Determining (potential) villains for a hand
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    Default Determining (potential) villains for a hand

    I'm trying to write a query that determines the potential villains involved in a hand. A potential villain would be anyone who:
    • enters a hand before hero (i.e. VPIPs) or
    • is left to act after hero enters hand.

    I know I can get the villains' player_ids for a hand using the playervsplayer table, but this won't tell me anything about their positions or actions in the hand. Am I going to have to manually extract this information by looking at each villain's hand in the playerhandscashkeycolumns table or is there an easier way to do this?

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    Morny, Rvg72? I am a proud owner of HEM and am using its DB for a school project on data mining and machine learning. Any thoughts here?

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    you can get all the info you are looking for from playerhandscashkeycolumns

    positiontype_id , preflopaction_id, firstpreflopaction_id can give you all the info you need.

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    oh, and what excactly do you want to know about villain? only if they are involved in a pot at the same time you are? be a little more specific and I could whip up a query in no time.

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    PCP Poker,

    I currently plan to get each villain's VPIP and then average all the VPIPs into a "average VPIP" column. However, I might want to get additional stats from each villain in the future (e.g. PFR, fold to cbet%, etc.).

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    okay, that's gonna be a little more involved. a perl or php script would probably be much more effective than a simple sql query. when I have a second tomorrow, i could give you some pointers on how to accomplish this. or even write you a script for a small fee...

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    I can do post-processing of the data using Python, so just having a bunch of raw data to work with would be fine.

    And since this is a school project, I probably shouldn't pay anyone to do my work for me.

    Thanks for your help.

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