re: Poker & Bankroll Management
Originally Posted by freestocks
Bankroll management is the hardest yet most important part.
I used to count cards at blackjack. I learned bankroll management.
Poker takes more patience. I suggest leaving a cash game if you double up. You can enter a new game with the original amount. Then if your winning streak ends, you can quit for a while and break even.
This is honestly heavily flawed mentality for cash game. While I'm not the one who should be telling you this because in the past, I bought in for full amount with auto-top-up and left when I doubled up when I played Rush Poker, my case is different from most people unless they play Rush Poker also because in Rush Poker, you can rathole instantly. But in regular ring games, you can't rathole in certain sites and also, if you wanna get back in the game, you'll have to wait 15-30 minutes before u can buy in back for original amount, otherwise, you can only buy back in with amount you left with. You'll be marked as ratholer and also, you're limiting your winning potential where you can be winning few ratholed profiting sessions at once. This requires having better post-flop skills and building your skills to play deep. I regret ratholing in Rush because when I started playing live, it's much better to work on your post-flop skills and play longer. You should only leave when you're not playing well, if you're getting tired, if you're not comfortable playing your game at certain time, etc.
I personally stick to SNGs because I am a better pre-flop player. I prefer MTTs.
Ratholing limits your winning potential. Had a CCer who fixed this flaw for me and it helped me so much when I played live. Without ratholing, I was up over $1k in $1/$2 NL but in Cali, you can only buy in for $100. That $1k winning will take forever to build up if you rathole. It'll take lot of ratholing sessions to make that much. If there are fishes in your table you can take advantage of, and if you got brm to take risks, then you should stay there as long as you can and take advantage of them. Doesn't hurt to stay. More you win, more they lose, and you have psychological advantage, edge over them.