This is a discussion on Opinion on running it once, twice, three times within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Sportsbetting cash games (and maybe other sites I dont know about) allow you to run it up to three times once you get all in
Sportsbetting cash games (and maybe other sites I dont know about) allow you to run it up to three times once you get all in and are called. Wondering what your opinions are on how many times you should choose to run it. I got in a situation last night where I had AA vs KK and the flop was where we got all in (I only called a 4 bet pre instead of 5 betting because I was pretty sure villain had QQ or KK and thought they could fold QQ). The flop was all low cards, I was way ahead and I rejected running it 3 times and opted for once and won the hand. In that scenario as a variance reducer should I run it 3 times? Should I just take the massive equity there and run it once? Interested in thoughts about how many times you think it should be run from a strategic perspective when you are ahead, close to even money, and way behind in the hand. Thanks in advance for your input and thoughts.
generally by choosing run it twice/three times you win same amount of money in long run. Your ev from hands stay same. But it helps you to reduce variance. So even if you have 99% it's ok to run it twice and don't tilt when you lose : P
I like running it twice, as just stated, to reduce variance. You get the pot split in the long run in races and usually win both when way ahead. Although it does sting when opponent hits both runs on you.
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Actually if you think you are ahead on the flop, I suggest running only once. If you are close to 50% I also suggest only once. Generally you could run it up to 3 times with a draw that in the worst case, you think you are 3 to 1 against.
Bad players should never run it more than once, because reducing variance helps the more skillful players.
Good players should always try to run it 100 times if possible, to reduce variance down to nothing, then our skills can govern fully over our weaker opponents.
Of course, most "bad" player consider themselves to be good players, that's the fly in the ointment, but in general this is how "running it twice" should be viewed... never accept the offer to run it more than once unless you feel your opponent is weaker at the game than you are.
re: Poker & Opinion on running it once, twice, three times
As long as the site doesn't increase rake for more runouts, our long term EV is exactly the same whether we run it 1 time or 10 times. Depends on your tolerance for variance. I would recommend being consistent though just to keep it simple, and would advise you pick the same number of runs every time and you wont ever have to think about this in game.