re: Poker & Looking at Win Rates
Originally Posted by Jagsti
Well if I told you players can 50k hand break even streches, then that may give you some indication that taking a 5 or 10k hand sample might not be enough to judge whether or not your beating it.
It's difficult to give a hand figure, but I would say most players would look to have a 20k+ figure to give some sort of relevance. For me I would be looking at 100k hands tbh.
long break even stretches are somewhat dependent on stakes however. a good player should never have a break even stretch of that long at low stakes like NL25/50/even 100, because your edge at those stakes is substantially higher than at something like NL1k or NL10k. Even if you run like crap at lower stakes, there always tend to be plenty of players willing to stack off in stupid situations. When your edge is much smaller, the negative variance is much harder to overcome, because you don't have alot of players spewing money everywhere.
That said, 10k at a minimum but i think you need at least 20k to have somewhat of an idea. You probably need 50k+ to have an accurate BB/100.