re: Poker & If you only had 60$
Originally Posted by BogdanStark
60$ is good for NL2, sit comfortable and try to play 4-6 tables. Be concentrated on game and be sure to use HoldemManager to statistic your opponents.
So you can double your 60$ in 12-18 hours of playing.
Spread your gaming time for 2-3 days and be happy))
this is completely unrealistic.
First, if you're new you should just be playing on 1 table (until you're comfortable on 2).
I don't think anyone could double a $60 bankroll while 6-tabling 2nl for 18hrs (nevermind someone who sounds like they're new to it all)
your given example of 3,600 hands 4-tabling for 12hrs. (assuming 6-max tables) & suggesting a newer player be playing 6 tables while starting out is absurd.
that's equal to a winning rate of ~84bb/100
If 18hrs. it is equal to ~56bb/100 (< probably 4x as high as can be hoped for by a newer player who has actually studied the game a bit). Again,.. totally ridiculous!
My suggestion for BRM on $60
if SnG's play the $1 buyins. (when you reach $80 move up to $2. especially if the rake is lower than the $1's)
If MTT, play the occassional $1 tourney but try to play in cheaper ones if they're available (or supplement it with SnG's).
Cash - Learning 2nl would be okay if you were actually interested in it but as has already been mentioned, if you're not enjoying yourself you won't want to put in the time to learn that format which will end up being a losing proposition.
Initially when I started out online I chose to play SNG's but also some MTT's (games were different back then though... at least Sng's were ie. 9-man reg. speed, slow-structured sng's were very popular & hypers didn't exist).
IF I were just starting out today I would opt to go with cashgame play, starting off at 2nl. It'll give you a solid foundation if you choose to switch over to different format later on. But on the flip side of this, tournament tables generally have ALOT weaker players on them (vs. cash) even at the micro limits (tournament play seems to attract a much great number of fish).