re: Poker & HEM - NON showdown winnings
Originally Posted by eNTy
So is it bad that my non-showdown winnings is so high ?
This is almost exclusively 5nl with the last 200 hands being a 10nl shot.
Around had 5700 I've been trying to play more nit/TAG. That meant drop certain marginal hands more preflop in early and middle position and try to get to showdown more as a winner. The thing is my NSD winnings are increasing too. What does this mean ? Am I back to bluffing more, am I getting respect when I shouldn't and at the same time no respect when I do have the winning hands. Because my SD winnings have spiked up too.
Or am I just on an upswing ?
OK. I've been studying the meaning of these graphs for a little while now. I don't claim to be an expert yet, but let me tell you what I know so far.
The #1 to remember is the only graph line that really matters is the green one (Overall $$ Won). If that is high, then you are making a profit at what ever you are doing with your game. IMO, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
But if you want an opinion on your graph, Enty, I'll tell you what I personally see.
Your NSDW line is high because you are getting a lot of people to fold. You either raise a lot (bordering on maniac) or you play at some very, very tight tables.
Your SDW line is low because you are probably showing down mediocre hands. Hands like top pair-bad kicker, 2nd pair, underpairs, pairs or 2-pair when someone has a flush or straight, or even Ace-high when you think the other guy is bluffing. Getting better at this part requires improving your hand reading skills. I know it's tough at the stakes you are playing, but it is something you have to work on. Sure, you've described some pretty bad beats that will contribute to lowering this line. That's the down spikes in the blue line.
Just my opinion: Since you make more money inducing folds instead of showing down well (red line over blue line), you could be leaving yourself vulnerable to decent players who will catch on to your style. Learn to mix it up before you move up in stakes and work on reading your opponents better.
But the fact that both of your lines ramp up at the end is great!!! So you may not have to change much of what you are doing. Maybe just a little.