# strategy points

• Bronze
Joined: 23.04.2009
Hi,

This thought hit me, correct if I'm wrong.

So, strategy points (sp) are given for rake paid. We pay rake only when we win a hand (except preflop). So, sp are only given to winners, and if one plays and loses a lot, he loses his br and gets no points?

This leads to another conclusion - all these diamond, platinum and goldmembers are not only playing a lot, but also winning a lot. Nice
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• Bronze
Joined: 19.10.2008
Depends how the rake is calculated, I play SnGs so the rake is paid up front whether I win or lose. However, I doubt there would be many gold or higher members that are losing players.
• Bronze
Joined: 01.06.2008
you also rake when u lose
• Bronze
Joined: 23.07.2008
Originally posted by marvinas
Hi,

This thought hit me, correct if I'm wrong.

So, strategy points (sp) are given for rake paid. We pay rake only when we win a hand (except preflop). So, sp are only given to winners, and if one plays and loses a lot, he loses his br and gets no points?

This leads to another conclusion - all these diamond, platinum and goldmembers are not only playing a lot, but also winning a lot. Nice
Wrong, me thinks................but I could be wrong.....

If you contribute to the pot you get SP's win or loose
• Bronze
Joined: 13.10.2008
Originally posted by marvinas
So, strategy points (sp) are given for rake paid. We pay rake only when we win a hand (except preflop). So, sp are only given to winners, and if one plays and loses a lot, he loses his br and gets no points?
No, I believe there are 2 ways the 'paid rake' is calculated.
I believe some poker sites divide the 'rake' between all the players who contributed in the pot (they put some money in the hand).
The other method is to divide it between all the players who were dealt cards in the given hand (I play at Pokerstars and they use this method).

Originally posted by marvinas
This leads to another conclusion - all these diamond, platinum and goldmembers are not only playing a lot, but also winning a lot. Nice
If only that was true.
• Bronze
Joined: 23.04.2009
2 Meiffert:

Yes I know there are those 2 methods for rake calculations. AFAIK poker rooms divide rake among all players who were dealt in in the hand, this way you get their points (titan points, ft points etc). Still I think pokerstrategy only gives psp for personal rake paid, i.e. you get no points if you fold and someone goes allin.

All this idea is not a big discovery or anything, I just thought how to become black member ASAP and what I should do Play more good poker might be universal answer
• Bronze
Joined: 30.08.2008
Hello,

I think it depends on the poker room which rake system you gain strategy points on. Some do it by dividing rake at the table etc and some do it by your personal rake.

And i would say in general platinum and diamonds are winning players. There will be exceptions of course I think Moderators are winning players as well

Good luck and best regards,

-Jack