Originally Posted by antneye
I just compared the hands I played on Poker Stars over a similar sample to the hands that I have played on Merge and compared what I was paying in Rake at 1/2 in BB/100.
Stars: 1.66 BB/100
Merge: 3.63 BB/100
What was my win rate on Stars for this stake? 1 BB/100. What does that make it on Merge? -2.63 BB/100. (Maybe I have improved my play because I am only actually -1.25 on Merge)
If winning players are being made losers because of this ridiculous rake struture how can you ever expect the games to survive long term?
I must be a moron for not having stopped paying into this raketrap a long time ago.
epic fail at my math...........to be fair it should say that my Stars win rate adjusted for the increased rake on Merge would be -.97 BB/100 since Merge is raking an extra 1.97 BB/100 over what Stars is raking.
so I would basically go from 1BB/100 to -1BB/100 just on Merges rake structure alone. Now when you factor in the fact that the games are MUCH tougher than they were you arrive at my present -1.25 BB/100 that I am running at on Merge.
I liked it better with my original math when I though for a second I had grown as a poker player