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Okay so I have been getting beaten up pretty regularly on the comments in the forum so somewhat in my defence here are my stats on pokerstars for the past 100 Tournaments:
Note 16 were free rolls so I don't count them in the stats only $ entries:
played 84 tourneys ITM 10 times or 11.9% actually won 1 tourney, 3- 2nd places etc.,
So is this considered a reasonable % of ITM?:):):)
 
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I don't even know! Maybe for a start you will play 1000 tournaments, it will already be clear what kind of player you are)))
 
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I don't even know! Maybe for a start you will play 1000 tournaments, it will already be clear what kind of player you are)))
Yrs I have played much more than 1000 tourneys but stats at PS are only availablele for so many...have been playing online PS since 2005:):):). and live since 1960
 
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If you opt in to sharkscope, then you (and everyone else) can see your entire life time stats there. You can also purchase a tracker like PT4 and request, that PokerStars manually send all your hand histories.
 
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My stats are horrible and I will tell you I do not even know where to find my stats on Cardchat. I play fast and loose and no fear. You can not win it if your not in it. Capo1014
 
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Okay so I have been getting beaten up pretty regularly on the comments in the forum so somewhat in my defence here are my stats on PokerStars for the past 100 Tournaments:
Note 16 were free rolls so I don't count them in the stats only $ entries:
played 84 tourneys ITM 10 times or 11.9% actually won 1 tourney, 3- 2nd places etc.,
So is this considered a reasonable % of ITM?:):):)

Sorry you feel beaten up. Most of us are just trying to help.

To answer the question I would need more information, what is the % of players cashing in the games you play If there are only 10% your not doing so bad but if its 20% its pretty low. Another issue it the sample size. 84 tournament is not that much. I have not cashed in over 40 games on time are a few time gone 30+, Just taking one of those downturns would really screw up the results, I have cashed 8 straight twice and that would skew the results as well. You should play about 500 or ever 1000 to have a really good idea and avoid the variance.

This being said, cashes are nice but not really a great stat. Top 3 and final table is where the real money is at. A 1st and 3 2nd places, is a monster good result mate.
 
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I will be totally honest here, I have never worried about stats when playing Poker as they can be misleading, Playing purely for fun the only Stat I rely on is my bankroll and whether it is up or down after a good session. Until I joined Cardschat I had never actually won a free-roll on any site and I have played on-line, on and off for the last twenty years.
Sure I have made the money in a lot otherwise I would not play at all, but winning is not as important as some players think, I was happy with making the money in any big tournament, free-roll or buy-in, but winning one was never a worry for me.
I played one night in a tournament with over 2,000 players and finished 2nd, for me that was a fantastic result, but when I was asked by my brother how I had got on, He just said "Oh so you lost!" :mad::mad::mad: NO! I didn't lose, I made some money by coming 2nd, but he insisted that I had still lost!
Success is measured differently, by different people, I have always considered myself a competent player, even without winning a 1st place on line, because I make money playing Poker, most of it in Live games, where I have made 1st place many, many times, on-line however is different because it is harder to get a read on a player.
Enjoy your Poker, Have fun playing, and remember Success is how you define it! Not a brother who cannot even play.

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Okay so I have been getting beaten up pretty regularly on the comments in the forum so somewhat in my defence here are my stats on PokerStars for the past 100 Tournaments:
Note 16 were free rolls so I don't count them in the stats only $ entries:
played 84 tourneys ITM 10 times or 11.9% actually won 1 tourney, 3- 2nd places etc.,
So is this considered a reasonable % of ITM?:):):)


Opt in on Sharkscope so you can better analyze your MTT game.

ITM% can be tricky as a measure of "success" as obviously a player who consistently min cashes will have a high ITM% but not necessarily a high ROI %.

With that being said 11.9% is very low. I've seen successful MTT regs as low as 20% ITM but you really should be AT LEAST 20% with 30% ITM as your goal.

Now me? I have a ITM % of 41.9% over about 3000 games.

...and an ROI of 77% :cool:
 
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One hundred tournaments is too little to draw any conclusions, but ITM 11.9% is also very small !!!
 
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Okay so I have been getting beaten up pretty regularly on the comments in the forum so somewhat in my defence here are my stats on PokerStars for the past 100 Tournaments:
Note 16 were free rolls so I don't count them in the stats only $ entries:
played 84 tourneys ITM 10 times or 11.9% actually won 1 tourney, 3- 2nd places etc.,
So is this considered a reasonable % of ITM?:):):)



There is no tourney types what for 100 games is enough, in my opinion. Especially, that you don't post the average regs number.

Just my opinion play 5-10 times more tourneys than the average registered players number, then you can get a useful sample. Obviously the 12% itm means massive loser, but in a 500-1K+ regs tourney size, it happens, even worse, so means nothing....

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There is no tourney types what for 100 games is enough, in my opinion. Especially, that you don't post the average regs number.

Just my opinion play 5-10 times more tourneys than the average registered players number, then you can get a useful sample. Obviously the 12% itm means massive loser, but in a 500-1K+ regs tourney size, it happens, even worse, so means nothing....

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I'm not sure of the value of past playing history, however just as an example of how things have turned down: 4 years ago, I was playing exclusively on PokerStars, Micro MTT, probably around 5-10 tourneys per day, my ITM % was 32 and in the year I actually won 25 Tourneys, so I guess either my play has deteriorated, or the opposition has gotten much better or the RNG at PS just won't let me catch???:):)
 
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Wow as we speak I got ITM in MTT 45 players. came 4thy. YeeHaw:):):)
 
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I'm not sure of the value of past playing history, however just as an example of how things have turned down: 4 years ago, I was playing exclusively on PokerStars, Micro MTT, probably around 5-10 tourneys per day, my ITM % was 32 and in the year I actually won 25 Tourneys, so I guess either my play has deteriorated, or the opposition has gotten much better or the RNG at PS just won't let me catch???:):)

Games are definitly getting tougher over time. COVID-19 temporarely reversed that, but now the long term trend is fully back in control, after restrictions have been lifted in most countries.
 
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Okay so I have been getting beaten up pretty regularly on the comments in the forum so somewhat in my defence here are my stats on PokerStars for the past 100 Tournaments:
Note 16 were free rolls so I don't count them in the stats only $ entries:
played 84 tourneys ITM 10 times or 11.9% actually won 1 tourney, 3- 2nd places etc.,
So is this considered a reasonable % of ITM?:):):)

The 1st and 2nd place finishes are solid - but IMO ITM percent is low. Also - it really doesn't matter much at all if you min-cashed 20 events and fired 2 bullets in them. That is roughly break even or maybe even slightly losing.

ITM - in my opinion - is a useless stat. It's better to track how often you are making final tables. If you are making final tables in MTTs at about 15% or above - I'd say you are a strong player. Maybe even 10% - not sure about that.
But for me - I'm not happy unless I'm making a final table at minimum at the VERY least once every two days. I play roughly 10-20 per day when I'm able and I get a little cranky when I'm not making the final tables.

ITM% - not very important or impressive - FT% - mui mui important. ;)

FYI Shark Scope says I'm ITM 19.9% over 11.6k events. About 5k of those are early freerolls I was grinding.

With an 11.5% late finishes which is finishing in the top 10% of the field. Not sure if that is good or not - but - I'm always aiming for FT so a lot of the time I will bust before hitting ITM.

My ROI from SS is 66.5%.
 
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