THE SAFETY (CASH GAME) GUIDE
— how many things would have to go wrong in order for this roster to fall apart?
in order to minimize variance in cash games, you want this number to be as high as possible; in other words :: in tourneys, where "first place" is what you're chasing, a smaller number of things you need to go right indicates a roster that could crash and burn more easily, but that also has a clearer shot at a huge day (as one correct spot blowing up could boost four or five spots on your roster at once . . .