re: Poker & Can someone explain the "130/17/42 over 16million hands" Statistic?
Voluntarily put money in pot (vp$ip) / preflop raise percentage / post flop aggression (calls vs. other actions: raise or fold or check)
you how loose/tight villain is-- a good player is under 25% (depending on circumstances or course)
preflop raise % tells you what range of hands villain raises with. You can plug it into a program like PokerStove
and see that, for example, someone who only raises 2% of hands will only show up w JJ or higher.
post flop aggression is calculated by comparing calls to other actions. So someone with a 1.00 pfa is equally like to call vs check, rasie or fold. Generally anyone under 1.50 is playing very weak poker, and arguements can be made that 2.50(+) is more standard amoung excellent players.
See here (http://www.bet-the-pot.com/poker-tracker-part-iv-page40.html):
"A PFA of less than 1 - This guy is passive. Because PT at the moment doesn’t differentiate calling from folding in assessing this rating (except that if you keep calling at each street you will presumably increase the % that you act passively overall) it is important to differentiate those who fold (and should be bluffed at) from those who call - and shouldn’t be bluffed at! (this is why we also look at the WtSD% to find this out. Nevertheless if this guy does bet out he has something (although being so passive he often won’t bet enough out to put you off a draw). Also this guy is very unlikely to re-raise so he is the ideal candidate for those small blocking bets if he has position on you and you have that nut flush draw. Check this guy’s WtSD% - if it’s less than 20% you can usually bluff him. If it’s more than 30% don’t bother.
A PFA of 1 to 2 - This is in the normal range. This guy will bet out if he hits something on the flop (unless he is a slowplayer). He is again another good target for bluffs (unless he has a high WtSD%) and blocking bets. If he re-raises you that screams set and I would get out. The lower in the range he is the more prone to be passive. Over 1.5 will start to exhibit bluffing behaviour if checked to on the end etc. (especially if he has the ‘momentum’ - eg he was the pre-flop raiser)
A PFA of 2 to 3 - This guy is aggressive. Even if you raised pre-flop from LP he will often try to steal the momentum away from you by betting out (even if he missed). If you hit too but aren’t certain where you stand (if he has a low WtSD%) it might well be worth a re-raise to see where you are. If you have a big hand against him and act first just check or minimum bet - he will come at you. Guys who aren’t maniacs per-flop but have a high PFA and low WtSD% are often ‘flat-track bullies’ - that is they are trying a bluff on and will drop it fast if they get challenged (very sensible of them). Guys who have a high PFA and WtSD% (over 30%) are basically maniacs who are going to get lucky or busted.
A PFA of 4+ - This guy is almost (or actually) maniacal. The only time he doesn’t bet the pot on the flop is when he has something!! Watch out if this guy checks to you - he is most probably preparing a re-raise. He will always semi-bluff his draws too, so don’t worry too much about giving him a free card by checking behind him. If you have something treat him like the 'PFA of 2 to 3' guy above but remember that he is even more likely to be second best to you.
The one caveat I would have with the advice on the 'PFA of 2 to 4' players above is if they are extremely tight/aggressive pre-flop. If I only played AA, KK, QQ, JJ and AK and nothing else then I would expect to end up betting strongly and having a high WtSD% too - it doesn’t mean that I’m a bluffer or maniac (but as you will see true TA-A’s are a rare as hen’s teeth - which is almost as rare as a typical party $25 NL player folding a flush draw to a pot-sized bet!)"
i.e., as noted:
Originally Posted by ChuckTs
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