Originally Posted by fugitive67
well with .25/.50 the stakes seem safe enough for most bank rolls
but, you can easily get into relatively big pots ... let's say you make a 4X raise for $2, then opponent comes over for $5, then you go back for $12
then the flop hits and opponent bets $5, you re-raise $15 ... he all ins for $20, you call ... your in that pot for roughly $50 ... maybe you had KK with 4 to a flush, he had AA ... this stuff happens
and that is just one pot ... get into a couple of those during a session and maybe lose another $50 during more normal play
well that's a $150 loss for one, say, 4 hour session of .25/.50 and you don't have to be a donkey to lose that
Pretty sure we potentially have $50"+" at risk 'every' single pot we get involved in. (& 'say', villain actually has a 100+bb stack also, as they typically will on 50nl tables, then when 'say' villain comes back over the top & shoves, it's gonna be for say he allins for another $45+.. just 'sayin').
Also 'sayin', I'm pretty certain that OP realizes how the game plays out on 50nl tables if they've been playing on them for some period of time (just 'sayin') so I'd be guessin' they'd have an idea of how big the pots can be on those tables.
OP, to "win the big one", wouldn't you have to be playing in a Tournament? I mean one would hope to grind out a decent bankroll by playin' on 50nl tables but they're not likely to 'hit a big one'. I'm getting more confused the more I read this thread