What is WTSD In Poker?
In poker, WTSD stands for “Went to Showdown” and refers to a statistic that tracks the percentage of hands with which a player has come to the showdown.
WTSD can be useful in helping you identify your opponents’ tendencies if applied properly. Here are some of the ways in which you can use it to make better assessments and better decisions when playing:
- Identifying player tendencies: if a player has a high WTSD percentage, they usually go to the showdown with the hands they play. This can indicate that the player is more passive and is not likely to bluff or make aggressive moves but also does not like to fold.
- Range assessment: if a player has a high WTSD percentage, it may indicate that they are willing to go to a showdown with weak hands in his range.
With this said, it is important to note that you should use WTSD in conjunction with other poker stats and observations to make the best possible decision.
Poker WTSD Example:
Let’s say you are playing a $1/$2 Texas Holdem cash game, and your opponent has a very high WTSD stat.
If he aggressively bet himself on multiple streets, you should be willing to fold more hands since he is less likely to bluff.
On the other hand, if you have a medium-strength hand, you can still value bet him on flop, turn, and river since these players are not likely to fold much. For example, if you are holding KQ on A Q 9 5 3 board, you can easily bet for value on the river since he is likely to call you with all of his hands that contain a queen and some weaker holdings.