When I first started playing online a few months ago, I played primarily cheap SnG's and tournaments, to protect my bankroll and minimize losses while adjusting to the online game. So while my early performance was poor, it was a cheap and valuable learning experience. I soon fell in love with ring games and all but stopped playing tournaments altogether, so my Shark and OPR stats have improved little from my early days. Shark has me at -4% ROI and OPR has me at -15% ROI, but my cash stats are much more profitable, especially for the last month or so. So I would love for anybody playing me in a cash game to try to use my tourney/sng stats against me.
BTW last Sunday I got bored and thought I'd play around with some SnG's and tourneys again for a change. I played 8 total, ranging from a couple 2500+ player tourneys to some 45 & 180 player SnG's. I finished ITM 2/8, including one 1st. ROI for that day was +30%. Maybe in light of this thread I should keep my tourney ROI where it is, to lure some of the stat-whore sharks into a cash game, LOL.
Originally Posted by DEVILRAISE
ok one more time for everyone that is not hearing what im saying. I dont care if someone goes out of their way to look up my stats(more power to them) I am talking about a stats program like edge or scope that actually comes into the game with you and floats next to the entire table giving every stat available. its horse chit and its CHEATING! with an unfair advantage
Now this sounds like you have a problem with HUD's, which is a different animal from Shark and OPR stats. HUD's are allowed by virtually all the major sites, and simply automates and display the same stats that you should be keeping up with yourself -- HUD's don't provide you with any secret information.
BTW for awhile Stars banned the use of Shark while playing. Now it seems they may have backed off that or are unsure about it. Technically, being web-based, it would be much harder to detect and enforce, so maybe they gave up on it.