Originally Posted by custo80
Thanks Jagsti, but for those of us who haven't yet started with Poker Tracker let me ask you this?
If the goal of ring games is to make 'x' bb's per 100 hands, then, to be considered successful, how many BB's per 100 hands should one make to be happy wither their performance and to be profitable long term. I was getting the impression it is around 5. So if i'm playing .01/.02 I want an average of a 10cent profit per 100 hands, am I only the right track
Ok, there is no simple answer to this question of 'what is a decent winrate' stuff.
It depends on a variety of things, what limits your playing at, what games your playing, your style of play etc etc.
You will often see players saying 'I beat 50nl for 8ptbb/100 and moved up' they then play 100nl and can't seem to progress or sustain a comparable winrate that they achieved at 50nl say. What sometimes happens is that players just arn't true to themselves. They have made rapid movements up, over smallish hand samples, but they haven't played a relevant sample. What is a relevant sample? Well again this is difficult to say, you can have 20k hand d/swings, 50k break even stretches. In my mind I would put it at something like 50-100k to have a meaningful sample with regards to winrate at a particular level.
Also you will probably find that the further up the limits you go, your winrate decreases, as the level of play becomes much more difficult.
In conclusion, try not to get to carried away with winrates. Move up when you have the roll to do so, and you feel like your beating your current level (you decide what beating means. To me it's greater than 1PTBB/100, but it's definitely a personal thing). Your confidence level will be high, and if you have these factors to your game, then take shots or move up. Don't move up, if your lacking in any 3 of these options, imo.
Sorry for thread hijack .