The term “winrate” in poker refers to a sum of money won by a player during a certain period of time. It is usually measured in the number of blinds won by the player in 100 draws. Winrate completely depends on one’s poker skills.
To measure your winrate in poker, some mathematical operations are needed. First, your profit is split by the number of draws you’ve played and by the size of the big blind. Then, you multiply the result by 100.
Any number that exceeds zero is considered to be a good one. It means that you’ve actually won more money than you’ve lost. If your winrate exceeds 5, it is a very decent result, which allows you to raise limits. If you’re winrate is more than 10, it is likely a result of an upstreak.
Due to dispersion, the real long-term winrate can only be calculated after a huge quantity of played games, with some saying this number is a hundred of thousands of draws.
If you play in limit variations of poker, the winrate can be calculated using the formula big bet/100, where a big bet equals two big blinds.
Some players see their winrate as a number of big blinds won per hour, or as the sum of money earned by playing 100 hands.
The winrate is determined by the following things:
Limits – the lower the limits are, the easier it is to win. However, it is tedious to play low limits trying to earn huge sums of money.
The number of tables – the more tables you play, the faster your winrate drops.
Your skill – is the key factor in the long run.