WWSF stands for won when saw flop and is a measure of how often a player goes on to win the entire hand after seeing a flop.
The method in which a player wins the pot (either through getting folds or at showdown) is not important in the context of this stat.
A player could therefore have a high WWSF percentage by getting his opponents to fold a lot or by winning a lot at showdown (or both).
In this guide we’ll learn the following -
What Does a High WWSF Mean in Poker?
A high WWSF (usually above 50%) means that a player goes on to win the pot with a high frequency after seeing a flop. This might be achieved by bluffing aggressively, but it also might be achieved by simply having a strong range of hands when seeing the flop. The stronger the range of hands that sees the flop the more often a player can expect to win at showdown which increases the WWSF.
What Does a Low WWSF Mean in Poker?
A low WWSF (usually below 50%) means that a player goes on to lose the pot with a high frequency after seeing a flop. This could be a result of not playing aggressively postflop, but it also might simply be a case of having a weak range of hands that sees the flop. The weaker the range of hands that sees the flop the more often a player can expect to lose at showdown which decreases the WWSF.
How does WWSF Affect the Red Line?
In many cases a low WWSF means that we are folding a lot postflop. Any time we are folding more often than we should it means that our red line (non-showdown winnings) is going to fall steeply.
On the flip side, players with a high WWSF do not give up as much postflop and often have better red lines. Of course, this is not the only factor (preflop play must be considered also), but generally high WWSF = higher red line.
Which are the Other Stats Similar to WWSF?
WWSF (won when saw flop) is typically grouped together with WSD (won at showdown) and WTSD (went to showdown). WSD tells us how often a player wins the pot when reaching showdown whereas WTSD tells us how often a player goes to showdown after seeing the flop. These three stats are often used together to create a rough idea regarding a player’s overall play style.
What Should My WWSF be in Poker?
It is generally considered that WWSF should be around 50%. Depending on play style many players have a WWSF a few percent high or lower than this. However, if WWSF is significantly different from 50% over a decent sample size of hands it usually indicates that the player in question has issues with their game (leaks).
What Types of Players Have a High WWSF?
A high WWSF does not always guarantee a specific type of player. For example, one player might have a wide postflop range but achieve a high WWSF by bluffing a lot. Another player might be on the passive side but have a high WWSF because he only sees the flop with a very tight range. WWSF is therefore not always especially useful by itself but can definitely carry more meaning when analyzed alongside other relevant poker stats.
WWSF – Final Pointers
Good poker players typically have WWSF values around 50%. If our WWSF value is significantly different from 50% it may indicate that we have leaks in our game.