Advanced Player Stats
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Can stats really be that powerful?YES! Instead of trying to take notes on every player at your the table, you’ll automatically know who is tight and who is loose, who is passive and who is aggressive. That’ll let you laser in on your opponents’ weaknesses and destroy them.
Poker-Edge 5 is the most sophisticated and easy-to-use HUD on the market. If you’re new to Poker-Edge, you can set it to Simple Mode to show only the most important stats. For very advanced players, Detailed Mode breaks down stats by street and table position.
Here’s a breakdown of all the stats that Poker-Edge can show:
*** Higher number hands played = more accurate reads ***
Stats that determine looseness/tightness start to show some degree of accuracy after very few hands (like 30-40). But a greater number of hands can help assure a more accurate read. 150-400 hands is generally good enough for many stats. The more the better.
The total won/lost of the hands that PE has tracked so far for this player. Helpful for determining if he is a winning/losing player.
A player can have a negative w$sd and a positive bottomline… if he loses more small pots but wins (fewer) really big pots. And the opposite is true as well. A player can have a positive w$sd but a negative bottomline if he wins more small pots but loses some very big ones.
(Total amount won) / (2 x bigblind) / (total hands played) / 100
Pertinent to cash games (SNGs and tourneys are not included). Helpful for determining if he is a winning/losing player. This stat requires a lot of data to be accurate, more than 2000, preferably a lot more.
This Stat is explained in more detail in this forum post:
BB/100 – Calculating and understanding BB/100
*** Primary Preflop Loose/Tight indicator ***
Small blind completions count, big blind checks do not count. If this number is high then he plays too many pots with mediocre hands. VP$IP can be higher than Total Hands Played because VP$IP includes all your preflop actions (you limp in, then call a raise… one hand with two actions)
This stat correlates to types of hands played in the PE hand groupings chart. Meaning that you can determine most players starting hand range and what range he’ll raise with preflop using VP$IP & PF-Raise. See PE charts for more details.
– For Full table (7 – 10): Generally speaking, less than 20% = Tight. More than 30% = Loose
*** Important Stat for how aggressive a player is preflop ***
If this number is high then he preflop raises with mediocre hands and you should respect his raises less. A very low stat here means that he only raises with premium hands. A tight player will have a low PF-Raise & PF-ColdCall. Decent loose players tend to have higher PF-Raise than PF-ColdCall.
– For Full table (7 – 10): Use 8% as a median.
– Respect his raises MORE when this stat is LOWER (Lower = tighter)
– Respect his raises LESS when this stat is HIGHER (higher = looser)
*** Important Stat for how loose a player is preflop, willingness to call pf-raises ***
How often he Calls a pf-raise with no previous money committed to the pot. If this is high then he cold calls too many pots… meaning calls preflop raises with mediocre hands. A tight player will have a low PF-Raise & PF-ColdCall. Decent loose players tend to have higher PF-Raise than PF-ColdCall. Calling too many raises with medium cards is generally considered a mistake that will dwindle your stake. This stat is shown as a percentage of all pots where an opponent previously raises.
Note: The GAP Principle (Harrington)… you want to be calling with a hopefully better hand than the raisers hand, not just calling and praying your medium cards hit. So figure out what his range of pf-raising hands is and only call with hands in the top half (or 2/3) of those hands.
Note: SB & BB calls do not affect PF-ColdCall because they have previous money committed to the pot. So PF-ColdCall is about calling a PF-Raiser from position. But PF-ColdCall does generally help determine how loose opponents are about calling raises from the blinds.
– Respect his calls MORE when this stat is LOWER (Lower = tighter)
– respect his calls LESS when this stat is HIGHER (higher = looser)