Originally Posted by fast11375
Instead of looking at cold call %, you might want to look at the gap between PFR and VPIP.
For example, most solid winners will have stats such as
LAG: 17/15/5.4% 3bet
Before you call with AQ/KQ on BB, think if the stealer call resteals light and try to get some value( if you can) with AQ/KQ by 3betting.
Also, cold calling becomes increasingly unprofitable as you move up stakes because good players like to squeeze alot, and many times you won't even see a flop if you choose to cold call, and that is why solid players have a tight gap between PFR and VPIP.
EDIT: Also saw # of posts OP made, so might also not be understanding his question.
This isnt always true though and I think it was wooz who wrote a blog post quite a while back saying more and more people were widening this gap as they could crush people post flop.
I guess a massive generalization would be if you play ok post flop then keep it tight but if you have a massive edge post flop then you can probably cold call more than other players. Instinctively if you are that good then you will know what are good spots to cold call in.
mtagliaf, Im averaging about 8% at the moment and most of my cold calls come in the CO/BTN/Blinds situations.