Originally Posted by Squidmonkey
I'm playing on stars, my goal is to grow 10 dollars into a decent sized bankroll. Any suggestions on what i should play to get it up there? I was thinking maybe the 1 dollar double or nothings, but the 0.1-0.2 games might also be pretty easy to beat if i have patience. Just looking for some input.
What is a 'decent sized bankroll'? to you ?? $50, $100, $1,000 ???
How long are you willing to take to get there ???
The double or nothings? Pretty risky, IMO. You have 9 buy-ins. You have to win 2 out of 3 to stay ahead of the rake. After playing 9, you have $9.90 invested. 5 wins - 50% ITM - returns $10. A $.10 profit for 9 games. 6 of 9 wins (66% ITM
) returns $12 for $9.90. If you think you can make it 8 of 9 consistently, go for it.
$10 on a 2nl gives you 5 - 100BB buy-ins. Everybody with $.20 or more is grabbing seats to strike it rich. Maniac Donkville and Sukout City. You're going in with 20% of your roll with each buy-in.
Sure, maybe you're good, AND lucky, and you can build it up. But micro stakes is not poker in it's finest hours.
If you're exclusively a NL player, micro nl is your most likely option unless you have some success at MTT's. Stars has the dimers, 25c and 50c MTT's with no rake and some with money added to the pool.
GL with your decision.