Originally Posted by Mr Sandbag
If you are playing with 30-50 buy ins and you go broke, you may want to sharpen your skills.
IMO, you can probably get by with 20+ buy ins safely as long as you're not super LAG. I play 1/2 NL live, and I've only got like 10 buy ins...if dj is a bankroll nit, I guess that makes me a bankroll super LAG aggro spewtard.
I'm a bankroll ultra-nit.
I only move up when I have 120 buy-ins of higher stake.
While I mostly played sngs, I only moved up when I have 120 buy-ins of higher stake. Once I moved up, if I'm down to 100 buy-ins, I drop back down to analyze my plays of why I have lost 20 buy-ins at higher stakes but meanwhile, I would grind those 20 buy-ins back at lower stakes since I'm capable of doing it which is why I was able to move up in the first place, and then take another shot at higher stakes. This gave me ultra comfort zone while I was able to make LAG plays and even have room for tilt.
I do have to say one thing. If you're planning to do 20-30 buy-ins, you MUST have good tilt control. When I faced downswing and mixed with tilt also, I've gone as far as 30 buy-in downswing. And when I thought that was bad enough, I've seen and heard worse. You must factor in your tilt control level too.
I also had to have lot of buy-ins because I multi-tabled. There's no way I'm gonna feel comfortable opening up 10 tables and putting up half of my money up front at the tables but with my brm, I'm only putting up 10% of my bankroll up front at risk.