re: Poker & How many hands before we know that a strategy works?
Originally Posted by spfret
As I read more and more poker books, it seems that each offers yet another strategy on successful play. However, it's always hard for me to know whether the strategy really works or not, or only works in very limited circumstance. Obviously if I win or lose by using a strategy over a short period doesn't tell me anything because it could just be variance.
So my question is, does anyone have an idea of how many hands I have to play using a specific strategy (say small ball), before I can definitely say that the strategy doesn't work for the level that I'm playing in?
There is no one singular magic strategy that works at each level....you seem to be very much mistaken on this.
For instance, both longball and small ball can be highly effective at small stakes MTTs....although only with a good decision maker steering and making those marginal calls/.
It more about knowing how to actually play poker, read hands and intuitively understand the changes when dealing with different playewr types and stack depths than adhearing to one set rigid strategy like a bot all day.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but youll have to actually carry on thinking analytically even after buying the Negreanu book or whatever.