Profiling players (and what to do with that profile)
I had a couple of distinct player personalities at a my last 25NL table.
Player 1 had a big stack when I joined; more than the buyin, and had more yet by the time he left. Was average VP$IP of 26 or so, but never raised preflop. The interesting thing was his river betting; 6 times he went to the river, 2 checks, 2 bets, 2 raises. All of the bets/raises were all-in an some of these against short stacks, so it would have only cost them $5 or something to call. No one called any of them.
Player 2 had the misfortune early after I sat down of twice losing with a straight to a full house, once to me . He played to many hands VP$IP of 60 and called far too much, 40% of all hands he went to the showdown. Again, no preflop raises and almost indistiguishable postflop aggression. When he did lead, it was with pot sized or over pot sized bets.
Player 1 I was looking for a good hand to get to the river, but that's rare against any particular player, so it never happened before he left the table.
Player 2 I stayed out of his way the one time he bet when I was in the hand, but didn't get in another hand against him.
What else can you do with a profile other than wait for opportunities? LAG would be tough to pull off against a calling station, or against someone who pushes the river as a regular bet.