Originally Posted by Aleeki
The bankroll thing is an issue because i tend to only deposit $50 at time but don't really have any money 'set aside' for poker, just whateve I have available at the time sort of thing.
With that $50 I usually play either NL $0.25/0.50 or NL $0.50/1.
I have in the past managed to turn it into around $180 but then I seem to lose it all.
I have read the articles about building a bnakroll here recently and it seems that I should probably be playing $0.05/0.10 games? I just always feel that in these micro-limits that people will call with anything and the bad beats are more evident....
The articles also seem to suggest I should be playing Limit instead of No Limit? Is this the case? Should i change to playing Limit to build a bankroll?
Any help or advice would be much appreciated and I look forward to posting my questions and opinions on the boards.
Well, my personal opinion is that with $50 total bankroll you should be playing $.01/$.02 tables. These are usually $2 max to buy into the table. You could set a daily goal of 1-2 double ups ($2-$4) per day profit. That's around 5% of your bankroll per day!
Sure, players at this level tend to call with anything. But you need to learn to play against this kind of player, anyway. Plus your losses will be less if you bust. Your key at this level should be to build skill and confidence, then building the bankroll comes along by itself.
I believe the stakes level you play has as much to do with your confidence as it does your bankroll and that there is what I call "poker psychology" relating to how the stakes affect your play. Others call it "scared money", but there's more to it than that.
I wrote a couple 3 articles about it in my blog that might be of interest to you. If so, start here:
Stick's Poker Blog
: Your Stakes Level DOES Matter: Bankroll Psychology II