re: Poker & How much faith do you put into Sharkscope?
It's fairly accurate in terms of game results. Depending on the types of games you play, it's not necessarily very accurate in terms of winnings and ROI, as you pointed out. If you satellite or ticket into a game, it only knows the buy-in is $X, it doesn't know you got in for free or a reduced cost, so it counts that buy-in against your results, skewing your ROI. Generally speaking, if you play primarily freerolls, steps, private games, etc. then it's not really relevant for you.
However for actual buy-in games, particularly SNGs, it's pretty accurate over larger sample sizes.
Originally Posted by suit2please
Sharkscope and PPL do tournaments. OPR does cash games.
OPR is tournaments. PTR is cash games.
OPR is fine for MTTs and large multi-table SNGs, but it does not track STTs or the smaller SNGs. I think 45's are the smallest, IIRC.
Originally Posted by MadMaddie
What is PPL?
Pro Poker Labs.