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Good sample size

  • 8 replies
    • Silicernium
      Silicernium
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      Joined: 22.12.2009 Posts: 3,203
      Hallo!

      I think, after 100k CG hands you can have a first impression if you are a winner or a looser. But you need much more hands to have a real sample size to know your winrate.
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      hey guys,

      moving this to the beginners questions forum board. :)

      i've heard numbers from 20k hands to 100k hands :) i guess it goes from rough idea, to a more accurate picture the higher you get.

      smiles,
      wendy
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,117
      OBVS it depends what format you play, here is a pretty solid guide line for you:

      FR = 20,000 hands

      SH = 60,000 hands

      HU = 120,00 hands
    • Silicernium
      Silicernium
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      Joined: 22.12.2009 Posts: 3,203
      Originally posted by PocketAcesJohn
      OBVS it depends what format you play, here is a pretty solid guide line for you:

      FR = 20,000 hands

      SH = 60,000 hands

      HU = 120,00 hands
      Hallo!

      Let us have an excample for your FR samplesize.

      You are “crushing” your limit with 1,5bb/100 on 20k hands. This means, you have won 300BB overall.
      Now you are starting a new session and you will loose the first 4 All ins. 400BB lost!
      You are looking inside your HM, PT or Elephant and you will see: I AM A LOOSING PLAYER!!! ;(
    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,765
      Hey SharkySmurf,

      I personally like to reflect how i'm doing at a Limit on a minimum of 50k Hands.

      As Silicernium explained, you could easily run bad for a couple of hours and lose several BI's which could effectively turn you from a Profit into a Loss on a small volume of hands.
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,117
      Originally posted by Silicernium
      Originally posted by PocketAcesJohn
      OBVS it depends what format you play, here is a pretty solid guide line for you:

      FR = 20,000 hands

      SH = 60,000 hands

      HU = 120,00 hands
      Hallo!

      Let us have an excample for your FR samplesize.

      You are “crushing” your limit with 1,5bb/100 on 20k hands. This means, you have won 300BB overall.
      Now you are starting a new session and you will loose the first 4 All ins. 400BB lost!
      You are looking inside your HM, PT or Elephant and you will see: I AM A LOOSING PLAYER!!! ;(
      1.5bb/100 (0.75BB/100) is clearly breakeven...
    • SharkySmurf
      SharkySmurf
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      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 114
      Thanks for the replies guys, and sorry about it being wrong forum! will aim for 50k hands for now :D
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      as you can see, there's no really hard and fast rule here :)
      everyone has their own thing. but at least you got some idea hopefully :D