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I'm using the fpdb tracker and want to know my BB/100. The program itself doesn't give such information, instead it gives me a graph of my hands and the total BB i won (i suppose they're Big Blinds, dunno if they're Big Bets, don't know the difference; suppose they're the same).

Here it is in real numbers:

  • Sample size: 1802 hands
  • BB: 85.13
  • BB/100: ?

It's correct if i just do:

  • 100s in sample size: 1802 / 100 = 18.02 (how many 100s in my samplesize)
  • BB/100: 85.13 / 18.02 = 4.72 (BB in 100 hands)

EDIT

Just checked the relation between $$ and BB won today and it seems that BB is doubled. Today i won $0.78 (211 hands) but my BB is 19.5 just for today (i play 0.01 / 0.02), so 0.02 * 19.5 = $0.39 and not $0.78. Why it is halved and how can i compute my BB/100 the correct way? tx

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Not sure exactly what game you're playing. Anyway, as far as I've always seen, bb means big blinds and BB means big bets. In most poker variants, the betting size doubles at some point in the hand. For example, in limit hold'em, on the turn and river, the bet size is doubled. The size of the bet on the turn and river is the big bet size.

You must be playing NLHE, because most NLHE players quote their game in terms of blind size (e.g., if you say I'm playing 0.01 / 0.02, you probably mean that's the size of the small and big blinds, respectively). In LHE games, 0.01 / 0.02 would mean the big blind is 0.01 and the big bet is 0.02. Most NLHE players quote their win rate in terms of bb/100 (NOT BB/100). So, your win rate is 4.72 / 2 = 2.36bb/100 hands.

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Thank you for the answer. I'm sorry didn't mentioned my game. I'm playing 6-max NLHE cash game and blinds are $0.01-$0.02 (microstakes). The program indeed gives me BB (they're typed as that), thus it's strongly NL (i didn't found any limit reference to it, only what NL stakes to select, that's why i got confused). So in this case it's safe to just halve my BB/100 and be done? thanx –  vlzvl Apr 12 at 12:27
    
Yes, just halve your BB/100 and you will get the number that NL players report as their win rate. BB/100 = 2*bb/100. NL players report bb/100 as their win rate. –  nsw Apr 12 at 18:14
    
Thank you for clearing this :) –  vlzvl Apr 12 at 20:35
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