Originally Posted by Bwammo
What I usually do for myself and students is go to the players section and filter for opponents with over 1k hands and then begin to compare their stats to all of the players at our level. Things like 3 bet frequency, flop aggression percentage, the gap between vpip and pfr, and their actual vpip can combine to create an overall picture of the strategy that player is employing. Toss in some sharkscope information and we can make judgments as to whether or not the extremes are within normal tolerances or if they are actually leaks.
Honestly after I breakdown an opponent in such a manner when I have a few thousand hands against them, I can usually properly guess not only the type of person they are but what they do for a living. Once I know that information...game over.
Yep exactly. What i like to do is go into the 'players' section. Search for players we have at least 500-1k hands on. It will then give me a list of player names. You can then right click and go into 'detailed player window', that will give you a breakdown of what this player is doing vs everyone, as bwammo mentions, 3bet %, the amount of times they bet flop/turn/river etc. You can really pick apart their game.
After that, i then go back into the 'players' section again, right click the opponant and click 'select this player'. What that will do is now automatically put that player in the 'reports' section of HEM. What i then like to do is setup some filters so that we can view the hands that villian has played specifically against us. So i go into filters and it has a "use vs player" filter, right down the bottom of the page. select it and search for you're own username and hit save and close. Then another cool feature on the Reports section of HEM, is 'Show known hole cards'. Click that and we now have a bunch of hands that this opponant has played against us.
It's really a good idea to go and pick apart opponants in this manner. The HUD stats we get on opponants is how they play against everyone. But after a while, even dumb regulars will adjust to us in some way, so it's a great idea to get an idea of how they play against us specifically, and doing this outside review is how it's done.
As bwammo said, once we pick them apart, we pretty much own them.