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Postby so0perspam » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:01 am

Offer up advice.
Cash games and sit-and-go's are the topics at hand here.



Cash games:
My general rule of thumb is 200-300x BB should be your bankroll in comparison to the limit you are playing at. I'd go 200 for the lower stakes and 300 for higher stakes since the swings can be much worse as the stakes move up. So for example a .50/$1 limit player should have a bankroll around $200 and a $3/$6 limit player should have a bankroll around $1800. For NL you should sit at a table with at least 75x the BB. I usually sit at a table with 100x the BB so in a $2/$4 game I'll sit at the table with $400.


SNG's:
SNG's are tricky. A good player can usually finish in the money, but you get the occasional donk or two buying in and you can find yourself out on bad beats often. I'd say the buy-in should be somewhere around 1/15th or 1/20th of your bankroll.
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:13 am

I'd have to agree on both accounts.

What I will add is about playing for fun, normally at the micro limits. Online, that's where I've played in the past...I just see it as a hobby, so I'll deposit 100 bucks, and won't worry about it if I play a 10 dollar tournament or the like, as I'll simply buy back in. But I suppose that isn't technically bankroll management....

But I definitely agree on both accounts as far as serious management goes. Bottom line...only gamble what you can afford to lose. ;-D
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:28 am

I apologize for the triple post, there was a problem with the site around 4AM EST (at least for me, perhaps the problem was on my end) and I triple posted. Feel free to delete all waste. Thanks.
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Postby Madison » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:49 am

pokerplaya wrote:I apologize for the triple post, there was a problem with the site around 4AM EST (at least for me, perhaps the problem was on my end) and I triple posted. Feel free to delete all waste. Thanks.


Actually I show the posts coming in at 4:13 AM Central time. That's when backups run, so the site runs a little slow at that time. We're working on speeding up that process though. ;-D
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:56 am

Madison wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:I apologize for the triple post, there was a problem with the site around 4AM EST (at least for me, perhaps the problem was on my end) and I triple posted. Feel free to delete all waste. Thanks.


Actually I show the posts coming in at 4:13 AM Central time. That's when backups run, so the site runs a little slow at that time. We're working on speeding up that process though. ;-D


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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:16 pm

Everything I've read and my own experiences back up what you've posted. ;-D
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