This is a discussion on Auto top up within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I have seen a few people to recommend having the auto top up enabled to increase your effective stack size against deeper stacks on the
I have seen a few people to recommend having the auto top up enabled to increase your effective stack size against deeper stacks on the table but wondered what the general consensus is on this? Personally, I like to see how much I have lost and if I lose a buy-in, and feel it was because of a cooler rather than bad play, I would buy-in again. When the auto-top up is enabled, there's no way of easily knowing how down I am for that session - is this the right to think?
21st April 2017, 3:08 PM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
Yeah it is correct for pro players or even for stable players ..it can be dangerous for your bankroll if you play with emotions and when u are so tilted. I think first experience and then auto top up comes to the line
22nd April 2017, 10:29 PM
If I'm grinding seriously, I use auto top up. If not, I just top up when I feel like it.
22nd April 2017, 10:37 PM
Online Poker at: Bovada
re: Poker & Auto top up
I don't like auto top off. I like to know where I'm at in a session in terms of whether or not I lost a chunk due to a simple cooler or a bad play on my part. I top off as needed manually.
22nd April 2017, 11:03 PM
You ask for the general consensus of auto top up: It's basically because you want to be able to win as much as possible when you have a good hand.
Ex. You don't have auto top up enabled and get dealt AA when you have 27bb. You open, get 3bet, you 4bet all-in and get called by KK, your Aces hold up and you double up. Great! Or is it?
Cause if you think about the same scenario but you had 100bb effective stacks, you probably would've gotten it all-in in that situation as well, winning a lot more because you had bigger effective stacks.
Obviously it goes both ways, since you could very well have been the other guy, who lost his 100bb with KK against AA. But the principle is this: The deeper the effective stacks are, the more skilled player will have an advantage. So the shorter the stacks get, skill plays a smaller part in your game.
Ultimately why we want to have deep stacks is because that's where the skill comes in. If we can be at a table where we are the best player, we want as deep stacks as we can get. If we aren't the best player at the table, we should avoid as much as we can to play against the better players, or just leave the table in the first place and find some softer competition. So while playing deep stacked might not be very favourable for you at a certain table, it's still important to learn how to play with deep stacks, since it pretty much gives you the strongest base, and you will actually learn to play poker "for real".
Starting out in poker by playing cash games is a great idea. When you learn deep stacked poker from cash games, it's easy to make the transition to tournaments, since playing with shorter stacks is easier. But to go from long time tournament grinder to cash games can be a lot tougher.
If you want to keep track of your winnings and losses in a session you can get something like Holdem Manager or PokerTracker. I don't like looking how much I'm up or down mid session though. If I see I'm up a lot it makes me play more passively to try and protect my winnings, which isn't optimal.
So I would say use auto top up if you are looking to improve your game. It's going to be way better for you long term.
23rd April 2017, 10:21 AM
Online Poker at: poker stars
It depends on your stack on the table and the anmount of money you have in your bank roll !!
23rd April 2017, 10:36 AM
i hate it
23rd April 2017, 10:52 AM
re: Poker & Auto top up
Agree with Tricky123.
You should always have auto top up enabled, because you should be playing a game where you are +VE to win against the other players at your table and the bigger your stack, the more you can win, assuming the other players have stacks at or around the table max.
If the table dynamic has changed and the fish have been replaced with sharks, you should move table rather than play with less than a full buy in.
If your bankroll means you are playing with scared money, move down in stakes.