# What is VPIP in Poker?

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Short for Voluntarily Put Money In Pot, VPIP is a statistic used to measure how tight or loose a player is based on the percentage of hands that a player voluntarily plays preflop.

For example, suppose you have played 10 hands at a particular poker table. If you called or raised before the flop in four of those hands while folding the other six, your VPIP would be 40%.

## How is VPIP Calculated in Poker?

VPIP is calculated by the following formula:

Hands Where You’ve Voluntarily Put Money In The Pot/Total Hands Dealt

For example, let’s say you sit in on a poker cash game, play ten hands, then leave. The “Total Hands Dealt” part of the above equation would be “10”.

If you voluntarily put money in the pot in four of those hands, your VPIP would be 40% (4/10).

Note that to VPIP, you must call or raise preflop. If you’re in the big blind and everyone folds to you, or you check your option preflop, that doesn’t count toward the VPIP equation.

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