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Aggression Frequency vs. Aggression Factor

Aggression frequency better for in-game profiling

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Mar 18, 2011

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Virtually all players who play online these days and use poker tracking software have three basic statistics in their heads-up display (HUD): Voluntarily Put Money in the Pot Percentage (VP$IP) Preflop Raise Percentage (PFR) Aggression Factor (AF) The first two stats — VP$IP and PFR — relate strictly to preflop play, and provide a pretty good picture of how loose or tight a player is, and how aggressively he plays before the flop. Aggression factor, on the other hand, is a measure of how aggressive a player is on all streets (although you also can track a player’s AF for any given street, as well). It’s important to note that such statistics are not 100 percent definitive by themselves; it’s not always as simple as looking at a stat and having it equate directly to an action. As is typically the case with any type of statistic, these statistics often ...


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