Win rate is the amount of money a poker player receives for a certain period (a day, a month, a year) or for a certain number of hands.
What is a win rate calculator?
If a player wants to win in poker more frequently, they need to analyse their style of game, wins and losses, and other essential indicators which aim to systemise the information about the game. One thing a player can use to improve their skills is a special application which is called a poker calculator.
It helps a player to calculate the win rate, view statistics on wins and losses, and analyse ROI.
How to calculate the win rate manually?
The win rate can be calculated manually. Here are several formulas that will help a player to do it:
- BB/100 hands. In this option, the number of BBs (big blinds) that the player won after 100 hands played is calculated.
- BB/hour. In this option, the number of BB (big blinds) that the player won after an hour of play is calculated.
- $/100 hands. With this option, the amount of money that the player won after 100 hands played is calculated.
- $/per hour. With this calculation, the amount of money that was won by the player after an hour of play is calculated.
How to understand that the win rate is good?
There is one simple rule to keep in mind: anything above zero is a good result. Anything above 5 is outstanding!
A positive value of the win rate will indicate that the player’s bankroll is growing. Accordingly, the player’s income also increases.
However, one should take into account that the win rate is a variable and it can be influenced by a variety of factors. One of the main ones is called dispersion. It is in response to the occurrence of upswing and downswing.
To see the exact value of the win rate, a user needs to play more than hundreds of thousands of hands – only in this case, the information will have a reliable value. At shorter distances (up to 1000 hands) it is very difficult to calculate this parameter, and, therefore, it does not make much sense.