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About CheckYourBets:
1. Why should I use CheckYourBets?
2. Does this site cost anything to use?
3. Will this site require a subscription in the future?
4. Can other people view my data?

Exporting and Importing Data:
5. Can I export (or backup) my data?
6. Can I import my old PokerCharts sessions?

Help using the site:
7. How can I enter deposits, withdrawals, and bonuses?
8. I'm entering new sessions but they don't appear on my sessions page.
9. How does the Start/End system work?
10. What is the difference between Table Hours and Real Hours?
11. What does 1.5 tables or 3.9 tables mean?
12. What is BB?
13. What is stdv (or standard deviation)?
14. What currency conversion rate is used?
15. Why do some of the graphs say that "imported sessions are not included"?
16. How can I "start over"?
17. I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?


about checkyourbets


1. Why should I use CheckYourBets?

It's free, it's easy to use, and it's powerful. See our homepage for more info. Also take a look at our Comparison Chart to see how CheckYourBets stacks up to the competition.

2. Does this site cost anything to use?

This site is free. There is no subscription fee.

3. Will this site require a subscription in the future?

No.

4. Can other people view my data?

Only those users that ask us to share their data will have their data displayed to their friends. Also, you must approve anyone who requests to be your friend.

Those users who chose the private option will not have their data displayed to anyone else. If you chose that option, we will only show your data to YOU.

You can change your privacy preferences under Your Profile. (You were also asked to provide your privacy preferences when you signed up)


exporting and importing data


5. Can I export (or backup) my data?

Yes, you can export your sessions at any time, under Your Account. When you click on Export Data, your browser will download a CSV file that can be opened in Microsoft Excel or any spreadsheet application.

6. Can I import my old PokerCharts sessions?

You can transfer your old PokerCharts sessions to CheckYourBets using the Import Data page. You must have your PokerCharts CSV file ready. You can get this file by going to your profile on pokercharts, clicking the Export Data button, and then downloading your exported CSV file.


help using the site


7. How can I enter deposits, withdrawals, and bonuses?

CheckYourBets is designed to measure your in-game performance, but unfortunately, you cannot track bankroll events at this time. There are no plans to add this functionality.

8. I'm entering new sessions but they don't appear on my sessions page.

Check the date and time on your computer's clock. If for some reason you've adjusted your clock, the sessions you input may not appear at the "correct" time. We use the time on your computer instead of ours because of time zones.

9. How does the Start/End system work?

When you start a new table, you click on Record Start of Table and enter the location and game type. The time and date are automatically recorded. When you finish the table, you click Record End of Table and select the table you want to end. The time and date are automatically recorded again.

For example, let's say you want to play from 11:00 to 12:00. At 11:00, you click Record Start and you being playing poker. Then, at 12:00, you stop playing poker and click Record End.

This method saves you time since you won't have to input times or dates. If you prefer to enter your data the old-fashioned way, by entering times manually, just choose the Record Both option.

If you play multiple tables, you can record each table as a separate session. Check Your Bets will automatically detect the overlaps between your sessions and take that into account when calculating your statistics.

10. What is the difference between Table Hours and Real Hours?

Table hours counts your time at different tables separately. If you play an hour at two tables, it would be counted as one table hour for each table (so two table hours total).

Real hours counts an hour at two tables as half an hour at each table (so one real hour total). This way when you add up the "Real Hours" column you will get the correct answer for how much actual time you have spent playing poker.

Your sessions do not have to match in time exactly for this to work. We take into account overlapping sessions when we make these calculations.

11. What does 1.5 tables or 3.9 tables mean?

The average number of tables for a given session is defined as table hours divided by real hours. For example, if you play one table from 10:00 to 12:00 (Session A) and another table from 11:00 to 12:00 (Session B), your average number of tables for Session A will be 3 table hours divided by 2 real hours, or 1.5 tables. CheckYourBets will chart your performance against this metric if you select '# of Tables' under My Charts.

12. What is BB?

BB is short for Big Bet

13. What is stdv (or standard deviation)?

Short Answer:
Basically it is a measure of variance. The bigger the stdv, the bigger your swings are.

Long Answer:
If you assume that your performance is normal (looks like a bell curve) then, 68% of your samples will fall within one standard deviation of the mean. About 95% will be within two standard deviations of the mean. For example, if your average hourly rate is +$10 and your standard deviation is ±$50, then 68% of your hours will be between -$40 and +$60 . Please Note: the stdv value in the charts is only an estimate of your "true" standard deviation. The more sessions you have, the more accurate this estimate should be. I use a weighted standard deviation, which means I take into account the length of the sessions when I calculate standard deviation. Also, as with all the statistics generated on this website, your past performance is NOT a guarantee of future performance. Future performance can be affected by other factors, including, but not limited to, changes in your playing style and that of your opponents.

14. What currency conversion rate is used?

We use the New York spot market rate. This should only be used as an approximation, as it is not going to be the same rate offered by the poker rooms. The U.S. Dollar is used as the home currency because most poker rooms use the U.S. Dollar as the home currency.

15. Why do some of the graphs say that "imported sessions are not included"?

Some of the graphs will show you how you perform under various multi-table conditions. PokerCharts currently does not support "true" multi-table data input (as of Mar. 1, 2005), so it wouldn't make sense to include PokerCharts data in these graphs. For example, PokerCharts does not record the number of tables you were playing in a session beyond "Single" or "Multiple". So it wouldn't make sense to include this data when graphing # of tables vs. hourly profit.

However, most of the charts and graphs will include imported data as well as regular data.

16. How can I "start over"?

You can delete an individual session if you made a mistake entering it, but there is no mechanism for users to clear all data. You can, however, sign up for as many accounts as you like.

17. I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I ask?

Send us your question on our feedback page



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