re: Poker & New Guy's questions
Originally Posted by ezza44
You should always try to sit down with the table max when you play cash games. I think its $10 for those stakes.
Depends. Short-stacking (~3-4$ at 10$ NL) is often a good way to start out playing ring games. It makes your turn & river decisions a lot easier (because you're committed), and you don't have to worry about not stacking off with top pair.
But if your turn & river play is good, and you're only playing a few tables (so you can get good reads), sitting down with the max is way more profitable.
Oh, and usually the rule of thumb is that you need 25 buy-ins for your stake level. But I'd prefer more if I was just starting out.