re: Poker & Bankroll management-breaking the rules
Originally Posted by absoluthamm
Why not just wait until you're properly rolled for the next level? Let me ask you, what is your motivation to move up in limits? To make more money? To say that you play higher? To watch your winrate go down? I personally play with 30 buy-ins at the level I want to be playing because it gives you more of a cushion. When I get up to ~25 buy-ins at the next level, I will start to look at the tables and see if there are any juicy games going on up there. As long as I am over 25 BI's and I see a game that looks really good, then I will play one table of it. Keep in mind that this is not an excuse to just open any table at the next level and play away, but specifically looking for a good table(Look up table selection if you don't know how to do this).
If you're looking to do this with only 20 buy-ins, you aren't giving yourself enough of a cushion should you fail.
Yes, I agree with you, as that is how I usually have played. Having a cushion like 30 buy-ins is great because you can handle variance and in the end you will come out on top, winning money.
But, this method of bankroll management here is giving that higher stake a stab and possibly succeeding, boosting your bankroll faster than you ever have before. OR
you can utterly fail. Suffer this terrible, disheartening defeat of one buy-in.
It is simply a new idea that I will attempt. And will actually begin to monitor my progress in this thread if anyone is at all interested.