RPH (Return Per Hour) trumps ROI.

Figured I’d update my blog, by sharing my 6 max stats with everyone. My last blog mentioned that I had found a renewed freshness to the old NLHE grind. I’ve had  

RPH (Return Per Hour) trumps ROI.

Figured I’d update my blog, by sharing my 6 max stats with everyone. My last blog mentioned that I had found a renewed freshness to the old NLHE grind. I’ve h My last blog mentioned that I had found a renewed freshness to the old NLHE grind.  Since then I've had a much better RPH, and wanted to share my 6 max stats with everyone.

I’ve had a higher ROI, in other NLHE games, but with 6 max SNG’s, I have a much higher RPH (Return Per Hour). This is because the games are quicker; this month my games are averaging 21.4 minutes. The RPH is more important than the ROI. You only have so many hours a week that you can play. RPH shows you the true value of your time. You may have to multi-table less 6 max games, then other formats, because the action gets around to you much faster. That being said, I still find it has a better return per hour.

Being a U.S. player, I’ve been playing on the PS highest level ‘play money’ tables. These tables play like the micro-stake games. At times I’ll see 3 and 4 star players competing; I guess they are honing their game, or practicing new styles.

This 1st ‘snap shot’ (LINK is below), shows the 'play chips' won by tourneys. On the left, HEM has the stats for the month of Jan. 2012. Unfortunately, HEM has a flaw in the software, it gets confused when you win over 9,999,999. Last month I won over 21 million ‘play chips’. PS has a cap at 20 million; I guess no one needs a stash of a billion chips. The numbers below show that my RPH was almost double my buy-in rate!
I highlighted the incorrect stats; the correct stats are as follows:
ROI%: 32.6
Winnings: 21,578,750
$/hr: 297,228 (RPH)
Average buy-in: 151,250

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My time has been somewhat limited this month. I have only played 1/7 the amount of games, but made more than ¼ as many ‘play chips’. At this rate I would almost double the amount won last month, if I were to play as many games. I credit the higher RPH (almost quadruple my buy-in rate), to less distractions (TV, cooking, phone, email/posting, etc.), obviously I'm playing a much more attentive game. I also played most of the games this month with a fresher and clearer mind set. Possibly another reason my RPH has gone up so drastically, could be the time I spend on review, study, and replying to the MTT forum posts. Going over the MTT forum posts, and analyzing the hands, has given me a better understanding of the workings of NLHE.
Because I’m more familiar with different types of plays, and players, I’m able to make better decisions to maximize my profit and extract more money on my winning hands.

This 2nd ‘snap shot' (LINK is below), shows my figures so far this month (Feb. 1 – Feb. 12). I highlighted my $/hr, and Average buy-in; as I said before, this is my criteria for which game is more profitable (not ROI).

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If you haven’t tried 6 max SNG’s, give them a try. It takes a different skill set, but once you get comfortable, I think you’ll love the game as much as I do.

May the cards be with you.
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