08-31-06 - 2

The correct amount of hands to play in poker seems to be around 1 per round. At a full 10-handed game that's 10% of hand. At a 6-max game that's 16.66% of hands. That's assuming no antes and difficult opponents. If your opponents are very bad you can profitably play more hands. Also if there are antes you should play slightly more hands. It funny to me when things like this work out so numerologically - "play 1 hand per round" - but of course it's just coincidence and rounding; any time you wind up with an answer in Physics that's like 3.1 some douche will think "wow, that's almost Pi, that's like cosmic, maybe it's related somehow and the answer really is Pi".

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