Originally Posted by Something Clever
Is 500 hours a good measuring stick? I play 2/5 live with a pretty solid win rate. $42.43 an hour. I had 43 winning sessions and six losers. My losing sessions always pretty big though because i never had a stop loss limit. And of the 43 winners some were more like 3 in ones. Straight 38 hour benders.
I play limit, so I may be wrong, but it seems like your win to lose percentage is too high which could mean a couple of things.
First off you could be running hot or secondly, it could mean you are booking wins. You see this a lot where someone has a bunch of small wins or counts sessions won vs lost in general (I understand you might just be looking at a spreadsheet).
I would think $42 an hour is a very good win rate for that game, but with how few sessions you have lost in, should it be higher?...wait I just realized you average 10 hour sessions, so I'm not sure whats going on.
Maybe you don't book wins, you just play until unstuck a lot?
Or $42 is just a huge winrate for that game? This got me to thinking, one of my best friends is a huge winner 10/20 to 25/50NL (sometimes higher). Back when I met him, I think it was late 2005, he was grinding 2/5NL in Vegas (lower rake than elsewhere) and I remember him telling me he was winning $35 an hour (trying to get me to convert, ya shoulda did that). No doubt he has gotten a lot better, but also the games were easier. With his discipline and focus and knowing how good he is, I doubt many people can do better long term in a casino.