Originally Posted by The Lipo Fund
gl to bitb
all of your players are strong in my experience. great work. hope it pays more dividends. ive always liked your approach in terms of where to attack, and i think thats why your stable is seeing a lot of the success that it is (in addition to the sick coaching roster). you also dont appear very draconian like other big stables who seem almost scary to work with
if someone is trying to improve, bitB would clearly be the top choice for anyone at this point imo
random question: what is your retention rate for winning horses? how do you keep them?
Thanks for the kind words mate.
Our retention rate is really high, we had 2 guys who left us, they both made 300k+ by WCOOP and one of them didn't really have the right mindset for coaching. He could only really study 1on1, he was an amazing horse and will do well by himself. The other guy was Portuguese and there was a regulation and he's not really playing much anymore.
We have a bunch of guys with $100k+ bankrolls, guys who have won live tournaments for $300k and had all their own action etc. I think they just believe in what we're doing. The way it kind of works:
1. Our guys send their hands to our main data guy who analyses them
2. He finds population tendencies and understands which plays make more money than others. For example whenever anybody with 24% turn probe probes they make 1.7bb, whenever anybody with 32% turn probe probes they make 2.4bb. He brings to us and we see why and if it makes sense and then adjust all round game plan, node lock in piosolver to develop the strategy deeper and then once we're pretty confident of it roll it out over the stable
3. Population generally starts doing what we're doing 1-3 months later. By that time our strategy has kind of already adjusted slightly.
4. Over those 1-3 months our guys are engrossed in the strategy, posting hands in mini study groups, posting hands on the forum, coming to reviews, EVERY main stable player gets a 1on1 with one of our main 13 coaches working specifically on their game.
The second big thing is that we have a MAIN and a DEVELOPMENT stable. Our best players (generally best) in the main stable coach the guys in the development stable and get paid really well (% of their profits) so even if they have their own rolls, we are guaranteeing them a salary each month from coaching. Poker players love that opportunity.
The system of information flows as follows:
Data analyst ->
Pads/Elmerix/European speaking about it, seeing things in game, saving hands and discussing high level between us ->
We speak the strategy through with our 13 elite coaches ->
They coach our main stable players ->
Main stable players then coach the development stable players
Lastly, we're a big community, we go on holidays together as a group. We for example went to Budapest for a weekend of socialising/partying/degeneracy/drinking, railed each other on deep runs in Barca/Prague etc, when leaving bitB, not only do you lose coaching, but you lose the community and support group which imo is even more important.