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hands needed vs unknown to turn profit?

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  • hands needed vs unknown to turn profit?

    how many would u need on average? heads-up for instance. if you keep making better decisions, and he keeps making worst of it, at what hand number would it start to converge?

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    • #3
      It is very hard to answer this question.

      If you are making the correct plays vs a player that plays badly then you could start making a profit from the first hand, but you could also get a run of a few thousand hands that you play correct but do not win.

      You can get all the money in with a 80% chance of winning 20 times and not win a pot if your running bad, but you could also win all 20 if your running hot.

      Many winning players can go months with out having a winning month to show for it.

      If you are making the correct plays you should make money in the long run tho, this could be 50,000+ hands


      • #4
        About 350.

        To be serious, it depends on how big your edge is. It starts converging on hand #1, but it could take well over 1000 hands before a skill advantage results in net profit, and that's in a HU game where you're playing nearly every hand. In 6-max or full ring, you'd need to be dealt many thousands of hands to be able to say with 90% confidence that you're better than someone else, based on the profit.
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