The variance in statistics can be defined as an index based on the deviation of the arithmetic mean.
If we translate this meaning in poker terms we can define as the change of our revenue compared to the expected value, I would like to specify that the expected value does not mean the red line holdem manager, because it shows only the change of winning or loss showdown, and it is only a small value indicative of everything that can be defined as a whole with the term “variance”.
This term is often abused by players to justify during periods in which there has been compliance with the pre-established expectations, or have not been able to maintain the standard of winning the previous months, believing in such a way that the reason for their failure depends to a great deal misfortune.
As the poker game mainly based on the probability, of course always be talking about win percentages, so any hand that we win or lose there is a fluctuation of performance compared to the final result that we got.
Most of the time we talk about variance in poker, you leave to imply that you are talking about negative variance, while very often when we are in a period of positive variance we do not notice even notice, and we attribute this to our ability to rush, or suffice to say that at that time the misfortune has left us in peace.
The majority of people who play poker you think of the unfortunate people, that if they had the good fortune of the other players at the table, they would surely winning players.
If you also think that until now have been more the bad beat you suffered strokes than in your favor is completely normal … or rather, the human mind much more easily remembers the losing streak against the lucky ones, the average ratio of perception is 3 to 1. So to give a fair trial to the incidence that bad luck in our game you have to consider this important factor. In addition, a hands rewiew session may help you locate the errors, allowing them to improve day by day.