This is a discussion on How can I reduce my variance? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; If I were to try to build a bankroll from nothing or from a small deposit like $20 or $30...
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You can't. Unless you can defeat the online algorithm which isn't truly random, then you will always run into more bad beats than in real life.
Couldnot agree more. Variance is not truly random.
If the variance put the statistic of the player in the formula. Thats mean bullshit. Random means purely from the card. Anyone know how the variance formula? If the playroom hidden it from the user. It means something is not right about the formula
This will sound silly.... the best way to lower variance is to get better. Picture the sharkscope graph of a player with a 1% ROI in SNGs and now picture the graph of a player with a 15% ROI in SNGs- now pretend you have to snow ski on one of the graphs. If you want a nice smooth (low variance) run you would probably go with the 15% ROI.
With this BR you should play $ 1 sit and go from 180 players, sit $ 1.50 ko 90p and 0.25c 90p. You can build a good BR in this grid of games.
I'd think even $1 games off a $20 BR would be aggressive if the goal is to reduce variance. If you're priority is not busting your BR I would stick to a ~%1 rule for SnGs or MTTs, so .25 games. On the other hand if you're not worried about having to reload and you can beat the games $1 games seem fine.
As other posters have noted 2nl full ring is a good option too as cash is lower variance than tournaments, but again only if you are overall making a profit off these games. 6 max tables are a little higher variance as you're playing more hands and in the bb more often, so again more $ if you can beat it, but higher variance.