Originally Posted by Katie Kards
Deposited $15 on pokerstars, and am going to play limit cash games. Should I play .02/.04 or .05/.10? Clearly it would be better bankroll management to play the former, but at that level is it even worth playing?
Also when do limit cash games start getting good? (In terms of skill and all that)
Almost everybody except aliengenius jumped on what NL games/tournaments you should play and you clearly said limit cash
I have found that the very lowest level at any site has the very new players and variance is huge. However, the very minimum recommended bankroll for .05/.10 is $20. I started at these lowest limits with free $5 and built my bankroll to something in the low numbers ($20-$30) while improving my game. At that point, I bit the bullet and actually deposited $200. With that start, I played .10/.25 and .25/.50 while practicing bankroll management. I had written down how much bankroll I needed to play each level and stuck to it. Eventually, I built up to being able to play $2/$4 (or 1/2 pound/euro when I could play those rooms).
After getting above the first level at a site, there is not a huge difference in the skill level in my opinion. If you can profit at .10/.25 you can profit from 2/4. You must, however, have the bankroll to cover variance whatever level you play and drop down if you must according to the plan you select/devise.