Originally Posted by KingCurtis
ummmmmm BRM matters a lot no matter what stakes you play and wether your doing it as a profession or hobby. If someone is doing it a s a hobby it is critical not to lose your money fast, usually they cannot afford to deposit a lot. Or if someone is starting from scratch(free rolls/playmoney) it also is critical in not having to grind extremly hard to get back.
I don't understand why your saying it doesn't matter to the low stake hobby players........because it does!
Perhaps I was too extreme. I'm not saying that a player that deposits $50 should go ahead and play $25 NL holdem cash games and $10 sit and goes. If he does, he should be ready to reach in his pocket very soon.
I'm wondering why the concept is in the front of everyone's mind on these forums and why it's given as much importance as the fundamentals of proper play. People seem to mention it in the same line, like when they say "as long as I'm not making any mistakes, playing with proper hand selection, and managing my bankroll, I'll make money in the long run."
In reality, it seems to me that hobby players should be focusing on avoiding mistakes, which abound at lower levels, than they should be focusing on how many buy ins they have left in their "bankrolls."
If you are just learning to play, and you are making fundamental mistakes, like raising KJ UTG in long handed cash games, it doesn;t matter if you are playing with 1/2 of 1% of your bankroll in that particular game...you are still going to lose money in the long run. It will just take you longer to lose it.
Bankroll management isn;t going to make you money or lose you money in poker. Your concern should be to protect yourself from the inevitable swings caused by variance.
Hope that cleared up what I'm getting at.