Originally Posted by zackryan28
It all depends on your playing style. Generally, the more tight-aggressive you play, the more success you tend to have. This means that the closer your VPIP% and PFR% are, the better. Mine are 18 and 15 respectively (after about 90,000 hands). My AF is 3.4, which is very high. What this means is that I don't play many hands, and when I do, I play it aggressively. I have had good success with this. I've made about $1,500 casually playing the $6.50 turbos.
With that said, it is not the only way to play. I have seen guys tear it up with a VPIP% as low as 9%, and as high as 25%. The guys that are around 9% are generally playing many tables at once. If guys are playing more than 30% at a given table, they are either getting great hands, or they are donks. >30% in the long run is a losing style, unless you know something about poker that I don't
Generally agree with what you note here Zack but the point I add is that if you're playing SNG's then your VPIP will vary according to the stage of the SNG. In short you should open up as the SNG progresses so your VPIP will be low in the early stages whilst if you're HU it will be sky high.
Zack - are the numbers you quote your average VPIP's and also are they your numbers on tourneys / SNG's?
Yeah, I forgot to mention that. Your numbers definitely want to become gradually looser throughout a sit&go. During the first few blind levels (Green M zone, for those who are familiar with that scale), You hardly want to be playing anything at all. My VPIP% is 8, and my PFR is 7%, so I'm only playing premium hands. As you progress, you want to be playing very aggressively. When the blinds are very high, my numbers are more like 30/26%, or even higher if it becomes desperation time.
To answer your question, my numbers are purely from playing turbo sit&go's on pokerstars
. They would indeed look a bit different if I played regular speed, or if I played MTT's (Multi-table tournaments) but I just don't. I'm strictly a single table sit&go player. They are lower variance, higher volume, and I'm just better at them.
Hoped this is helping aspiring poker players that are reading this.