Originally Posted by IcarusJam
will you analyze stats from a full ring player?
Hey IcarusJam, it's like the heads-up thing, I'm not really sure what reasonable frequencies are for various FR stats. Post them up anyway and I can see if there's anything glaring. Hopefully somebody else has knowledge of FR stats and can help out.
Originally Posted by Maximus13
Here you go Leggo junkies,
Constructive criticism only please. LOL this is my life you will be trashing.
Hope you guys can find some leaks. Im sure it wont be like a wheres waldo book, but probably more like one of those pop out kids books, there probably poking me in the freaking eye and I can't even see them. Anyways anxious to here what y'all have to say.
Hey Maximus, these look pretty good.
I noticed a gap between your UTG VPIP and PFR, this tells me you're open limping hands which is a leak. You want to be raising or folding when you enter a pot. It's too difficult to have a balanced open limping range and it's unnecessary to have one.
You're also playing around the same number of hands from UTG and MP, even though the positions are similar they should still be played differently and you should be looking to play more hands from MP then you do from UTG. Your VPIP UTG is on the high side, it's not extremely high but it's definitely on the looser side, maybe when you get rid of the open limping range it'll come down a bit. Most players won't punish you for having a wide UTG opening range so it's not really a problem but if you're not comfortable playing postflop OOP it can be a problem. The main reason to have a wide UTG opening range is to generate action for your big hands (big PPs, sets, etc.) but most players will pay you off too light regardless so it's not really a problem if you don't want to open SCs or suited aces.
You could open slightly more hands from MP as well if you wanted to but it's not a huge deal tbh.
Your steal % is just on the margin of what I'd call acceptable, you could bring this up as well if you wanted to but again, it's not a huge problem.
Your 3bet%s are looking very solid, you're 3betting more from the BTN then you are from the blinds which is extremely important.
However, your vs. 3bet fold% is on the low side, a lot of the time it's not going to be profitable to call 3bets light at these stakes, most players aren't 3betting you light so it's unnecessary to have a wide calling or 4betting range against 3bets. The main reason for calling 3bets light is to make your opponents less inclined to 3bet you light in future, in fact the looser calls will frequently be slightly -EV but the benefits of having players play back at your opens less will make up for that. However, at these stakes it's not necessary since most players aren't 3betting you light enough to warrant it.
So overall you've got a pretty solid preflop game, just a couple of things to look out for.
Postflop your flop cbet% is on the low side. At micro stakes the majority of your opponents are playing fit or fold and aren't c/ring you as a bluff very frequently at all, so you can get away with having a very wide cbet% a lot of the time. Most of your opponents won't be capable of exploiting you for it, so look for more spots to bluff. It's also fine to bet fold things like bottom pairs or ace highs at these stakes, ordinarily we'd check these back to balance our cbetting range and prevent ourselves being c/r bluffed. But, like I said, this isn't as much of a concern at these stakes so we can feel comfortable bet folding these hands unless we have a read that our opponent will c/r bluff us.
Your turn cbet% is also on the low side for your flop cbet% (they're linked obv.). This means you're not double barrelling much, at micro stakes that's not really a problem or a leak. Even though your opponents play fit or fold, they'll also call down too light when they have a piece, so double barrelling isn't as profitable. However, when you move up, this will definitely be something you'll need to improve on.
Your c/r flop% is very solid, it's important to be playing back at people OOP when you don't have initiative, just make sure you pay attention to randomization by equity and don't just c/r bluff when you have no equity. If you're c/ring as the PFR it's likely to be a leak a lot of the time, there's very little need to have a flop c/ring range as the PFR, there's extremely few times when the best line with a particular hand will be to c/r the flop as the PFR. By cbetting a wide range you keep your range wide and difficult to read, villains won't know if you're cbetting with made hands or air so it's more deceptive then taking c/ring lines as the PFR. I'm not sure if you do that or not, I'm just mentioning it in case you are.
You didn't include a W$WSF% which is an extremely important %. It looks like your Agg% are on the low side though, these will come up a bit when you start cbetting more. Your Agg%s are also low from the blinds which tells me you're not picking up limped pots enough. I mentioned this in my first video but limped pots are extremely important. Most players don't fight for limped pots enough. They don't view the 3 or 4 big blinds as important. And ranges are generally going to be wider and weaker so we should be able to steal the pot a lot.
They can add significantly to your winrate. Picking up an extra 1 or 2 limped pots every 100 hands should have a positive effect on your bb/100. Maybe if you're 8 – 12 tabling having to think about picking up limped pots will decrease your concentration for bigger pots on other tables, so it might not be worth it. But if you're playing anywhere around 4 tables then you should be picking up these pots whenever you can.
The best spots are when the board is dry. Dry boards are less likely to hit your opponents, so it's less likely anybody has anything.
It's also good when we have decent equity or backdoor equity. When we have a pair we're usually just going to bet to take the pot down. Sometimes we'll get value (like with top or strong middle pairs), other times it's going to be effectively a 5 out semi bluff (with bottom and weak middle pairs). In some spots check calling will be o.k. as well.
It's pretty hard to define what exactly the bet is trying to accomplish. There's going to be times where the best play is to bet but we're not really sure if it's for value or as a bluff. It's not necessarily a "two way bet", it's just the easiest or most profitable way to play the hand.
It's also good to bet out when we have draws or backdoor draws. Overcards can add a bit more equity to a bluff. If we spike an overcard we can follow up on the turn for value or check to induce bluffs or whatever.
And you can follow up on good turn (and river) cards. I don't want you to start going wild and barrelling off your whole stack in a 3bb pot but if you feel that your opponent's weak or it's a card which improved your equity or if it's a scare card and you feel a bet should show profit then make the bet. It doesn't matter that it was a small pot if you think the bet's going to be +EV.
So, overall, your postflop game looks o.k. but you should try to be a little more aggressive in spots.