re: Poker & Where should I take my 1st shot at 100NL
Originally Posted by feitr
What is the point of playing on both sites anyways?
Well, originally, bonus whoring. And some money on both sites to play the CC games when I used to play them. Then FTP became my main site as I have rakeback there. But then there was a reload bonus on PS, so I moved some of my action there.
Now I'm seriously wondering which sites to stay at. Rakeback is an issue, but win rate might be a much bigger one. Sample size is still small, but over the 8k hands I played at 50NL in the last 2 weeks, I am running at 21 BB/100 on PS over 4k hands and at 0 BB/100 at FTP over 4k hands. Of course most of it is likely due to variance, but i have the feeling some of it is also due to softer competition at PS.
Note that if competition is indeed softer on one site and harder on the other, now that's a very good reason to play on both. Say 50nl players at FTP were as good as 100nl players at PS. Then before moving up, it's better to toughen your game on FTP at the cheaper stake while earning bread and butter on PS, then apply the improved game skill by moving up at PS.