Originally Posted by JOEBOB69
Thanks alien i see the point but if your not playing for a living,an you have 50 bi lose 10bi's an drop down thats fine brm correct?
If you're not playing for a living, very little of bankroll management applies to you at all. And I don't mean for that to sound as facetious as it probably does, but it's a fact - bankroll management for recreational players is mostly a matter of keeping the games fun to play. For purely recreational players (typically found at 50NL and below, if we're talking no-limit, but stakes may vary) bankroll management is an exercise in playing with discipline; useful for later on but not technically necessary. For many semi-professional players (typically play 100NL+, but have another main source of income) bankroll management is mostly about not having to drop down when they come across a tough stretch. The reason they don't want to drop down is because it hurts their ego a bit (I would know; I'm the same).
For professional players, having to move down can mean the difference between paying your bills and not paying your bills because having to move down will cut your expected income by a lot. And on top of that you have the psychological problems of actually having to worry about your bankroll when you should focus on playing well.
Now, that said, I practised fairly heavy discipline with my bankroll starting the minute I learned what bankroll management was all about. Now that I live off of my poker earnings, however, I also appreciate that when I played recreationally, my bankroll discipline had more to do with pride than it did with security. I could theoretically have played every level with a very short bankroll since moving down in stakes wouldn't have had (not by much, anyway) any meaningful effect in my monthly income. The psychological reason I didn't was that I considered moving down "failing." The practical reason I didn't was because by forcing myself to play until I had doubled an already substantial bankroll was to make sure I was actually beating the game before I moved up to the next level.