Originally Posted by Unix
I was wondering how to tell if my game is actually improving. I play on bodog and mostly stick to the 2.20 beginner SnG's...
I think SnG's have more variance than a ring game, and the bigger swings would make it more difficult to tell if you're getting better/worse or if you're just running hot/cold.
Bankroll indicates success, and success usually indicates good play. So if your bankroll was increasing at a higher rate, it's a good indicator that your play is improving.
Using software like PokerTracker would be the best to see if your ROI is improving at all. I don't think that Sharkscope
covers Bodog, otherwise I'd advise looking at their stats on your S&G record.
So really, I think the best indicator is to ask yourself if you are making better decisions now as opposed to before? I know, "better" is subjective, as any change you make will be because you think it's better, whether it really is or not. What I mean is that, are you now able to recognize profitable situations and exploit them better than before? Do you have a better understanding of when you can/can't steal, or can you now fold that J/J over pair when you couldn't before?