Hand trackers are an indispensable tool for a regular, but it is difficult for a beginner to navigate the variety of indicators used in programs. One of the basic indicators of an opponent’s game is RFI in poker. This parameter helps to assess the opponent’s propensity for preflop aggression and find flaws in his strategy.

RFI stands for Raise First In and stands for Open Raise Frequency. This statistic tells you what percentage of hands a player is willing to put money into the pot first preflop.

The indicator allows you to evaluate the range of hands with which the opponent starts trading and captures the status of the preflop aggressor, and not just agrees to participate in the draw. Raise First is considered one of the base stats along with VPIP and PFR.

Raise First In is one of the preflop raise options. A raise is treated as an RFI if all players have previously folded. Other moves change the context and name of the move:

After limp – isolate.

If there was already an open-raise – 3-bet.

To a novice player, such nuances may seem unimportant. However, there is a difference. Limper isolation hands differ from the standard opening range. This is obvious in the case of 3-bet or 4-bet.

In professional terminology, RFI is used along with an open raise. Both words mean the same thing.


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