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FlopZoom Tutorials: Intermediate

A player's AIP can tell you how fearless they are with their tournament life, of if they're very good at sensing weakness, or if they're simply forced to move in with a short stack and decent cards. (It's updated in real time, of course, as you're playing a session.) In the early stages of a tournament when the blinds are low, your goal is to accumulate chips without risking too much of your stack. But toward the end when the blinds are painfully high and your M is getting low, you'll need to shove more often.

In this example we've clicked on fz_rival_B's AIP flop bar, shown in blue. Clicking any bar shows you the actual number of times a player was all-in on any street or on a specific street, along with the number of hands in which the player was all-in on any street or on a specific street. The vertical bars represent specific streets: preflop, flop, turn, and river, and the horizontal bar represents all-ins on any street.


In addition, clicking on a player's AIP bars when you have chosen the "session" interval will automatically put that player's all-in hands into the hands list in the playback pane. This is the "instant playback" feature. Now, if you click back to the playback pane, all the hands in which fz_rival_B was all-in on the flop are in the hands list, ready for playback.



Why Were They All-in?
We can instantly find out whether or not a player was deep or short stacked. We just click back to the session pane, click the stacks button and the inflection point button, and take a look. Did fz_player_1 get low and do the double-up-or-die shove routine?


Did he ever. At one point, on hand 10, fz_player_1 lost a huge hand and was almost down to the virtual felt. His red stack line is pretty close to zero after that hand.

We've clicked the M Inflection Points button to show you just how dire his situation was. His M was in the "dead zone": less than 1. But he moved in and doubled up several times to get up out of the danger zone (M < 5) and give himself a chance to win. Didn't happen, but he did well to recover from hand 10.

Searching for All-ins
In general, you can find out if a player moved all-in when the blinds were still low, or when they were getting higher. Just click back to the playback pane and type "fz_player_1 allin" in the hand search field. We did this to find all of fz_player_1's all-ins.


Here's fz_player_1's first win after nearly going broke. He more than tripled up by winning the main pot but there was a side pot of 10 chips because fz_player_1 didn't even have enough to call the big blind!

Position and Opponent Count
Just as in the VPP tutorial, you can filter your results for any number of opponents, or full table, short handed, or heads-up. And you can also show PRP for any position or filter for an exact position or a position range.

Instant Playback
If you are looking at a single session, you can click any player's AIP bar to put all the relevant hands into the playback hand list. If you click back to the playback pane you'll see just those AIP hands for that player in the hands list for you to choose.

Knowing and understanding your own statistics and the statistics of other players is vital to becoming a better online player. FlopZoom makes it easy to get those statistics and to compare your numbers against other players' numbers. And you can instantly click to the playback, session, and analysis panes to get beyond the raw numbers and into real knowledge.

Intermediate Tutorials:
VPP | PRP | AF | C-Bets | 2/3/4+Bets | SDP | SWP | UBP | AIP | Intervals