Learning to Crawl Before I Walk

EvilOrly\’s Poker Journey

Let’s Plug this Leak Part 1

OK here we go, I am going to go over my PT stats for the month of July. I have a little more hands in than what is in PT because I did play some on a computer without it, but this will do just fine.

When I write this, I am not going to write it in a way you can follow along and do it yourself. The reason I did it this way is time. But I will provide the links on how/what was done.

LINKS:

Titans01’s blog post

Pokey’s How to Use PT Thread

–Thanks to Titans01 for letting us know resources like this were out there and going through it himself as a guinea pig 🙂

  • Total Hours: 42.23
  • Total Hands: 3,997
  • VPIP: 16.46
  • Amount Won: (109.18)
  • BB/100: (5.15)
  • W$SD: 45.64
  • PF Raise: 11.51
  • Total Aggression: 2.60

Sufficiant Preflop Aggression: preflop raise % that is at least 50% of your VPIP% at each position. This should apply to all but the SB.

Position VPIP PFR%
Button 25.00 20.79
CO 14.64 11.59
UTG+1 14.96 11.80
UTG 11.72 10.34
BB 8.88 5.09

Ok according to the rule on sufficiant preflop aggression all is ok in that department.

Positional Awareness: Going from UTG to the button, the VPIP progression should rise. If the button’s VPIP is 50% or more than UTG(the goal is 2x) then it is all good.

Looking at the progression I need some work. Even though this is just 4k hands I will need to keep aware of this. I need more play in the CO and maybe a hair less in UTG+1. The second area looks good. My button VPIP is barely more than twice the VPIP as my UTG.’s VPIP.

Stealing Blinds: Mine is 22.22 (goal is at least 20%) so that is good. The next step is to click a filter , take my BB/Hand statistic and times it by 100 and compare it to my normal PTBB/100. This should be more than double the PT/BB. So, 0.48*100=48 and is well more than double. As we see both these stas are fine.

Defending Blinds: My BB/Hand number is -.13. This is somewhat better than the lowpoint but I would like to turn this into a small positive if I could, but I am still within spec. The second number is for when I defended agaisnt a steal. The requirement is the same. I am at +1.29 BB/100. I am doing very well in that department.

Heads Up Play: This will look and see how I am doing when there are only me and another in the hand. As a whole I am at 4/BB 100, thats good that I am in the positive here. Then I need to filter this to look at it when I don’t raise preflop. When I am not the aggressor my BB/100 turns to -7. This shows that I am having trouble in this situation and need to keep this in mind.

Multiway Pots: My first number is -0.17. Now there is now guide given on what an ideal number would be but I am assuming the more positive the better. This needs a bit of work. With a no raise filter put in (hands I limped in) my number is the same -0.17. So it looks like I need work in this whole area. I am guessing I need better hands to be playing these multi handed pots.

Pocket Pairs: My VPIP is these is 82.04, the goal is 85% or more.This number may be a tad low because of the sample size but I will keep it in mind. Also my PFR% fits into the range with 51.46. The hands AA-88 need to be positive as well. AA-JJ are for me but TT-88 are a small negative. These hand histories need to be looked over. Also going a little further, 77 is my biggest loser and I need to pay some special attention to this.

Suited Connectors: This needs work, my BB/100 is -0.53, this number needs to be positive. Then I check cold calling with these type of hands. I have a very small sample of this, and that is what I should have. This number is good a 8.23 BB/Hand.

Unsuited Connectors: My VPIP is almost half of what it isfor my suited connectors so that is good. My BB/100 is positive at 0.25 BB/100. My cold calling is a small negative but only 2 hands have been done that way so that is also good. BUT, I can’t think of why I cold called with these 2 hands so I need to remeber to just not do so.

Preflop Aggression: My Raise+bet stats equal 46.09% (at least 40% is the goal), so that looks good. my Aggression factor equals 2.6 (at least 2 is the goal).

Check-Raising: My stats here is too low at .20, the goal is at least .50 up to 2. Looks like I need to check raise a little more when the situation could benefit.

So the things I took away from this immediatly are:

  1. Play more in the cutoff
  2. Play less in UTG+1
  3. Be more aggressive in a 1 on 1 pot.
  4. Improve my play in multiway pots. Better hands selection and getting out of the hand sooner when I know I am beat.
  5. Be more aggressive with pocket pairs. Be more careful with 88-TT, and pay special attention to 77.
  6. I need work with suited connectors. I think most of this is because when I do play them I rarely hit the flop and get out quick. So I will be more aggressive preflop with them and make sure to keep them in late position.
  7. Do not cold call any unsuited connectors at all.
  8. Remember I have the check-raise in my arsenal and use it a few more times.

Could this equal to alot of my negative numbers? I guess time will tell. Also let me know what you think, what I may have missed etc.

Thanks

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July 29, 2006 - Posted by | Poker

1 Comment »

  1. Those numbers look pretty good. I think with just a little tweaking you will be fine. I don’t know if you need to lower the UTG+1 but rather find more opportunities to raise the CO and Button ones. As far as check raising, I wouldn’t get too worried about that one especially at the lower limits. Just bet out and punish the idiots. Actually if I was going to use check raising at the low limits it would be more for semi bluffing.

    Comment by titans01 | July 31, 2006


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