View Full Version : If I play 50% of the hands, what is the expected loss?

Insp. Clue!So?
07-22-2003, 02:33 PM
For 50, 75 and 100% hands played, and assuming on the flop and beyond you play reasonably, what is the expected loss in terms of small bets? Just curious if anybody has any idea.

For example if I play the top 3/4 hands (75%) pre-flop in a 1/2 holdem game, and then play normally thereafter, would my avg. loss be 15 cents or thereabouts, or much more, or much less, or what? Any ideas appreciated.

07-22-2003, 04:06 PM
there are too many variables to put a number on your question, the most important being the number of players. For example, heads-up you wind up playing nearly 100% of the hands from the small blind, and 75% from the big blind.

If you are talking about a full table game of reasonably competent players, though, I would think that your 15 cent loss is vastly understated for a 75% strategy, especially when the better players start raising the majority of the hands you play.