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9 men S&Gs - Mon Sep 10, 2012, 07:55 AM
Kazhaam's Avatar
Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 13
I have a question regarding variance in 9 men S&Gs

How many games does it take to have a relatively good indication of your real ROI?

I am talking about 1.50$ and 3.50$ here.
Mon Sep 10, 2012, 10:36 AM
Cairn Destop's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,477
Now the old hedgehog here is American, which means my comments are worth (censored).

Since Black Friday, I've been playing the 27-player SNG chip games. Don't think I began feeling like I had an inkling what I was into until I finished playing about 200 games. After that, it became easier. My winning rates climbed.

Now I'm playing at a higher lever in the same game. Again, it took about 200 games to establish a sense of confidence. The ROI is positive, but it will take a lot more games to begin feeling like I have a handle on the situation.

You're playing cheques, so the competition will be a lot tighter. Consider 200 games as you're first evaluation point and examine your numbers. See where you can improve.

Think about using tracking software. Not to keep tabs on your opposition, but to help you analize your game.
Mon Sep 10, 2012, 11:08 AM
DiveAllIn's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 377
If you want to get a rough idea of what your ROI might be for sit and go’s, you want to have at least 1,000 SNGs under your belt.

Even then, your ROI from having played this many SNG tournaments isn’t going to be set in stone either, as variance can have a significant effect on your ROI over this sample size. However, 1,000 SNGs is widely regarded as the number you want to aim for before drawing any conclusions from or putting any stock in to your ROI.

To get a good idea of what your real ROI is though, you want to aim for 5,000 SNGs.

ROI reliability based on number of games played.

500 - a very rough idea.
1,000 - a rough idea.
5,000 - a good idea.

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