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FlopZoom Tutorials: Intermediate
Intervals

Another way to add depth to statistics is to show how they change over time. If you just have one number for a player's VPP, say 50%, you don't know if they've played exactly that same way for a their whole career, or if their VPP is an average of 100% for 6 months and 1% for another 6 months. FlopZoom lets you zoom in and out in time to see how that number changes.

If their statistics for a session ...


... are the same as for a day ...


... are the same as for a month ...


... are the same as for their career ...


... then they they aren't changing their playing style much.

You can also keep the interval fixed and skip forward and backward in time to quickly spot any changes in your statistics or any other players' statistics. For example, you can set the interval to a week and click the next interval button.



You'll see the statistics bars go up and down if anyone's playing style changed between months of the year. Of course, you'll need to play quite a few sessions to average out the random luck and good or bad runs that we all have.

Also, you'll see the label near the previous and next buttons change from "Session" to "Interval" and back again as you choose between session and intervals.
 

You vs. Your Opponents
The more sessions you play against an opponent, the more of his hands you'll see. You probably won't see most of your opponents more than once, especially in large multi-table tournaments. On the other hand, you'll see every single one of your own hands, natch.

If you've selected multiple players, you may not see their graphs change at all as you switch between session, day, week, etc. This is because no matter what interval you choose, you've still only played one session against them. Here's an example. Below we see a single session's VPP statistics for four players.

Now we click on the week button and only PlayerZero0's VPP changes. Why? Because we're looking at his VPP over 3 sessions now. The others' VPP doesn't change because PlayerZero0 only played against them in one session.

And now we click the year button. PlayerZero0's VPP changes but his opponents' VPPs don't. They've played only one session in the range, but PlayerZero0 has played 15.

 

Next and Previous Intervals
You can move back and forth in your career by almost any interval. If you've clicked the session button, clicking the previous and next interval buttons will move you to the previous and next intervals. Same with the day, week, month, and year buttons.

Just a few notes on intervals:
  • The previous and next buttons are disabled if you've clicked the career button.
  • Only your player name will be selected when you click the previous and next buttons.
The reason that only your statistics will be graphed when you click to the next session, day, week, etc. is because there's no guarantee that any of the players you selected for an interval will have played any sessions in the previous or next interval.
 

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.
 

Real Time Updates
If you're viewing statistics of a session that you are currently playing, you'll see the statistics change as new hands in the live session are added to the database. And if you've chosen an interval that includes the session or sessions that you are currently playing, you'll see the stats change as hands are added to the database.
 

Summary
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