re: Poker & bankroll question
Originally Posted by Arjonius
One factor to consider is your relative skill level. The higher above average you are, the less likely you are to experience prolonged downswings, which means you don't need as large a buffer against them as someone of lower ability.
This is true, as is considering the true cost of going broke...
What I mean is are you a pro or are you playing to get better?
Is your roll replenishable(yes, I know we DONT WANT TO DO THIS , but if this is a hobby costs can be expected at the beginning), would going broke killl your play...etc. etc...
I think a great rule of thumb for MOST players is to play at a buy in level were a 20-25 BI downswing will have virtually no effect on your play....that is to say 20-25 BI downswings are very normal in large tournament play if you are playing optimally....so we shouldnt feel like the world is imploding when this very normal downswing occurs.