A few months ago one of the readers of this blog contacted me about some of the struggles he was having at 2NL. The reader was kind enough to send me his hand histories and agree for me to turn my analysis of his play into a detailed blog post. In this post I’ve done a full statistical analysis of a sample size of close to 50k hands at 2NL. I’ve decided to protect the identity of the reader, even though he agreed for me to publish his FullTilt username.
One of the challengers of doing a statistical analysis on a sample of poker hands is that there are hundreds of directions you can go in. In order to simplify the process for myself and for you as the reader I’ve broken down the entire analysis into a number of questions which can help us understand where the hero can improve his game. Among these questions there is also a hierarchy so I’ve color coded the questions which have the most impact on a micro poker players bottom line. If you are new to poker stats then you should start with the questions highlighted in red.