re: Poker & Not winning enough on BTN or CO?
Originally Posted by eGomes2107
I play FR 5 or 10NL
Am I winning enough from the BTN or CO?
2,536 hands aren't really enough to tell. Normal variance could be in play here. That said, these stats indicate some potential problems that could point to bad habits.
Look at the stats where you're winning the most: these stats indicate a TAG style. For 5NL and 10NL, FR, TAG is right more often than not.
The stats for CO and BTN look very LAG-gy, perhaps even borderline aggrotard. It's always nice to have the BTN, but it's not a magic bullet by any means. This is especially true if your opponents have figured out that you're being somewhat of a maniac whenever you have the CO or BTN.
The way I play, I frequently overcall from these positions with speculative hands if the price isn't particularly steep, and stacks are sufficiently deep to make the speculation worth while. If it gets passed around to me, I steal raise with any reasonable hand (and a few unreasonable ones every now and then). I also make these steal raises 2XBB. If they'll fold for 2X, they'll fold for 3X, and if they call, it keeps c-bets cheap. If you flop good, you can build a pot later.
It also looks like you're defending from the SB way
too much (this could be variance in operation, with an unusual frequency of good hands appearing in this ultimate OOP situation) and failing to defend the BB often enough (still could be variance). Defending the BB is better than defending the SB: you're getting a steeper discount, and you have the possibility of playing IP v. the SB.
The EP VPIP/PFR stats also look out of whack. In NLHE, it's either bring it in for a raise or fold. Open limping just has no place in NLHE (it's correct to open limp in FLHE) you're failing to realize your fold equity, and compounding that error by offering your opponents a good price to overcall to attempt to out flop you. Speculative hands need to be ditched in EP, and some hands that a lot of people would play from EP look better than they really are: the smaller Broadway cards, even if suited and connected, should be folded pre out of the #1 and #2 holes.