Originally Posted by rileyl
The only problem with looking at bb/100 as estimating your winrate is that it doesn't factor in how many tables you are playing.
Someone playing one table could be beating a game for 9bb/100 but maybe could make more money by increasing the number of tables he plays to say 4. Even if he was now only winning at 7bb/100 he would still be making more money per hour than he was before.
This is correct. Figuring your profit per hour would help in determining how well you do as you change how many tables you play.
But I think the OP wants to know more about the quality of play at not the amount of profit since it would be skewed by the number of tables played. I take "decent return" to mean quality. Since a fluctuation in profit per hour due to tables increase wouldn't dictate quality of play, the "bb/100" is a figure that is always based an the same equation. You even said yourself that more tables could mean a lower bb/100 rate and that is based on a possible deterioration of quality induced by increasing the number of tables played at the same time. So for a judge of "quality" of play, "bb/100" is still the preferred stat.
Though I think a player should always include the number of tables he plays at a time when he quotes his bb/100 stat since everyone's "deterioration factor", if you will, will be different. But that's still difficult to measure.
Originally Posted by Ronaldadio
I know I have seen this on the site before, but I just can`t find a thread
For guys who do well playing ring games, how do you work out your profit (per hour ?) and what would be a decent return vthe stakes you play?