Originally Posted by Emperor IX
I personally don't think that you should be following BR management until you have a real BR to manage in the first place. Got $10 in your account? Take it to a .05/.10 table. Got $25? Do some of the bigger micro sng's. BR management at such a low BR will make you grind out PENNIES at a time, and that's just ridiculous. Get your bankroll to a level where it's rolled for games that are actually WORTH your time, THEN start managing to make sure you don't have to drop a level.
That makes alot of sense. If you can easily deposit another 50 or so after a while then why not? I have done that. Numerous times.
I have also turned 10 bucks into 400 playing .50/1.00 limit after Party tried to get me back with free 10 bucks a year or so ago. At that same time I was just starting to practice strict BR management at Poker Stars
. I think at that time I had made a deposit of 50/60 bucks with the intention of practicing proper BR management (playing .10/.20 limit). I was smoking there and moved up to .25/.50 after I hit 150 bucks. It was around then I moved to .25/.50 when the freebie from Party came in and I was also having a small downswing after moving up at Stars. I figured one night I'd just go play with that freebie money at Party just to take a night off from Stars. Being that I had lost money at Party a couple years ago I was not able to play at the beginner tables that they had then so the smalles stakes I could play was .50/1.00. Well, like I said, I kicked major ass and built it up to around 400 bucks in a week or so. This was the WORST thing that could have happened to me. So with my then 500$ or so BR (combing both Stars/Party) I started playing .50/1.00 at Stars too. No biggie, I could move money from one to the other. This is getting a bit long so to make a longer story short...
I decided I would withdraw a big chunk of that money from Party and buy some new fishing and camping gear and took my nephew on a 5 day fisihing trip. I think my BR combined was about 150 or so after that. I continued playing .50/1.00 at both sites even knowing I was under bankrolled. I forgot that I had wanted to practice proper BR management because I got on such a hot streak, blah blah blah. I just lost focus of that goal and then the downswing hit. I then went on tilt. I was pissed off at myself for not continuing what I had started. The downswing and tilt got worse, I dabbled in more SNG's (I prefer limit and still was trying NL SNG's). It all went to hell in a hand basket real fast...
Now we aren't talking alot of money, but it really screwed with me bad. Like I said already, this is getting too long and there is more I'd like to share on this at some time but I think you get the point I'm trying to make.