Originally Posted by tree88
for some reason i was focused on my money to much and big bets were scaring me because i would start thinking about how much i didnt want to loose that money rather than thinking about do i have the hand that will beat the other hands in play.
Hi Buddy. I'm new to poker but i can give you few hints when it comes to risk and money management.
1. It's very smart that you are playing tight - it's better to earn less on long run then earn A LOT and lost it all
in one deal month later.
2. Do not sit to table with all your money. For example if you have 300$ in the account: don't sit to table with more then 15$ - In such case you will never risk more then 5% of your capital, and it will be much more easier mentally
to go into all-in
3. There is something called "pot odds
" (google it). It will show you risk to reward ratio of given game. For example: it's very OK to go all-in with 15$ when there is 400$ in pot. But it's silly to risk 15$ to win just 20$.
4. 1$-2$ is a little-bit too much for 200$ capital imo. Go and play 0.50$ tables, use above rules and you will be able to mentally play without taking much risk and exposure. Idealistically you never should sit to table with more then 2.5% of your entire money. Try it.
It's way easier to recover from loosing 2.5% of capital (u just need to recover 5%) then 10 (need to recover 20%) or 20% (need to recover 40%!).
So in your case you should not sit down to table with more then 7.5$.
ps. Its mathematically possible to have very very very very long loosing streak even if you are great player. So don't worry too much about that.
ps. Hi, It's my first post