Originally Posted by popowich
Determining a proper bankroll for myself is bugging me.
I read a lot of posts. A lot of Poker Orifice Posts come to mind.
In the end I'm stuck between proper limits for what I have online and what I can reload using side money but not money needed for mortgage payments
I run my account up to $1000. Do I care if I lose $200 taking shots if I can reload $200?
I'm not a great player. I think I'm decent. I think I'm overdue for a big hit and recent started taking chanced on bigger tourneys (FTOPS) etc. Since you have no chance of big gains if you don't put up bigger risks.
Anyways, after many years of online poker yeah I'm feeling kind of lost.
Ok well let me just say poker owes you nothing so your not overdue for anything, not trying to be an arse but you should get out of that mindset.
You play sngs so I would personally get enough for 100 buyins (I play 18 mans and am a nit) so I would play 10 dollar games and if your winning constantly at that level it wont take long to reach the 15s or 20s if you put in some volume and beat the level. I am not saying that the micros are harder to play but in theory once you hit tens your ROI should decrease but your risking more to win more so if you can go through the levels beating each one you are doing fine in my eyes. Saying that in practice its not so easy but I bet many people on this very forum would love a 1k BR.
I think you need to decide what you want from poker,if your looking too make a lot of money it takes dedication the will to study your game and what it takes to beat the levels. If you want to take shots fine but trust me from experiance I will tell you that usally leads to bustoville.
Also I took a shot at a few scoops but sattied into them but taking a shot with 20% of your roll is not the best idea.