Originally Posted by /Logan/
More than WR to aim you should aim for volume, some people tell me before than iīm obsesed with volume but the thing is that to get any $ you need to load a ton of volume
and thatīs what most people donīt understand.
Sure, maybe could get a higher WR and reach 10bb if play 2-4 tables and focus on every action, but how much hands you going to load at the end of the month?, nothing that matters.
So your goal should be to make the most volume while still can keep any decent WR.
In your example of 25nl
I will prefeer to load 100k hands in 1 month at 3bb = 30biīs x $25 = $750
than win at 10bb but load only 10-20k hands = 10-20 biīs x $25 = $250-$500
Also with volume you get little more extra on reward incentives like more vpps = more Stellars more fpps = more cash rewards etc. Which is almost non existent with low volume.
So, answering your question, could you get a higher WR than 5bb?, maybe yes, but like you mention it does not look like much so you got 2 options, try to load more volume or try to move up in stakes where money start to mean something even with low volume.
The thing is that every higher stake going to be harder, so in theory is easy to just load more volume.
Logan, I'm curious as to how many tables you play.
On the average, I figure 75 hands per hour per table (my figures playing 4 tables at $5 NL FR).
So for me to get 100K hands, I would need to be playing 333 hours per month, or 11 hours a day, not realistic.
16 tables at a time, now we're down to 83 hours per month, or close to 3 hours per day, but I would REALLY question how many players are actually capable of playing that many tables for extended periods.
Now, it's obvious from your numbers that YOU can, and I'm also curious about your stats for a set of 100K hands in a month. Specifically, VPIP/PFR/3-Bet %/C-Bet FLop. None of my business I know, but just asking.
Back to the OP, I believe it's absolutely necessary to be successful enough to move up, we need to get away from thinking of bet sizes and calls, etc, in bbs instead of $$. Thinking of playing the game looking at bets and calls $$ in Micros won't do you any good playing $25 and $100 NL, etc. There's a number of reasons for this (IMHO) but that's probably a subject for another thread.