Program Poker Tracker 3 with a built-in HUD allows you to display statistics for the gaming tables playing all opponents online. Let’s look at the most important characteristics, which by default are displayed next to each of the players at the table and can be observed live through pkv poker:
The money raised in the speculative Bank – VPIP
VP or VPIP – short for voluntarily Put Money Into the Pot, which literally translates to English as “Money is freely invested in the bank.” In simple terms, the number of distributions in percentage terms, in which the player before the flop bet, compared to the total number of hands. For example, VPIP equal to 25 means that the player comes into play before the flop 1 time of 4, VPIP equal to 100 suggests that he played in all without exception hand.
This is a fundamental indicator of a looseness game before the flop – the best indicator to determine the range of starting hands opponents. Using VPIP, players can be divided into super-tight, tight, loose, super-loose (maniacs).
As a rule, the higher the rate of your opponents, the more hands they play, and the worse they play. Good players usually have a VPIP rate no higher than 25%. We must always understand that a player with a small VPIP comes into play only premium hands. Such players often have to attack before the flop, taking a blind, but if they’re in the game, then you need to have a real combination to beat them. If the players at the table with Vysk VPIP, then you can increase your range of starting hands to play.
Also advise not to forget that the professionals with a strong post-flop game, depending on the environment can play pretty loose before the flop, varying their pre-flop strategy.
Preflop raise – PR
PR – short for Preflop Raise (literally: the pre-flop raise). PR shows how often before the flop the player enters the game with the increase. In other words, the percentage of hands in which the player raises or reraised before the flop. This is the second most important indicator that shows how aggressive a player before the flop. The average value of this characteristic of good players ranging from 5% to 15%.
If opponents of PR is very low, then you need not worry about what your weak hand will be raised. So you can limp with speculative hands, and most expect a lot of cheap hits flops that give you great potential changes in the game. Be sure to use it in a game against these players. But if a player (for example with PR 2%) makes a preflop raise, you can safely drop the vast majority of your speculative hands. He will have a minimum of AK, but rather an older couple.
The combination of a high rate of PR with high VP shows that sits in front of you maniac. At the table is better to sit down for such players that have a timely opportunity to fold or make a reraise.
Aggression factor (flop) – AF
AF – aggression factor, Factor aggression shows how much the player is aggressive post-flop. It shows the ratio of bets and raises to the call (that is, how much more player bets and raises than calls) Score is calculated as follows (the percentage of bets, plus a percentage raise/rate call). Usually derived common factor of aggression, which shows an aggressive player in all the streets, but you can analyze the factor of aggression on every street: the flop, turn, and river. Adequate players have an average of aggression 1,5 – 3, this value can vary for different streets. A good poker requires aggressive play – a good card to defend, but a bad fold. If a player is very aggressive post-flop, you should not greatly fear his bets and raises. By contrast, passive players must be careful – they will just call with the strongest hands.
Preflop aggression and post-flop aggression – are two different things, so do not expect a player to be passive or aggressive in both parameters. There are players who are super-aggressive preflop but become Colling Station on the flop. In contrast, limp limper can play hyper-aggressive post-flop if it comes to hand. If you see an opponent with an incredibly high aggression factor, then, gathering his hand, you probably want to play slowplay, giving him the opportunity to attack you on every street.
Calling before opening – WSD
The fourth most common indication believe WSD – Went To Showdown (%), which is translated as ” came to autopsy. “ This percentage indicates how often a player who sees the flop, comes to the showdown. For example, the WSD value equal to 25% indicates that the player looking flop comes to the opening every four times. The average value of fluctuation band that features players have adequate 25% – 40%.
WSD useful indicator to use for proper application of a bluff. He shows how the player resists the bluff. Players with low WSD play very carefully and with great probability Fold on a dangerous flop unless they hold no nuts. Against these players use bluffing is especially effective. Players with high WSD or they are called “Colling Station”, will be the end to answer with weak cards, so the bluff against them makes no sense.
These were the four most important characteristics on which to judge the play of your opponents. These indicators using built-in program PokerAce HUD displayed directly on the gaming table.