Hi guys, Im just wondering if anyone can help me interpret these stats. I play small MTT's not usually bigger then $11 dollars, I have a very limited bankroll and play mostly for fun. I just recently had my biggest cash coming second in the $11 NL hold em tourney on pokerstars. I want to keep learning and take poker a little more seriously and I was hoping that you guys could help me with these stats. I feel that using the stats now would be a good starting point for evaluating my play and the play of others.
Wins: 0 0.00% Return on Investment: 39.70%
Seconds: 1 0.36% Average Finish: 45/100
Thirds: 2 0.73% Average Expectation: $6.84
Top 3 Rate: 3 1.09% Average Field Size: 1,434
Final Tables: 12 4.36% Average Buy-Ins Won: 2.027
Cashes: 49 17.82%
Total Played: 275
Im not sure what the benchmark for these stats are. Is cashing almost 18 % good or poor, is a 2.027 avg buy ins won high or low, and is the ROI good or is it completely skewed by my one big win. Anyone with any info would greatly help.
you have a super small sample size, that said any roi is a good one but your primary money earnings come from top three finishes, it will fluctuate alot until you get more under your belt. assuming these were at a larger sample size for MTT's 18% ITM is a little high for my taste, it says your not abusing the bubble enough. Avg. Buy In's won is more of a measure of your bankroll habits and since you have a decent one it says your doing ok in that department. I like the field size, for your avg buy in it can be hard to find decent field sizes.
I will say this though, all of the traditional stat "evaluation" methods are based on traditional bankroll mgmt. So remember if your not using those then many of the insights you might get from players on your stats can be way off.
best example I can think of is when I made my run in the 750k the next day I checked out who ended up winning but his OPR numbers were terrible, at least at first glance. when I looked further (ss) i noticed he was break even FTP heads up nosebleed player, if you count Rakeback he was making 6 figures a year but OPR had him ranked in the low 50% with a -ROI. I constantly find players not looking at the big picture and I caution you to not focus on those stats alone.
Thanks for the reply, so when you say 18 % is a little high ITM thats suggests that im not being aggresive enough when it comes down to the bubble? Your probably absolutely correct on that assessment. How much aggression becomes too much at this point. Do you just try to pick on smaller stacks and steal steal steal. Thanks again for the reply i really appreciate it
yea that's generally how I would interpret it. I try to be as aggressive as possible without making the table react to you. even terrible players will eventually make a stand if your too aggressive. try to consider your image to the other players and how it will effect there ranges against you and push the table as much as they will let you. In general you want to find similar stacks to push around, to big and they will call to light. To small an they get desperate and cant fold.