Poker Statistics

On some pages, such as the "My Hands Played" and "Session Report" pages, you may find your statistics listed. If you've never looked at poker statistics before, the names may be unfamiliar to you. The statistics calculated and stored are as follows:

Abbreviation Full Name Description
VPIP Voluntarily Put $ In Pot (%) This is the percentage of hands where you either called or made a raise preflop. A check from the big blind or fold from the small blind does not count, because the bet was mandatory. This statistic determines whether you are a loose or tight player. Good players have a wide range of VPIP figures - within the range of 15-27% in a 9 player game. Sometimes there are very tight players, "rocks", with VPIP 10% and lower. Against such players it is necessary to try to steal the blinds by raising much more often, but if they have entered into a hand, especially with a raise, you should only play with the best cards. If a player is especially loose, it is possible to play more hands against them.
PFR Pre-Flop Raise (%) The percent of hands in which you raised preflop (to call another player's raise does not count). This characteristic often divides players into passive/aggressive. A good rule of thumb is that this value should be 1/2 of your VPIP figure or more. Raises from passive players should be respected, whereas raises from maniacs with high PFR can be counteracted with aggressive play back.
AF Aggression Factor This is calculated as the total number of bets and raises you made after the flop, divided by your number of calls. It compares how often you bet and raise, versus how often you just call. The higher the number, the more aggressive you are. The average factor of aggression for winning players in a 9 player game is 2.5 (with a range of 1.7 to 3.5).
WTS Went to Showdown (%) The percent of times you went to the showdown after seeing the flop. Average figure is 20%, with a range of 17-25%. This statistic helps define tight/loose play after the flop. It also is good for determining the effectiveness of a bluff against a player. A player with high WTS is often a “calling station”. A player with a lower value is afraid to lose, on dangerous flops they might fold any cards except for the nuts. Against these tight players, a bluff is an effective play.
W$S Won $ at Showdown (%) The percent of times you won money at the showdown, out of those times you went to the showdown. For example, if you went to the showdown 10 times, and you won 8 of those, this number would be 80%. This number tells you how often you are showing down the best hand, and you certainly want it to be at least 50%. Note: "Winning money at the showdown" is defined as ending the hand with more chips than you started it with. Sometimes in split pots and all-in situations, you might win some chips at the showdown, but lose money overall.
CBET Continuation Bet (%) This is calculated as a measure of aggressiveness on the flop when you were the pre-flop aggressor. It is calculated as the percentage of times you bet on the flop when it was checked to you and you had also raised pre-flop. In most 9 player games, winning players CBET about 75% of the time, however the range can vary from 70% to 90%. In a particularly loose game, the CBET% will decrease substantially, and in a particularly tight game, good players will CBET nearly 100% of the time if the pot is not defended regularly.
D-CBET Defend Against C-bet (%) Pre-flop raisers often continuation bet, even when they miss the flop. Unless you defend often enough, they can show a profit by simply c-betting every single time. Depending on the typical size of the c-bets you face, you should be defending at least 55% of the time. More than 80% is too high against all but the most over-aggressive opponents.
3BET 3-bet (%) This statistic measures how often you 3-bet, out of all the times you defended against a pre-flop raise (by either calling or 3-betting). Most top pros recommend aggressive 3-betting, therefore higher numbers are preferable. 25-30% would be the minimum.
D-3BET Defend Against 3-bet (%) Here we look at a very specific situation: you raise pre-flop and get 3-bet. This stat measures how often you defend against this attack. A good range would be from about 45% to 70%. If too low, savvy players will 3-bet you widely and steal pots from you.
STEAL Attempts to steal blinds How often you attempted to steal the blinds when given the opportunity. The previous statistic showed protection of blinds, this is the attacking side of it. The best 9-max players on APT average 40%, but as low as 27% is acceptable. The higher this number is, the more it is necessary to protect against such a player more actively, because he can attack with hands much worse than yours. This is not as important in a low stakes game, again because opportunities are not as common.
D-STEAL Defend against Steal (%) This is the percent of hands when you were in the big blind and you defended against someone attempting to steal the blinds (an attempt to steal is defined as any raise from the Cutoff, Button, or Small Blind if no other player has entered the hand first). The best 9-max players on APT average 39%, but as low as 27% is acceptable. This gives you a good idea about how tight someone plays from the blinds, and is often used as a guide for whether to attempt a steal. Note that at lower stakes games, this statistic is rarely meaningful because it is rare to have no one in the pot by the cutoff when the game is loose. However, if you find your percent falling to a low range, you can be sure other players will notice and try to take advantage of your tight play.
4BET 4-bet (%) Similar to the previous stat, here we are looking at whether you were aggressive enough in defending against 3-bets. In other words, did you 4-bet often enough, as opposed to just calling a 3-bet. The bare minimum here would be about 25%.
CRF Check-Raise Flop (%) A check-raise is your best weapon against over-aggressive opponents. This statistic measures how often you check-raised an opponent on the flop when you had an opportunity. It should be in the range from about 10%-25%. Lower or higher, and you are probably under-using or over-using this play.
BB/100 The average number of big blinds won (or lost) per hundred hands This is often used as a measure of the success of a player at a given level. It is important to note that there are huge amounts of variance in this number, and even large numbers of hands cannot accurately tell you your precise win rate. For example, even after 20,000 hands, your true long term BB/100 might be only 1/2 as much, or on the other hand it might be double. It really takes a long time to get an accurate assessment of this one.
Chips/100 The average number of chips won (or lost) per hundred hands This is the same as BB/100, only it is measured in total chips, not big blinds.