The Mental Game: Variance in Poker

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Bogdan presents the freebie for this week with his theory style production concerning the mindset, and the mental game of poker as well as everyone's favourite: Variance. Bogdan will use various tools and methods available to him to showcase the concepts behind the effects of variance on us as poker players.


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Comments (45)

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  • EuanM


    Enjoy the freebie focusing on Variance, and the mental game involved in poker, with our No-Limit expert BogdanPS!

    Your thoughts & feedback are welcomed as always!
  • Gilder1987


    good video!!
  • twi57ed


    Great! Thank you for the video!..Needed that lol ;)
  • sido222


    very good thx
  • flea1


    thx man! good video
  • DannyJQ


    great video, thanks!
  • duder1n0


    thank you, sounds like a great series! :)
  • BadeaCelRau


    Glad to see it's been translated :)
  • kacsa1st


    thx for the video!

    i wish i could play 5 million hand per month :) --> tilt would be forgotten :D
  • progPoquer


    Great vid!
  • Farmarchist


  • worldanizer


    conclusion: play more hands?
  • gadget51


    Somebody read my mind on this I think. Waited a while for something like this series and was just discussing it.

    Really great stuff is the norm from you of course.
  • 7h3r1pp4


    Great and interesting video. Really looking forward to the next! THX
  • onmybike


    nice one, is there also something about sit en go?
  • grrgrrbla


    this is a variance calculator for HU-SNGs, but I am sure that google will find you a calculator for 6max/9max SNGs as well.
  • Omarhawk


    Excellent -looking forward to the next vid.
  • EuanM


    Folks - just keep in mind, to get the best quality - take full advantage of the features offered by YouTube and click the cogwheel to adjust the quality to your requirements, for the best quality, select the highest option available.
  • drummerSHIN


    ''OMG my poker game sucks !''
    That's what I said last week lol
  • dawsuk


    Ye like it. Just what I needed!
  • MonaiPlox


    very nice
  • William340


    thought I posted a comment on here yesterday, but I don't see it.

    A great start to what should be a very interesting series.
    thanks, Bogdan!
  • Laci24


    really good video
  • Resilence


    Very nice video, got me thinking :)
  • bounce73


    Good analysis, funny thing is last night I lost 3 1/2 buy in and I played well ,but I couldn't get anything happening no matter what I did. At the end of the session I looked back at my game and of course out of frustration I probably made also some mistake, not too many, but overall I was happy on how I played and how I handled it. This morning I woke up check my email e found a link to this video and say to myself: "don't worry about yesterday and play a new session".
    Anyway I got most of my money back ,not all of it , but enough to make me feel better. So the moral is : accept variance and as long as you were happy with your game keep positive, motivated and you'll get there.
  • bounce73


    Sorry about the spelling mistakes but I am writing from my phone
  • MightyJaws


    Thank you. Illuminating and thought provoking.
  • bullettooth1


    just goes to show you shouldnt get bogged down with your short term results.

    i definately needed to see this video.
    thanks alot for that
  • Zanducu


    Great video , very helpfull . ty !
  • getdotacom


    Video doesn't work :(
  • ramborange


    "This Video has been removed" =/ could you guys upload it again?
  • pppppp555555


    still loosing
  • leandroLP


    I didn't understand nothing, but it's very great job.
  • SPeedFANat1c


    sick, if you win 1 bb/100, you can be loosing even after million hands. How should you feel positive after this? And if you play limits like NL1K its very likely that you will have this winrate at max I guess.
  • Flatline21


    great stuff


    brutal... great video!
  • Radowin


    merci.... foarte fain
  • RuiBouquet


    Isn't 80 bb/100 of standard deviation an exagerated number??
  • Ickki


    @#38: No, check your tracker. I have 102bb/100 standard deviation over 40k hands. This is 6max CG.
  • Ickki


    It seems like the variance calculator is down. Is there another site where you can plot this stuff?
  • BogdanPS


    @Ickki: you can google for this tool (ev++ variance calculator) and you can find some links across the web for the standalone application.
  • BogdanPS


    @Rui: No, 80 is actually pretty conservative. It really depends on how loose you play so someone from FR will have a smaller number than someone playing 6 max.
  • doomasta


    excellent video!
  • unshpe


    Can you make a simmilar video for SNGs/ MTTs ?
  • iSoOwnYou


    nice insight into variance thanks