Originally Posted by henholland
SD is always around 18-21 or so for 6max LHE while the winrate is a variable.
My SD has never been above 17, although I'll quickly concede that I'm not in some of your guy's league and don't push some of the smaller edges you do.
Even so, I find it interesting that SD could be as small of a factor in downswings as you're making it out. Small winners need a much larger bankroll than a significant winner precisely because of SD. Am I incorrect on that? Why else would you need a larger br if not for larger downswings?
When I 8 table small stakes I need at least 1000 big bets and probably another 300 just to be safe. It's nothing for me to swing +100 big bets in a single session. In fact, it's rare that I don't. When I 3-4 table higher stakes, I don't need anywhere near that much. If I 1 tabled, I'd feel very safe with a 500 br overall and I don't think I've ever slid even 100 big bets in a single session.
So yeah. Obviously I'm confused. I always thought this was because I have much less edge when 8-tabling low limits than I do playing just a few tables of higher limit. I could be wrong. I've been playing online seriously since the beginning of the year and I STILL don't know what limits or how many tables is optimal for me.