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The Poker Player’s Manifesto — Part XIV: Variance II

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Mar 04, 2015

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Now that we’re friends with variance after our last discussion on the topic in Part 13 of The Poker Player’s Manifesto last issue, enough time has passed that we’re pretty sick of our new friend. Completely disloyal, we often think that even though our friend variance enables our ability to win at poker in the long term, the jerk also enables us to lose in the long term. He’s like that train wreck of a friend that you’ve known since you were a kid and love to death, but he certainly makes you dislike him in moments. After years of understanding my friend and those moments, I understand that being a train wreck is simply part of his personality and I can choose to be his friend and accept him for who he is or stop being friends with him. I still like my friend, so I will take the ...


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