# How do you deal with variance?

#### Sabrina Mix

##### Enthusiast
Silver Level
how to deal with game variance?

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#### Germanets

##### Enthusiast
Silver Level
You need to find you own balance, that's it)
And, of course, you can study probability theory, or just find a few lessons on youtube, that will help you to understand - you can loose for hundred times, but statistically with good strategy - you will win more than loose in infinity attempts)

#### Roller

##### Legend
Platinum Level
You can't really deal with variance, all you can do is have proper bankroll management and continue to play well. Remove emotions from your game and strive to continually put yourself in winning situations and always work on your game both at the tables and off.

#### Sabrina Mix

##### Enthusiast
Silver Level
You need to find you own balance, that's it)
And, of course, you can study probability theory, or just find a few lessons on youtube, that will help you to understand - you can loose for hundred times, but statistically with good strategy - you will win more than loose in infinity attempts)
thanks for the tip

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#### puzzlefish

##### Legend
Loyaler
Play more games. More at the same time and/or more overall. Larger volume addresses game variance.

#### Sabrina Mix

##### Enthusiast
Silver Level
You can't really deal with variance, all you can do is have proper bankroll management and continue to play well. Remove emotions from your game and strive to continually put yourself in winning situations and always work on your game both at the tables and off.
thanks for the tip

#### Sabrina Mix

##### Enthusiast
Silver Level
Play more games. More at the same time and/or more overall. Larger volume addresses game variance.
yes increases the volume balances the variation

#### freddydr87

##### League Champion
Bronze Level
Have a good bankroll management and forget about variance,it doesnt exist in the long run

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#### bellicoso

##### Visionary
Silver Level
how to deal with game variance?

Usually by yelling a bunch of expletives at my laptop and slamming my fists down on my desk...

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#### fundiver199

##### Legend
Loyaler
Usually by yelling a bunch of expletives at my laptop and slamming my fists down on my desk...

There is plenty of inspiration on how to deal with variance on Youtube. Thy searching "Phil Helmuth on tilt"

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#### 1nsomn1a

##### Visionary
Silver Level
The variance of the game can't be controlled or predicted, you can only reduce its impact on your bankroll. To do this, have at least 100 bytes in reserve for your limit, and you can also avoid playing too large pots, winning and losing a little at a time. But the most correct option is just to play the right game and make the right decisions no matter what, everything will come back to you at a distance.

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##### Rock Star
Silver Level
With a surfboard.

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##### Visionary
Platinum Level
It's to concentrate and not to play only cash game so much.

If You play for about 5 hours, do a tournament spare time.

#### thatguy6793

##### Legend
Silver Level
It's to concentrate and not to play only cash game so much.

If You play for about 5 hours, do a tournament spare time.

Tournaments tend to have a lot more variance if I remember correctly, might not want to go to that if you're struggling with variance. With cash games you get to stay at one hand and with the same stack size a lot more so you can often see a spot multiple times in a long session, that tens to lead to reduced variance in the long run

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#### xexeu

##### Rock Star
Bronze Level
Well when the variance starts to bother me, within my limits of screens I take a day out of the week to review my moves

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#### alien666dj

##### Legend
Silver Level
You need to accept variance as part of the game, something you can't do without. Let go of all your thoughts before playing. Get in one flow with yourself and just do what you have to.

#### akmost

##### Rising Star
Loyaler
I have encountered so many bad beats and they don't affect me anymore. I also never forget that I have coolered so many opponents so everything's fine!

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#### Majari_

##### Rock Star
Silver Level
As other said, you need to accept that bad beats happen all the time and use proper bankroll management so that you don't bust when variance is kicking your ass.

#### TerryBLE

##### Legend
Platinum Level
Understand that this is part of the set :driver:Victory - Defeat - Variance - Victory (there are 2 wins here because it's a profitable player chart)

#### Einer777

##### Rock Star
Silver Level
The variance is dealt with with study volume and a little rest.

#### KozakAlex

##### Visionary
Bronze Level
how to deal with game variance?

I don't recommend treating real depression yourself. If the problem is in the game, then you should stop playing for a while or not take any money losses seriously. Lost and okay. So it's easier to make money.

#### TeUnit

##### Legend
Loyaler
One way to handle negative variance is to review your hands and make sure that you are not making mistakes. If you find leaks- fix them, and if you do not- get back to work.

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#### mara2259

##### Visionary
Bronze Level
When I'm depressed, I try not to play poker. Studying poker theory or playing tennis. If depression occurs during the game, there is no need to fight it because the game itself ends very quickly. Especially when the situation does not develop logically or fortune throws the villain several necessary cards (four on a straight or flush)

#### Andrei Korolev

##### Legend
Silver Level
I lose everything and leave the room for a couple of days...