This is a discussion on Mtt grinding within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I find mtt rather fun but could someone point out bankroll tips and how to successfully grind them even with their high variance
- more games at good level, nothing new here =) you learn = you get better
usual rule of thumb is around 20-40 buy-ins but it all depends on you level of play at that limit
20th August 2016, 5:07 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: Hold'em NL
You need learn and practice so much
22nd August 2016, 6:33 PM
George Lewis 
re: Poker & Mtt grinding
I have read books that recommend as much as 100 times the buy in. Start with tiny buy in tournaments and make certain you are beating them first before you are jumping into the big ones. You will go on long streaks of no cashes and if you are cashing but only just small cashes then you are not playing correctly. You will need to make final tables. Average players can limp into the money and make pennies. In that case it is better to play cash games.
22nd August 2016, 9:07 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
Game: nl holdem
You should be cautious about how much you spend on a particular buy-in. MTT’s are notorious for negative variance, and it’s quite common to bust out of five (or many more) consecutive tourneys without cashing once. A general rule of thumb is to keep more than enough buy-ins in your account to handle the inevitable variance that goes hand-in-hand with large player fields in online tourneys.
22nd August 2016, 11:08 PM
Online Poker at: poker 888
Im in the same boat.. I think ive finally found a game that suits my style.. thats what I find is causing me issues.. i play too many different types of mtts and tourneys... ive now started focusing on one type of mtt until my results and my confidence reach a happy medium. Thats what I would suggest.. Find your range and your type of game and own it!
22nd August 2016, 11:10 PM
Poker at: acr, pokerst
Game: Nlh & Omaha
Stay within ur budget range, I think even 20-40 buys in is to little, u need numbers on ur side, go up in stakes when u earn the right to. Don't rush it,
22nd August 2016, 11:40 PM
Online Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & Mtt grinding
100 buyins is strongly suggested for MTTs as they provide very high variance, as most good poker players will tell you.
23rd August 2016, 12:46 AM
Poker at: Bovada
At least 100 buy ins. For large field tournies, maybe even more. People generally really underestimate the value of good BRM. Like its sooo important to play with a nitty bankroll. Just the psychological impact of losing 5% of your bankroll in a day is so much tougher than losing 1% of your bankroll in a day, and that impact could effect your play.