Yes I know that 50k is the minimum to have some confidence into how real your winrate is with SSS.

What I was wondering is, what if we look at our EV winnings instead of the money we actually did win, which lowers the variance in winrates in smaller sample sizes SIGNIFICANTLY, how many hands would we need then ?

I do realize that luck is still a factor in that how many good hands you get and what hands your opponents get, cause every time you get it in with kings vs aces you lose 60% of your stack in EV without making an actual mistake, but even then, the EV line is nowhere near as incosistant and swingy as the actual winnings line.

So, yes, for winrate, based on results you need 50k hands MINIMUM, what about if we look not on actual results, but at the results **IN EV** ?