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Short stats question - Sat Nov 26, 2011, 02:50 PM
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This is my first month here on Pokerstars (I did play about 2 months on FT about 2 years ago).

I started using PokerTracker 3 to monitor my stats, and I have a question about BB/100.

I was really confused about it, because I thought BB = Big Blind. But after checking with the PT3 stats guide, I realized that BB = 2*Big Blind.

I couldn't find why is that... Does someone know?

Thanks in advance,

Idan.
 
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Sat Nov 26, 2011, 02:59 PM
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There is big blind bb, and big bets BB
 
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Sat Nov 26, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roomik17 View Post
There is big blind bb, and big bets BB
Thanks Roomik!

I think I may have not formulated the question well.

Why are they monitoring Big Bets per 100 hands and not Big Blinds?
 
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Sat Nov 26, 2011, 03:11 PM
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I thought BB=big blind on PT3
 
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Sat Nov 26, 2011, 03:28 PM
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this should help

http://pokercurious.com/questions/vi...-vs-bb100-mean
 
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Sat Nov 26, 2011, 03:47 PM
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That's spot on, thanks!!!
 
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Sat Nov 26, 2011, 04:01 PM
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no problem, I needed to re-read it again too lol
 
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Sun Nov 27, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Yeah seems to be big bets per 100 hands for straight up historical reasons. It is a better way to measure your 'skill edge' though, compared to calculating your hourly $ win rate(since you kind of need to consider rakeback at higher stakes when calculating your profits).
 
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Mon Nov 28, 2011, 08:55 AM
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In a fixed-limit poker game, a big bet (BB) is the larger of two fixed bet amounts. A big bet is used in the final rounds of a game to increase the pot amount and thereby enable the possibility of a bluff. Big bets are generally double the wager of the initial or small bet. Any multi-round poker game can use big bets to standardize wagers while maintaining a sufficient risk-ratio to encourage bluffing. Casino poker tables use big bets to set a limit to the amount of money a patron can lose in each wager.

In a $2/$4 Texas hold 'em game, the big bet would be $4, wagered in each bet of the last two cards. The $2 would be the small bet, wagered during all other bets of the game. Given that a small bet is generally half of a big bet and that a small blind is generally half of the small bet, the minimum BB in casino style holdem is four cents.


SB = 1/4 bet Big Blind = 1/2 bet ....... flop = 1/2 bet .......Turn = 1 full bet or turn = a Big Bet ........ river = Big Bet
Big Bet and Big blind are not same

Last edited by XXChris123; Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 08:58 AM..
 

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