Originally Posted by kysg
I have no idea what you guys are talking about as far as bankroll if anything when putting together a bankroll you should in theory have at least 300bbs to supplement you.
.02/.04 - $12
.05/.10 - $30
.25/.50 - $150
so you should be sitting at the .5/.10 table for limit, and for NL you can do short stack strategy.
Short stackers are scum, never short stack.
The amount you take to the table that is different for limit just depends on the limit itself, 25-35bbs should do the trick. You really don't need to buy in for the max.
You have no room for post flop play with a stack that small. This is terrible advice. FTP and Stars have also raised the min buyin to get rid of short stackers.
also don't try so much to conserve your money at the table like look at this way. You took 10 bucks to the .5/.10 table and you caught a run of crap cards and blew some hands and lost 7 dollars...3 dollars should be your stopping point. At that point either rebuy and grind away or just call it a day. Overall at the lower limits...there will be times where you will lose more money than you intended and there will be days where you will do pretty dang good.
You should always have the max buyin in your stack. What are you going to do when you flop the nuts and someone has the second nuts? Would you rather win $6 or $20?
Wow, don't listen to this guy.
As C9 said, you should be keeping your stack at the table as close to the max buyin as possible.
OP, you need to search threads on Bank roll management, there are quite a few of them here on CC.
In a nut shell you at the bare minimum you should have 20 buyins for the limit you are playing. So again as C9 said for 5nl you should have $100. For 10nl $200, 25nl $500 ect.
When you are starting at the bottom, it's really hard to use BRM because you don't have a level to drop down too if you go on a downswing. So the more buyins you have for whatever limit you are playing, the better. A lot of online pros say you should have 100 buyins, but that is for a lot higher limits than you are playing now.