My last bonus chase. I've played ~9k hands on FL 0.5/1 6max tables on Microgaming network. The bonus requirement was 10 raked hands / $1.
Bonus cleared: $350 Rake paid: ~$250 MGR: $340
This is ~100% rakeback equivalent (missing few hundred hands). I've also earned another $40 in their last months race (played only half a month), another $49 in weekly race ( won an MP3 player but they gave me cash) and I'm due another $20 in this months race. That's another $109 for a total of $459 in bonus and ~135% dealt rakeback equivalent.
Some stats: -hands played: 8683 -pocket pairs dealt: 483 -flopped sets or better: 38 -expected: 57
-saw flop with pocket pairs: 347 -flopped sets or better: 29 -expected: 41 (12 below expectation) -flopped something with 22,33,44,55: 1/59
According to these stats only, I was running awful yet I lost only 57 BB's or -0.66 BB/100. Not a great result but when compared to other regulars, it's not bad at all considering how much money I threw away while playing bad due to frustration.
There are 15 (without me) players with more than 500 hands in my PT database. Most of them have good preflop stats, 26/19, 27/21 or something like that but only 2 are winning. One of them is my friend Perisa who is losing overall while chasing his bonus but he won 15 BBs in 1025 hands we played on same tables. Another one is a 22/18 regular who has 64% won@SD and 52% won when seen flop so I guess he is on a heater or something. Only 1 more player is losing less than 1 BB/100.
The overall playing standard on these tables is awful. Almost all regulars are spewtards or weak TAG's and have huge leaks both preflop and postflop. I guess I will stay on this network as long as I can find easy bonuses like this one.