Originally Posted by AKPOKER
You have a lot of valid points. However I am an experienced ring player, but new to real money. I've just recently decided to switch to cash games two months ago. ( the last two months ive been playing live games for fun at 1/2 and i turned a $40 minimum buy in to $600, and then eventually lost it all) I would say I do take big risks which I want to minimize and since I fell in love with the game I've considered going pro and understand the bank roll necessity. But the tables i play at bovada are 6 people DoNs as opposed to 9, or 10, I've also read where 20 buy ins for DoN is pretty common. Now with that do you still suggest 50? Maybe not 20, but somewhere in between? As for turning to cash games, i agree that i should start in the micro stakes, that makes sense.
Experienced ring player but new to real money? Please expand? If you mean you played for play money this is COMPLETELY different again. You will learn some things here but will develop ALOT of leaks also....
The fact you bought in for $40 concerns me about your skill level, why did you buy in for the minimum? you want to be atleast 100bb deep. Losing it all again confirms my worries as to lose a 300bb stack is a concern as i doubt this happened over 1 or 2 Nuts vs very near nuts hands...
20 buy ins probably is common for experienced players that are showing consistent profits at DorN.... with what you are saying about you liking to take risks and being new to the game a larger BRM would be advisable. I wouldnt like any less than 40. Any less your asking to go broke. Remember you have to win ATLEAST half your games to be profitable and as yet you have nothing to say you can even achieve this.... you leave no room to grow learn and develop as you play here, you are just presuming your good enough to do it from the start...
The 10 handed tables I am talking about are still DorN tables, while the games will be much tighter, with 4 EP added in, the principle for BRM is not too much different IMO.
The cash games definitely start at the micros.
Your love of poker and commitment will not be enough to go pro as you wish, many hours will need to be invested in studying and learning of the felt too. I am not saying its impossible but you have a long hard journey ahead in which I wish you all the best but I would advise the above.