5 Best Countries in HU NL

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 by Gugel in Data Analysis

41.38% of Russians are winners at HU NL

Russia has the Best HU NL Players

In my previous post, I talked about the 5 countries that have the worst HU NL players.  Now, as promised, here are the 5 countries with the best heads up players. (At this point, I figured Id just share the whole list).  Congrats to you Russians.  You are the best HU NL players.

Personally, Im really surprised that Americans are so far down the list.  I thought wed be high up since we invented the game

Again, this data is from PokerTableRatings.com which looked at Full Tilt players that played over 1,000 hands in 2010.

Country % of Winning Players
Russia 41.38%
Hungary 40.59%
Finland 38.70%
Norway 36.57%
Brazil 36.29%
Netherlands 34.96%
Sweden 33.90%
United Kingdom 32.96%
Germany 31.59%
Canada 31.39%
USA 30.94%
Denmark 30.30%
Austria 29.80%
Australia 29.38%
Belgium 28.66%
Spain 27.40%
France 23.59%
Israel 23.21%
Italy 19.59%
Switzerland 17.84%


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3 Responses to 5 Best Countries in HU NL

  1. Gugel

    14. Apr, 2010

    PTR only looked at countries with 100 or more players. Each player needed to have played 1000+ hands in 2010.

    So for example, Botswana had only 1 player that met the criteria. He also happened to be a winner in the game.

    Itd be a little ridiculous to say 100% of Botswana players are winners so it was excluded.

  2. Gugel

    14. Apr, 2010

    Also, a person making 0.01BB/100 is considered a winner and a person making -0.01BB/100 is considered a loser.

  3. imba

    20. Apr, 2010

    Its cuz 99% of Russian bumhunters.