simo_8ball, on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008, 3:56 PM, said:
VP$IP - 23.84PRF - 8.58These have to be closer. I don't care how much you table select, you need to stop calling so much.W$WSF - 38.88 This is a little low, but it's mostly a reaction to your passivity preflop.W$SD - 62.12 This is extraordinarily high, and probably due to smallish sample size. If this is natural, you are almost certainly folding too many winners. AF - 1.81 Too low. Again, this is a response to your passivity preflop.AFq - 38.83 I need to read up on AFq. Not something I've really used before.3bet 2.55 Too low. Again, stop being so passive preflop. Start 3betting more. If a LAG opens from the CO, 3bet him with 89s and with 33 and with AJs and other hands too.Fold 3B - 73.44 Given how little you raise, I think this is somewhat high. You're only calling 3bets with monster hands, and you can call more often than that.Att to Steal 21.46 Too low. This should be above 30%. You need to start playing more pots in position.Fold BB to Steal 67.65 Too low. Stop defending so much. Calling raises OOP is -EV. If someone in mid position raises, don't feel like you have to call with 22-55 or QTs. I play 34/25 overall and I'm only down at 76%. Most people should be around 80%.Fold SB to Steal 82.09 I'd say this should be a couple of points higher.Basically, stop calling so much. If you can get preflop up to 20/15 or something you'll see a huge improvement, and a lot of hands will become a lot easier to play.
tyvm - I kind of expected that to be the response I got. Do you/does anyone thing it is okay to play that passive though? Or is it downright not optimal and hurting performance in the long run. I don't want to get into results yet, I will stay more general. But I can say that I feel more comfortable with this level passiveness - and, I often don't like the situations I get myself in to when I raise more often and therefor C-bet more often, and then start getting called/raised more when i'm often weaker/missed. At higher stakes I am confident I would need to be significantly more tricky/aggressive, however I think 1/2NL plays pretty standard and a lot of people are paying very little attention to how I am playing. (And I usually know the ones that are def paying attention cause they play 50 hours a week at those tables).If one were to increase pre flop aggression would you suggest they need to also be more aggressive post flop, or tread a little more carefully? It is always difficult to make an adjustment in poker because the change does not exist in a vacuum, it affects your image and a lot of other things. So if I do start to change things up I want to be aware of what else it is going to affect and head that off early.