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    Just a quick tip, this may not help you, but it works for me.

    Next time you geta bad beat, or just get pissed off with a loose player that is getting lucky or bullying the table with a big stack, do the following

    Go to one of the poker ranking or player stats sites. (just google "poker player stats" result number 3)
    Do a search on the players name
    Note a profit graph for that player that points consistently downwards over time.
    Smile and remind yourself that you are the better player and this player is bleeding $$ in the long run.

    PS. I don't agree with people using these huge communal databases during play, I agree with the poker stars line that people should only have stats from hands they have played in. but I do like seeing the terrible profit graphs of the bad players after they have lucked out on me

  • #2
    nice advice, ill try that soon :P

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    • #3
      Can i appeal?

      I put in my screen name!! not sure if i'm happy or not?


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      • #4
        Those sites are notorious for missing many games, hands etc.... also they do not track freerolls

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        • #5
          Originally posted by roomik17 View Post
          Those sites are notorious for missing many games, hands etc.... also they do not track freerolls
          True. umbup: I know for a fact that my numbers on OPR are way off (missing 2 of my larger wins?!), as I've got a spreadsheet I set up that has every single game and cash table I've ever played, tracked with date, tourney number, placing, entrants, buy-in, return, etc... down to the exact penny.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
            True. umbup: I know for a fact that my numbers on OPR are way off (missing 2 of my larger wins?!), as I've got a spreadsheet I set up that has every single game and cash table I've ever played, tracked with date, tourney number, placing, entrants, buy-in, return, etc... down to the exact penny.
            How true, the site I am forced to play on now is brutal for the record keeping, the other day the one site missed 20 games I played, and has not once recorded a tourney I played in other than rebuys Thank god for HEM and PT3

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            • #7
              They miss all my big wins

              They used to be really good but this year they seem to have fallen backwards.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
                True. umbup: I know for a fact that my numbers on OPR are way off (missing 2 of my larger wins?!), as I've got a spreadsheet I set up that has every single game and cash table I've ever played, tracked with date, tourney number, placing, entrants, buy-in, return, etc... down to the exact penny.
                I will say for myself that I know for a fact that OPR has all my plays that fit within their auspices included in my stats. Reason I know is that I keep a written record of all my plays for $ recorded in a 3-ring binder,as well as written results for each individual ring session. Yep I AM that **** and technologically stuck in the 19th century,lol. Just a "comfort zone" thing with me as I have years of processing my sports wagering activities in the same way. OPR DOES have a lot of blind spots though,no argument there. They only track 4 top SNG's and MTT's and up,in other words at least 36 runners. Many peeps you may encounter in a 45 man,for instance,may be straight killing it in say 27 mans,but have dodgy stats in 36 man plays and up. Also freerolls,FPP tournies and many satellites are NOT tracked by OPR. Best advice I can give is to check an opponents overall numbers but then use OPR's filtering system to break that player's numbers down for the game you are facing them in. Also I liked to check their last 100 plays to see if a player is running hot or cold,or maybe has just begin to improve their game.

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                • #9
                  OPR's a great tool that I use alot, don't get me wrong with that... and I've never sorted it like you said, which would probably make it alot better. I'll have to try that one! Last 100 to see if they're on a streak IS definitely something I've used before that has helped umbup: It is also a VERY good baseline tool to get an idea of what type of player you're dealing with. I've had them try to add in the ones they've missed and they have added some, but not others (their std reply is 'we'll try to add this in, but may or may not').
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