Originally Posted by matt0216
I would love to see numbers from Full Tilt and Pokerstars that were calculated the same way.
Take a look at the current numbers on both sites
Pokerstars [image: http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2547/screenshot20110220at336.png]
Full tilt has around 12k less tables, but less they have half as many players.
So, you can't go by the numbers posted on the site because Pokerstars numbers are inflated by their calculation methods.
In the end, pokerstars will have more players either way, but it wouldn't be as big of a difference if they calculated the same way as full tilt.
Sunday might be a tough day to use for comparisons. Aren't the current Stars numbers a bit influenced by the throngs playing various sats and step events to the Sunday Millions ??
Base on the figures above, Stars has 6.7 players per table while FT has only 3.7 players per table that they claim are 'active'. Not sure what that tells
us ... ... but I'm also sure that each site counts the -0- player tables as a 'active' table.
One thing that does affect Star's numbers is that they are constantly running freerolls
with huge entry numbers, while FT does not. Stars has a freeroll starting every 40 minutes with 8-10,000 entries, while FT does not. That alone makes Star's numbers huge. A 10k entry nlhe freeroll has over 1,100 tables to start. I don't play them, but I seem to recall that FT doesn't have near that kind of freeroll activity and when they do the max entries are nowhere near 10,000.