The supposed logic behind running it twice is such that you reduce variance. Thus with this logic, you would like to run it twice if you hv the upper hand.
If you are on the weaker hand, you would also want to run it twice as it gives you 1 more chance to hit the unlikely.

However, my personal preference dictate that i would choose to run it twice only with a weaker hand. Embrace the variance!!!

The ev of running it twice is exactly the same as the ev of not running it twice. The variance is simply reduced. Running it twice is therefore best no matter ahead or behind.

This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by csnmf: 31.03.2010 06:01.

Run it twice when you have a made hand, once when on a draw. If you have a draw if you hit it the first time you have less outs the second time or at worst 2 less outs.

EDIT: hmm actually dont know should probably do it mathmatically.

It is never a good idea to run it in even numbers (twice or four times) if you are ahead. If I am ahead, I would run it once or thrice. Chances are you will definitely win at least 2 out of 3 guaranteeing a profit from the hand. If once you risk getting sucked out.

Of course if you are behind, then run it twice (even numbers) because you are hoping for a chop pot. (even chop)

I often see comments online criticizing players running more than once. In my opinion, if the pot is significant to you, it is always best to reduce the variance.

Originally posted by simshi
It is never a good idea to run it in even numbers (twice or four times) if you are ahead. If I am ahead, I would run it once or thrice. Chances are you will definitely win at least 2 out of 3 guaranteeing a profit from the hand. If once you risk getting sucked out.

Of course if you are behind, then run it twice (even numbers) because you are hoping for a chop pot. (even chop)

I often see comments online criticizing players running more than once. In my opinion, if the pot is significant to you, it is always best to reduce the variance.

imo, with the upper hand, the more one run, the better. I def wont run it twice. Anything abv 3 i will consider! Lol