I would guess that i get rivered less than most people, but this comes at the expense of missing out on some value. I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing, at least not in an MTT context.
Does this reduce variance? I dunno.
I do know that I don’t limp nearly as much as most of the people I see, and probably play less hands too, so it could be a table image thing. I generally play pretty aggressively and bet more to protect vulnerable hands, so this is probably a contributing factor.
I would probably be closer to 75/25 if I played ring games because I would be less sensitive to variance and more geared towards extracting value. Tournament poker is a different beast, and whatever I am doing seems to be working in the medium MTT world where I live.
Maybe some of the higher ranked accountants will weigh in and shed some light on this.