Originally Posted by LaserCats
Disagree with Jscoop... all hands are scary when fishy boy is shoving his 40% hand in ur face all day and your BR is not that flush/deep. It doesn't take too many 70% hands to bust out deepstacked to be on your way to carbon fun steo ville. Variance can last a month EZ. Cant tell you how many times I cashed out on Absolute down to $50 bucks then had to drop down to limit to make sure i didnt have to deposit as variance took $40 on .02 tables NLH. Play 100bb and be able to call down donks all in comfortably. you wait for the perfect hand (and blow $5 waiting) and then dummt hits runner runner your toast for $10 in 2 hours. happens 3x in a day, week, and your micro stack could be toasty.
No, no, no. Theoretically, variance can have you running below expectation for a long time. In practice, it doesn't happen at 2NL because there are always players who simply give away money. So if you're half-decent, it's pretty unlikely that you'll have long losing streaks.
IMO, dropping down instead of depositing when, as implied, you have money you could deposit, is an example of counter-productive BR micro-management. I have one roll. The amounts I have on different sites are not separate rolls. They are all part of my single roll, which also includes the money in my e-wallet plus any money in my pocket, bank, etc. that I'm willing to use for poker.
If I have $150 on Carbon, for example, I'm funded to play NL5. If I have another $10 on Black Chip, why am I not able to sit at the exact same table if I'm logged in there? BRM on a site by site basis says I can't which seems pretty silly since I'm the same player with the same EV. It seems a whole lot more sensible to think in terms of one BR, in this case $160.