Originally Posted by detroitjunkie
100 buy ins may be a bit excessive. I would hope that after losing the 99th buy in you may think poker isnt the game for you anymore and you should quit. I think 20-40 is fine.
To be fair, a sng sat is a tourney, just saying. And this person is not going for WSOP anyways, I believe the trip is set for a different time
^ Bingo. Not ready for WSOP at all, as much as our group would love to go for that, we're big tournament players and the WSOP is just too rich / we're not at that skill level.
We're happy to grind cash when we go as well as the occasional tournament. The 10k USD is purely a poker bankroll, living costs etc is a different fund!
If I'm going through 100 buy in's at $1/$2 in 2 months I should seriously re-evaluate my game as I'd have more of a chance of winning at blackjack
by that stage.
We're gonna do a "feeler" trip just after the wsop this year for about 10 days that we've recently agreed on, just to see what food etc costs and what the games are like etc and whatnot, that should give us a much better feel for the bigger trip down the line.
It's hard to gauge is all as an Aussie. We can fly to Macau for less then $500 return from where I live etc, America is just a different ball game for Aussies the costs of getting there are just ridiculous. The only thing the weak dollar helps for is poker ASSUMING we're a winning player and we bring back profits.