to the amount the normally would if you had 4X BB raised. Lets say its 10NL, you raise to 25c and get 3bet to 75c from someone with a 5% 3bet stat - what range are you calling that 3bet with?
I play 95% 6 max games. I am probably considered a nit by most in the 6 max arena. When I first started on the new site my stats ran pretty much like 17.7/13.9 and 3Bet around 6.8% thru around the 1st 1500 hands. Don't think that the VPIP/PFR raise stats were bad but I believe I was 3 betting too much.
Since my play has started to improve my VPIP has come down to 16.7 and PFR slightly to 13.6. So those two stats are beginning to merge which is a good thing. Also, my overall 3bet % is down to 4.5.
Initially I was 3betting the wrong players at the wrong time. Since I have began to choose my 3bets more wisely in better situations against the right people. 3betting a reg UTG or MP from the BTN didn't work out very well for me with the range of hands that I was 3betting with.
Also, my W$SD was terrible. Freaking bad. I have found the fold button sense then and have raised it up to over 50%. Had a short session tonight of 325 hands where my percentages were 26% WTSD and 100% W$SD .
In the BVB battle I found that I was playing too many hands vs. a SB steal attempt. That is an area that I will begin to work on because it just doesn't make sense to fold hands that are +EV in the blinds from a SB fish raise. I have to come up with a range that I am willing to play with comfortably. I was just losing too much money calling raises, the Cbet on the flop and folding the turn when I didnt hit.
The 2.5x BTN raise is something that I am experimenting with. Was watching an instructional video from one of the regs here at CC and he was also experimenting with it. So far it has worked out well. I understand that regs will begin to see the fact that I my normal open is 4x and opening from the BTN at 2.5x and they may make adjustments. So we will see how it goes.