*Originally posted by NoGains*

Ok so you really need to grind like 5k games on 0.5sng to do a profit? Dont that seems a little like thos click adds and get paided acitivites? I meet fishes all the time and i get outdrawn all the time.

I get this feeling that poker is less profitable than travel to india and gathering trash.

edit: and yes i am following the guide, only exceptions i do if some guy is a total fish, if holdem manager says he is in 50% i get a looser range, but even then i lose. Today i was up against a 70% fish on the finaltable and when i finally got him with AJ did he have AQ

Those click ads and get paid activities you see are scams, what I am telling you isn't.

I did a variance calculation for your game format and this is what I got.

200 Games:

5000 Games:

You can check for yourself if you don't believe me. If we look at those 200 games, a little under half of those samples shown is in the negative and if we look at the 5000 game sample size, only 1 sample is in the negative, 1 in BE and the rest positive. I ran both sample sizes 1000 times to ensure its validity.

And if you do the same calculation again on the program, you will notice that the results are never the same. This goes to show how much variance there is in poker. IMO poker is 5% skill 10% luck and 85% hard work.

Hope I helped you in some way.

Take Care,

Maythany