re: Poker & Bankroll
There is no easy and safe way to make money fast.
Originally Posted by the 323
ima start again but what kind of games should i play so i can make money faster
If you are a winning player and play within your bankroll, you will, eventually, increase your bankroll. If you do it properly, it tends to be relatively slow progress.
I like 9-person SNGs because 1/3 of the players are ITM, and therefore these are easier to cash in. Much easier. Once you have figured out how to play them effectively.
I also like satellite tourneys that pay out 20% or better, as, again, these are easier to cash in. The you use the T$ to play others and build up a T$ bankroll. Once you have a nice T$ bankroll, play a tourney here and there at a higher buyin than you might otherwise.
Most MTTs and large SNGs pay out for the top 10%, with a relatively small amount for a borderline cash, so unless you are fairly consistent at getting very far (and I rather doubt that many are all that consistent at making final tables where most of the money is) these are more of a long shot. Of course, if you can make a final table at a big MTT (like the Daily Dollar), it will be well worth your while. But when you balance out the number of times you have to play it to make it far (if you can) and the hours that will go into this...
Some MTTs and most public freerolls pay out far less than 10%. Some only pay out 1%. These are murder to cash in and, IMO, not an effective use of time unless you have nothing in your bankroll. Play for 7 hours to make $15. Ugh. Of course, winning one or two of these can be a confidence booster, and confidence is a good thing. Cardschat freerolls are better, both in money and in quality of play.
Cash tables, game of your choice, at the proper BRM level, are another way to increase your bankroll, assuming you don't run into a long downswing. Assuming you are a consistently good player. It's not necessarily fast, and will involve a bit of the old up and down, but can add up nicely. Safer are limit games (less variance.) More profit potential at NL and PL. PLO has the greatest variance, and is often the most profitable, if you catch a little luck to go with skill. NL and PL have greater swings -- you can easily lose a buyin in one hand. In limit games, that's really hard to do -- but it takes longer to double up, too.
If you want to make money fast and not safely, then play a larger tourney for bigger bucks and make the final table. Needless to say, that's not really a plan. It's more wishful thinking. It's only a plan if you are really really good at getting very very far in MTTs -- as in you get very deep one in four times. (Note: this would be very unusual -- the best
online players are not ITM that much. That said, the best online tourney players get deep more often when they do cash.)
Or you could, if you want to play super-risky, sit down at a HU cash table with your whole bankroll and go for it. If you do that, be prepared to redeposit. A lot.
Bottom line is that there is no fast way to build a bankroll.
But there are plenty of fast ways to lose one.