Originally Posted by dallam
18 BB means that if there's no ante you could have 18 rounds when you are a big blind.
But you must be a small blind, which is half of the bb so it means that U are gonna be there for 6,666 (BB+SB) rounds.
If 9 players are at your table, you can see 6,66x9 hands = 60 hands
I think this could be a nice example, why you can be patient and not to push over the first hand that looking good or acceptable.


You have more than 60 hands.
If it costs you 1.5BB/orbit, you can simply divide 18 by 1.5 to calculate how many orbits you have remaining. In this case 18/1.5 = 12 orbits remaining.
If it's 9 handed, just multiply the remaining orbits by the 9 players at the table and you get 108 hands remaining.
This is a bit silly, because we know you wouldn't just fold yourself out and the blinds will increase before you see 108 more hands, but I just wanted to clarify your math.
Thanks!
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