dont ask the odd ball...
Well, ive never chosen a low odd ball number to be desceptive, but now that you mention it, IT IS a good idea. I usually buy-in to the closest zero dollar amount and try to triple it, but it is low enough that i wont mind losing it with say... K K to an Ace-4 off suite. These things happen. I like to play .05-.1 and start with like 2.14 if i have say $22.14 in my bank. If i can get 6 or seven bucks ill really tighten up and if cards get cold ill leave. I have used this method many times and like all things it has its good days and it has its bad. Sometimes i come out on top 6-7 times my buy in, and others i cant pick up a joker to save my life..(full tilt commercial reference there, I KNOW, there are no jokers in hold' em. Myself excluded). Anyways, maybe im just OCD or something, b/c i almost ALWAYS round to the nearest dollar amount, and i get some funny buy-in figures b/c of that.