re: Poker & Bankroll Question
Originally Posted by 109s
That would be a VERY lousy swing (losing your buy in 12-15 times).
Here's my stats for my NLHE play at 100NL for the past month or two:
There's your 13 buy-in swing right there, just from missing draws, losing coinflips QQ vs. AK, ect. Notice I should've won 324 bucks, but I'm down ten Benjamins.
And it should be obvious why you need a 100 buy-in bankroll if you're playing professionally. Not only do you have to prevent yourself from going broke, you have to prevent yourself from ever having to *move down in stakes*. For a casual player, moving down in stakes when you have a 15-20 buy-in downswing is no problem. But when your rent payment requires that you play at a certain stake level, its pretty important that you can stay in the games that can produce enough money for you to live on. Maybe 100 buy-ins is a bit much, but if I was playing professionally, I'd want at least 75. I currently play with 60 online, and I felt had to move down after that swing.
Plus you want to be able to take those shots at the juicy $5/$10 game that has 3 drunk rednecks & their wives all vomiting money (and actual vomit) on the table.