Originally Posted by RSdavid46
I am interested in BR management and i will most likely go that path.
Im sorry for wasting all of your time but i did this for one reason. In my life i haven't been on many forums but i have tried to seek some help in bodybuilding forums mainly for gym exercises plans etc. All the time what i got was "make your own plan we will then tell you if its ok" i've tried 100's of times and believe it or not, the answer was always "it's completely wrong" nothing more. I have tried so many times and never got any helpful information from a forum thats why i tried to put myself in a different scenario to gain some informaiton.
OK, well the best answer, like so many things in poker, is "it depends". If your bankroll for playing playing poker is easily replaced if you lose it, that gives you more flexibility as far as what levels to play. If it would be harder, or take longer to replace your BR if you lose, then you need to be more conservative with the games/stakes you play at.
There are lots of threads on here about BR management. Search for a few and give them a quick look over. Generally for cash games you want to select an amount of buy-ins to have in reserve for whatever stakes you play at. At 2nl, if you want to play with a 30 buy-in cushion, that's $60.
For tournament play and SnG's the advice is usually based on % of your BR. The numbers you'll see most often are 2-5% of your entire BR per tournament entered. Now, people can, and do, adjust these numbers up and down to suit them and their unique situation, but these are pretty common starting points.
It really comes down to why you're playing poker in the first place, and how easily you could replace your entire poker BR if you lost it all.