Bankroll to buy-in ratio (cash game)

ramdon p358

ramdon p358

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According to the strategy sites, the ideal would be to play at levels where you have at least x100 in buy-in, that is, if you play at levels 0.05-0.10 you should have at least $1000
 
flattershay

flattershay

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It depends on your skill. If you're confident , you can play with 10-15 buy-ins and be a profitable player.
 
sanych

sanych

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100 buy-ins for a cash game will be quite enough, although I personally prefer a bankroll of 200-300 buy-ins, with which I feel pretty confident even with long downstreaks
 
ATL2000

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I think 100x is pretty safe unless you are just planning to drunkenly fire off money.
 
FoxMS

FoxMS

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This is a very important issue and a well-thought-out approach is needed here. I recommend that you set a spending limit per day, such as 2-3% of your bankroll per day, and always stick to this limit.
 
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jeffman123

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It depends on your skill. If you're confident , you can play with 10-15 buy-ins and be a profitable player.

I disagree with this statement. There's something called risk of ruin. The problem with playing 10-15 buy-ins is that even though you may be a profitable player, poker is a game with very high variance. That means that it is incredibly probable that in the long term, you will go through substantial downswings, even if you are playing profitably. If you are at ~100 buy-ins, the risk that you will lose so much that you will be unable to continue playing is relatively low. However, if you are playing at a stake where you have ~10-15 buy-ins, you are almost guaranteed to get to 0 eventually.
 
YuriDitz

YuriDitz

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Sometimes you just can not afford 100 buy-in, so I think you can take a risk and start the game with 20-30, if you play carefully this may be enough.
 
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