re: Poker & how much money do you need to be successfull?
Originally Posted by brett987
ok i jus put 200 dollars into bodog but is that enough?
The general rule is that *if* you are a winning player, you should have at least 20 full buy-ins at the level you are going to play.
$1/$2 No Limit Hold'Em has a buy-in of $200, so you would want $4,000 in reserve to protect you against downswings without going broke.
$.05/$.10 No Limit Hold'Em has a buy-in of $10, so you would want a $200 bankroll.
how much do you need to be successful though?
It takes more than bankroll to be successful.
Even if you could make all the right moves based on available information, you will go on losing streaks. Having a big bankroll protects you from going broke during these streaks.
But of course, if you are a losing player your career is a losing streak, so no matter how much you have in reserve you will keep burning through it.
The good (I guess?) news is that your bankroll is really how much you are willing to deposit. If you are willing to deposit $200 ten times in a row, then that's like having a $2,000 bankroll.