re: Poker & Starting Bankroll??
Originally Posted by blazinskighhy
$1.50 double up. Most of the time they're good for me but sometimes ridiculous things happen which make me want to move up to stakes where the players are actually thinking and not shoving in their chips in preflop after my reraise with poc AA and flopping two pair.
This is a common error in thought for newer players. If you can't beat people who are bad and/or not thinking; you'll have little chance of beating those who do. Stay at the lowest levels until you can at least beat those games before trying to move up.
For SnGs the standard recommended bankroll is 50 buy-ins. I play SnGs almost exclusively any more though, and I like to have 100 BI for whatever level I'm playing. For DoNs you could get away with a lot less. But, really, until you make the transition to a winning player, the size of your bankroll won't matter since it'll just take you longer to go broke the bigger bankroll you have.
I agree with MM that there is probably more money to be made in cash games, but since I play mainly for recreation I play the format that I enjoy the most; which is SnGs.
Since it doesn't look like anyone has addressed it yet, ROI is Return on Investment, or how much profit/loss you can expect, on average, for every SnG you play.
A lot of people dislike DoNs, but I used to play them quite a bit. I wouldn't worry too much about collusion at the lowest levels. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but I think it's more common at higher buy-in levels rather than the lower ones. Regardless, collusion or not, I think DoNs are a good place to start since the strategy for these is really pretty simple and you should be able to adopt a basic, winning strategy for these after just reading a short article or two on them from the internet.