There are two dimensions along which poker players are often evaluated: loose-tight and aggressive-passive. Loose-tight is a measure of how many starting hands you play rather than folding before the Flop. Loose players play more hands. Tight pla.
In poker staking parlance “Markup” refers to the percentage a player adds to his stake above the actual buy-in amount. If you think of staking deals like investing in a business, a player good enough to be charging a markup is someone who is less risky as an investment, but a slightly higher cost.
Bankroll Management. By Greg Walker. The following principle is key to becoming a successful poker player. Without the proper money management skills, the best players in the world would go broke. For all you skim-readers, here are the basic rules of bankroll management for Texas Hold'em. 20 buyins for NL Hold'em. 300 big blinds for Limit Hold'em.
Poker Hand Ranges. It’s incredibly difficult to put your opponent on an exact hand. Therefore, most of the time, you have to think in terms of poker hand ranges. Even though you don’t have a specific idea of what cards are in your opponent’s hand, a hand range gives you something to work with.
This payback percentage shows how much of players’ bet on average would be returned to them as winnings over the long run. While with slot machines, it varies between 70% and 90%, it is approximately 97-99% for video poker. In other words, players are more likely to lose when playing slots than they would at video poker.
Player Demographics. In 50 editions of Main Events, the Word Series of Poker has really grown into a global event, with players coming from 87 different countries to make up this year’s field.
The average mtt pays out to 15% of players, right? So in aggregate that percentage of tournament players are winning across all tournaments. So any given field probably has around that percentage of winning mtt players.
VPIP and PFR are the key indicators of how your opponents understand the game of poker and of their overall strategy. Within 10 hands, Poker Copilot will give you a rough outline of an opponent’s play style. 100 hands are enough for a good idea of whom you are playing against, and 1000 hands give you a very clear picture of a player’s preflop strategy.