live game variance
How do you guys deal with live variance? How often do you see a guy post his winnings/losses after 5k hands on here, and we say "5k hands is nothing, it could all be variance"? But to play 5k hands live, would be something like 150-200 hours, when even one tabling it would only be 40-60 online.
When I play live, I feel like my edge is higher than online, due to tells
and worse play, but it seems like it takes so much more time for that edge to show, it just seems like soooo many hours to get any idea what kind of player you are live. Does the extra edge of tells/worse play/more attention to each player make this less of an issue, by increasing our winrate anyway? or is it just something that we deal with when we play live?
(for the record, I enjoy live more than online, although online poker and cardschat have made my game 100x better than the same amount of live time would have)