Can somebody tell me if this is normal?
I've played 70000 hands NL5 this year since starting with PokerTracker 4. I took a few years out of the game before that (new job, new country) and find the game is much harder now. I've played exclusively on Stars since coming back.
I'm having a real hard time churning out a profit at this level. Most of my problems early on were stupid mistakes without thought and crying calls. Minimising these has been a help, but I find it hard to play well and properly when I'm not getting cards or hitting the flop for such long periods. Stealing and bluffing are hard when you get called down a lot at these levels, and when you are not hitting, its even harder!
Anyway, I track how often I hit the flop (with unpaired hole cards) and it's really bothering me how low this figure is. I don't know if it's my report, or if I'm wrong that you should hit the board 32% of the time on the flop. Can a few of you (who use PT4) please run this report over your last 70000 hands and share what your ratio is for comparison? I would really appreciate it!
My results below, and the report is attached.
Overall graph for NL5 (not including pocket pairs)
Typical example of hit flop ratio for unpaired hole cards and its effect on my blue and green line at this level (this is my most recent session).