Originally Posted by StandardDeviant
Well, not exactly. 9N0 would be the number of hands one would need play to play in order for 99.5% of all outcomes to be > 0. This does not guarantee that one's outcome will be around expectation, unless we define the word "around" pretty broadly. It does however say that after 9N0 hands, it would be pretty unlikely for a player to still be losing money.
However, I did not say "guarantee" and yes the word "around" is pretty broad. Where will most players outcomes be at 9NO? Most players will have results clustered around EV. We agree that most will be winning.
So if you go back to the original post and someone wondering about their luck or when they are due for a win. My response is to play to the long run NOs.
at 9NO fixed
most will be winning
many will be around expectation
Nothing wrong with clarification!