Originally Posted by BelgoSuisse
Turn & river stats require a hell of a lot of hands to become reliable. Also, it takes time to fetch stats that are not directly in your HUD but that you access through a popup.
Having a few models of typical player behaviors based on a few fast converging stats and only relying on advanced stats for very tricky decisions or post-play analysis/note taking is a sensible approach.
This basically. For those stats to become reliable it takes hundreds of hands. By that point I probably know their game well enough I don't need to use the stats (and I do my own study away from the tables of the regs, so if I've got over 1k hands on any one person you can bet I pretty much know the basics of their game).
Also, not exactly related, but I think the most under-rated stat is W$WSF. I use this personally to make sure I'm not giving up too much and try to keep it up around 45% (when I was just playing fit or fold it was low 30s and when I get into the lazy multi-tabling ABC c-bet once etc. it's ~39-40%). So recently whenever someone doubles or triple barells me and I feel I've turned my hand face up (ie a good hand-reader would figure me for a 1-pair hand like TPTK that I do have) I'll use that stat to make the decision. Someone in the high 40s is one who will use that information and try to steal the pot from me. Someone below 40 never will.