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Old 11-30-2007, 05:17 PM
All in Che All in Che is offline
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Default Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

Hello all,

I am trying to find out which came has the most?

Omaha or O/8

7 Card Stud or 7CS/8

No limit holdem or Limit Holdem

can any 1 tell which and why is that the case?


p.s I been trying 7 Card Stud and its pretty fun also easier with much bigger pots than holdem or omaha, why isn't popular though?

thanks
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:20 PM
SellingtheDrama SellingtheDrama is offline
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Default Re: Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

It's not popular because holdem (specifically NL) is the game on TV. People want to play the TV game.

IMO the split pot games have the least varience of any, for just that reason.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

PLO8 has the highest variance... because equity swings are so huge that the nuts on the flop can turn into a huge underdog on the turn...

Limit hold'em has got some pretty huge variance too, compared to long-term winrates of winning players.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

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PLO8 has the highest variance... because equity swings are so huge that the nuts on the flop can turn into a huge underdog on the turn...

Limit hold'em has got some pretty huge variance too, compared to long-term winrates of winning players.

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so limit holdem has much less variance than PL Omaha Hi?


also is it worth it to study and master 7 card stud or should I just stick with limit holdem?
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

imho -- it's good to learn/master all games...

although -- long term -- i think the most consistant
money is to be made at NL holdem, but just because
that's where the general public comes to play.

good players tend to gravitate towards the obscure games.

least variance, imho, stud 8.

in order, games i've played:

stud 8 - FL
holdem - NL
O8 - PL
stud - FL
razz - FL
O8 - FL
holdem - FL
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

I would think HU NLHE has the most variance.

You can't wait around for great hands and are often felting with draws, tp, etc.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: Which game has the most variance swings?? top 3

You can probably find a mathematically correct answer in the Probability forum.

It's not the answer to your question, but the best way to AVOID variance swings is to become really, really good at your game. ie. make your edge as huge as possible.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:19 AM
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good players tend to gravitate towards the obscure games.

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no need to worry about that in razz
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