Earnings per session?

    • StVatle
      StVatle
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      Joined: 24.11.2014 Posts: 98
      Hi!
      Was just wondering about your average earnings per session? How many BB or Buy-ins you earn per session. And for how long is your session when you are earning this much, and how many tables are you playing? :)

      Just want to compare, just to see if I'm doing about average or not :)
  • 4 replies
    • PerusJamppa
      PerusJamppa
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      Joined: 18.01.2008 Posts: 2,714
      Imo results of a single session is pretty much irrelevant, it's all about the long run. Only reasonable way to compare the results is just to look that total bb/100 or ROI. That will tell exactly how good or bad we are compared to others. :)

      In the big picture it really doesn't matter whether someone earns 10 buy-ins in 10 000 hands in 10 different sessions or 10 buy-ins in 10 000 hands in 20 different sessions. Both players earned just as much but first guy's average earnings per session is 1 buy-in when second player earned 1/2 buy-ins per session.
      If we only concentrate on earnings per session, we could easily assume that the first guy must be two times better player than the second player. ;)
      But actually it only tells us that the player no1 probably likes to play longer sessions.

      So only thing that really matters is how many bb's you earn in x numer of hands. :)
    • StVatle
      StVatle
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      Joined: 24.11.2014 Posts: 98
      Very good answer there PerusJamppa :)
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,910
      Originally posted by StVatle
      Very good answer there PerusJamppa :)
      Hi, StVatle,
      I quite agree.

      Another thing that distorts the "per session" figure is that some players like to end a session if they're down (or even up) a certain amount, regardless of how long the session. This distorts the per session numbers because now the sessions are all of unequal length.

      Best to go by BB/100 as PerusJamppa suggests.

      Also bear in mind that even BB/100 requires a decent number of hands to be meaningful.

      Best wishes for a peaceful, prosperous 2015,
      VS
    • iSoOwnYou
      iSoOwnYou
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      Joined: 27.11.2014 Posts: 637
      Yes agree with this!

      The only time I would say session earnings might be useful is for your own personal analysis.

      For example if you find you always (over a decent sample) earn less at a particular time of day, then it would make sense to play at the other time, maybe due to player pool on site, or you being tired or some other session linked reason!