This is a discussion on Bankroll Management within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Is there a recommended equation for bankroll management in terms of the size of the game you should be playing in? Meaning... if your bankroll
Is there a recommended equation for bankroll management in terms of the size of the game you should be playing in? Meaning... if your bankroll is X you should only play in limits of Q and Y. Or tournaments even?
There is plenty of information on this out there. Full Tilt has a bunch of stuff from Chris Ferguson saying what you should play. I believe the reccomendation is less than 5% of your roll for a tournament entry and cash games depends on how much is being bet on average per pot. Here's one of teh articles:
i have always heard to never play more than 5% of your roll but i would play whatever u feel comfortable to lose
20th November 2009, 8:12 PM
Online Poker at: Full Tilt
Game: NLHE and PLO
I have modified BR rules just a bit. I used the 5% budget. If I have a $100 BR. I allow myself $5 to be used as I see fit. That could mean five $1 Sng's. Two $2 SnG's and one $1 SnG or any combination.
I've learned through Full Tilt if you don't cash in 5 straight tournaments, it's probably not your day, so I try to minimize the damage.
This is a slow way of building your BR, but I've ridden up and down the BR wave too many times already. I'd rather go slow and solid.
21st November 2009, 8:49 AM
Poker at: Carbon Poker
You must consider this option with the bancktoll like a rule, who cant be bronken if you want to make results.
If you don't play this rule you will lose money freqvently and thats all.
I wope you understant this option , bye bye
25th November 2009, 5:00 AM
Online Poker at: FTP
re: Poker & Bankroll Management
Just like you are hearing. Staying around or under 5% will work very well for you. FTP does have a page that explains how a professional worked from $0 to $10,000. It took him awhile but he made it. The reason it took him extra time is that he kept a limit to what he would play (under 5% like said above) and watched his bankroll management.
25th November 2009, 6:32 PM
AR Dave 2008 
Poker at: pokerstars
Thanks all... for the good posts. I feel comfortable with the 5% rule. I'm going with that.