Originally Posted by Mojomax747
I would think you can see the confusion i am experiencing when each post differs from the last.
Maybe i am not clear anymore, i think dorkus mentioned his strict discipline in BRM and maybe he might be able to clear this up for me.
from Basic Bankroll Management (http://www.pocketfives.com/5C57520F-8A89-43F3-97E6-54D240CB3E59.aspx)
Basic Bankroll Management
(http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/Fox) on 12/7/2005 14:53
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With the number of questions on the forums here at pocketfives about bankroll management, I thought some basic information about bankroll management was needed. This is an adaptation of an article from my website at PokerFox.net - Home (http://www.pokerfox.net), and it is a good example of the kind of thing we do there.
It has occurred to me recently that many people have questions about bankroll management that aren't easily answered with just a simple number or a formula, so this article should give you some ideas about how to think about your bankroll for yourself. Hopefully this information will allow you to come up with a safe and effective bankroll strategy and prevent you from going broke.
I'll start with a few numbers for reference. These aren't exact numbers, but they are a good place to start, and for our purposes they will do just fine. Below there are three columns.
The numbers in the "Pro" column are for players who derive the majority of their income playing, and would be devastated financially if they lost their bankroll to a bad run of cards. Using these figures will yield a less than 1% chance of going broke over the course of a lifetime of play assuming that you are a solid winning player.
The numbers in the "Protected" column are for a bankroll that you are going to attempt to make a serious income from. If your bankroll will be tough to replace if you lose most of it then you should use these numbers as a starting point.
The "Unprotected" column is for people who are willing to play a little looser in an attempt to build a bankroll, and for those of you who could easily replace your bankroll if you were to lose it. Keep in mind that using these figures does yield a significant possibility of going broke or having to drop down levels if you get off to a rough start. An average winning player (if there is such a thing) would have a less than 10% chance of going broke if they use the unprotected number and don't remove any money from their bankroll until it is built up to a safer level. If you use the unprotected column as a long term guide, and pull money out any time you get significantly above that number, you will almost certainly go broke at some point
this is me, this is why I have always used the 10% rule, if this isnt you im sorry for answering your question from my point of view and not asking you what your goal is 1st.
to get chart go to the link.
here is the part of the chart on NL
the numbers below are in order in Pro, Protected and unprotected.
Hold'em 550 Big Bets 400 Big Bets 200 Big Bets
NL Holdem 45 Buy Ins 25 Buy Ins 15 Buy Ins
SNG 65 Entries 45 Entries 20 Entries
MTT 200 Entries 100 Entries 40 Entries
im guessing you are the blue column at the time I posted my origional post I was in black section so that is how I answered.