Originally Posted by pyramidbuba
How would start play if you only had 10 dollars...don't tease or make fun please. I am just trying to figure out what to play (on carbon poker btw)
First I would like to say that there is alot of negative & bad advice in this thread.
I'm guessing that some of responses you're seeing here are from members who have either never themselves built up a bankroll from scratch (zero, or very small) or are just out & out & losing players.
Guess what guys... merge doesn't have 2nl tables. So I'm thinking it's probably not the best advice.
pyramdibuba, I'm sure there are members here on Cardschat who have done exactly what you're hoping to do (play some micro games with smallest of starting bankroll in hopes of not losing it & maybe even gradually having it increase to where you won't have to make a deposit... 'ever'). Maybe some of them will come & post here on your thread & maybe even enough of them that it'll outweigh all the negative comments.
Yes there's a good chance you'll go busto seeing as you're only starting out with $10 on the site but this isn't to say its a given that this will happen (so for folks to suggest dropping the full $10 in one bingo-format game is absurd). Personally I started up many accounts from 'zero' or from very little (& I KNOW that many others have too). I don't think I ever went broke on any small rolled account unless I'd actually made a concious choice to throw bankroll management out the window which only occurred on sites I didn't care if I even played on them any longer (ie. some of the microgaming sites, where I never deposited on any of them, but actually withdrew a bit & then eventually donked off the balances by playing in tournaments where I'd only have enough left for one buyin).
Many other sites I've actually run up small initial freeroll scores into $500 & $1,000+, starting out playing 10cent sng's & eventually playing $25 buyin MTT's & 20nl cash tables. It's necessarily the norm by any means but it definitely can be done.
I'm not that familiar with the Merge network pokersites but do know the lowest buyin level cashgames are 4nl (not 2nl) which is a bit steep for a $10 starting bankroll. Because I'm not familiar with merge, I just went & logged in to see just exactly what are the lowest stakes for SNG's. Looks like they have a game called 'Fast Fifty' which is $0.50 + $0.10. These might be something to consider although they do have a 20% tourney fee which does seem very high (fwiw, the 10cent sng's I started out on only had a 10% fee).
Scrolling further down the lobby I see they have SNG's called 'Dollar Dazzler Turbo', $1.00 + $0.10 This would be your best bet imo, simply because the tourney fee is only 10%.
Read some SNG strategy articles. If you haven't read any before & need or want some links to some, send me a pm as I'd be happy to help you out.
Good luck to you! I hope you're able to make a go of it (or at least have your bankroll last long enough so that you're able to play for awhile & gain some more experience).