I'm going to put it another way - If I am playing with you enough to see your VPiP is over 32 on my HUD - I will go out of my way to get into hands with you. The reason being it is statistically impossible that you have good hands that many times. The only way you can even compensate for a VPiP that high is to be WAY more aggressive and be a master at playing after the flop. The other stats show me that is not at all the case - so I want to be in the hand with you. Then you will call me a donk because I came in with QT after your once in a blue moon fearsome pre-flop raise.
The reason you start off good is players generally give the other guy the benefit of the doubt at the start until they see you are playing way more pots than can statistically be justified. You need to get your VPiP in the range of 20 for now and as you become more selective about your starting hands (they are better), your PFR should start to come up also.
I am a profitable player (not by much) and my VPiP is about 18. In my case I play MTT (not huge - 5 to 10 table) and it is not unusual for me to come to the final table with a VPiP under 10.
Now you say:
I try and enter with BB:
9/10 + non suited (A8, A7, A9, A10)
2/3 + Suited (3/5, 4/6, 5/7)
STOP THAT CRAP RIGHT NOW. #1 Take a deeper look at your stats by PF hand and you will see how much money this is losing you. I understand - that's probably what you read in a book or got told (I used to do same thing), but those kind of hands have qualifiers.
For example I have 78s in middle position and it has been folded to me - do I (as a guy learning to become profitable):
a) Limp in hoping to hit the flop
b) Raise to take advantage of fold equity.
c) Fold because it's not worth it.
I am folding, BUT that changes if I am BTN or CO and especially if a couple guys are already in the hand and especially if they limped. Now it becomes worth taking a shot. Before it was not worth the gamble - which is all it really was. In other words, those hands you listed must meet criteria to go in with. Know what I doing with A7 UTG? Folding. Didn't use to - but the stats don't lie - this is a leak. Hell, at first I used to shove 78s cause Phil Gordon ranks it above AJ - what I didn't know at the time was he had a lot less respect for AJ than I did. I thought it was a great hand.
Now other guys who KNOW what they are doing and are way beyond hoping to hit the flop - they may very well play these hands. Well them and the gamblers. You should not until you get a whole lot more hands under your belt (like 100,000+). Also, to be fair, I am starting to play those hands more, but I feel a lot more competent.
Bottom line - you are over valuing quite a few hands. Check your stats according to your starting hands and it will become very evident where you need to back off.
Good luck! NOT
Originally Posted by themask
Its my 1st post here. I was told by a friend to go read some forums and I have but also to have my stats checked to find what I am doing wrong.
The above are the stats. I start of really good on tables usually almost double the money I start with then I drop dramatically in 2-3 hands and im out. Same with trnys. Apparently my term is called a Calling Station lol and the least profitable than all other terms even a fish. If I call ppl they have an amazing hand and if I fold they show their hand and go "lol" or put a "" and they was bluffing all alont :-S
1) Maybe ppl catch onto my play style or im just very crap but lucky in the start, idk...
2) I know there are no exact stats but what should I bring them closer to atleast any idea what they should be closer to?
Would appreciate any pointers or anything to help out.