*Originally posted by adr0001*

I'm not a variance specialist but I saw some graphs from some players that play both NL and FL a couple of month ago, and the Standard Deviation from FL was lower than the SD from NL. There are different opinions on who has higher variance, NL or FL, but I think NL is the higher variance game.

You missed the point apparently ^^

let's say you have $7k and you can play NL SH 200 or FL SH 5/10:

- standard deviation in FL SH is about 17BB/100 = $170

- standard deviation in NL is about 44BB/100 (22/18 TAG) = $176

So, SD is more or less the same or, at least, very similar, but the problem is in swings which happens on FL SH... Your edge is MUCH smaller here, so you can expect much higher and deeper swings than in NL.

Variance depends on SD & WR - dont forget that