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Old 12-31-2005, 12:49 PM
gumpzilla gumpzilla is offline
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Default Re: Pure Heads Up Poker-The Sweet Science


I hate to break it to you but you're wrong. Do you see why?

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I'll pile on here, but I'll explain briefly, so I think it's a fair trade. The standard deviation for an HU SNG is going to be on the order of 1 buyin - if you're winning 50% and losing 50% for 2 and 0 buyins, that's an average of 1 buyin, and then you have 2 possible scenarios, both of which involve a distance of 1 from the average. The standard deviation for a conventionally structured SNG is widely accepted to be somewhere between 1.5-2.0 buyins. So the standard deviation is lower for the HU game, suggesting your performance will be closer to average and thus less variable.
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