This is a discussion on 2/5 Bankroll and dealer's advice? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; So last night I was playing at my local club 1/3 NLHE. Booked a win and brought my bankroll to over $7000. At my rate,
So last night I was playing at my local club 1/3 NLHE. Booked a win and brought my bankroll to over $7000. At my rate, I will be playing 2/5 shortly as I want to have about a $15k bankroll (yes I do have a job and work full time). Note:2/5 game is a $300 Min buy and un capped
However, I was chit chatting with my reg dealer and let me in on the 2/5 game. He said, don't play it. Stick with 1/3 as it is more profitable. Also, the 2/5 game is just stupid as people buy in from anywhere to $5k to $16k. Game is crazy and you really need deep pockets. 1/3 game is $200 buy in and $300 max
That being said, kind of made think about it. Should I even take a shot at 2/5? Buy in for the min buy and try to get it in good? Or just stick with 1/3? Not familiar with the uncapped games either.
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Any cash game that does not have a maximum buyin enables a LAG player to steamroll you and it just takes 2 badbeats and you've lost 2x your buyin and will be on tilt.
Maximum buyins are key to bankroll management vs LAG players as when they get bigstacked this is certainly something that will make me want to leave a table.
8th October 2017, 6:02 AM
Poker at: Ignition
Originally Posted by bber45
Stick with 1/3 as it is more profitable. Also, the 2/5 game is just stupid as people buy in from anywhere to $5k to $16k. Game is crazy and you really need deep pockets.
Crazy games tend to increase both long-term profits and short-term variance.
You can't lose more than you bring to the table. No one forces you to buy in again after you are felted. And they will still be glad to seat you at 1/3 after you play 2/5.
So try the 2/5 game for yourself. Buy in a few times and play like a nit. Then you can answer this question.
8th October 2017, 6:11 AM
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Buy in for about about 300 blinds and see what I can do. Hate the fact that I have to play like a nit but that is the right strategy when the whole table is going crazy. I can imagine the variance going high and the swings. Hence have a 15k bankroll for 2/5
thanks for the tips
12th October 2017, 1:19 AM
Eventually you will want to take shots at the 2/5 when the game is good.
Yesterday, 2:03 PM
Aaron Soto 
Online Poker at: Bovada
Game: NL HOLDEM
re: Poker & 2/5 Bankroll and dealer's advice?
You have a 7,000$ BR but you want to Buy-in to a game where player's consistently Buy-in for 5k to 16k lol. Come on man really?. And what a stupid game. Uncapped how terrible. Go to California 2/5 games are 200min-500max even the 5/10 is 500min-1500max.
Yesterday, 8:36 PM
mtl mile end 
Poker at: Pokerstars
Originally Posted by bber45
Note:2/5 game is a $300 Min buy and un capped
Where do you play? What are the largest stakes available? Is there not a capped 2/5 game?