How to build a strong bankroll in cash games.

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anthonydalvaro

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Okay, so I have recently been playing on ACR and I am trying to develop a sound strategy for building a large bankroll without risking much money. I recently made the minimum deposit of $25. and decided to play at the lowest stakes available. ($0.01/$0.02) With this strategy of playing micro stakes only I managed to build my bankroll to $40 very quickly. This seemed to be working well. However, one night I decided to put all $40 on the line and went all in with 97o. Stupid right? anyway I am going to make another deposit and remain disciplined this time. I wonder though, in these micro stakes games, do you all find that a bluff heavy approach works well? Or do you prefer a conservative approach? I am also curious what sort of gains you have made and in what stakes? What approach did you use? Feel free to brag!:jd4:
 
terryk

terryk

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First! Welcome to CC! Second! Your a nutbar! You`ll fit in nicely:ciao: Cheers!
 
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Jordenandrew

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I wouldn't risk bluffing when playing cash games most the time they play tight and aggressive so try not to bluff and playing out of position
 
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ccres

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Hi. In my experience in general in the really low stakes games a tighter value bet heavy strategy seems to do better than a bluff heavy strategy.

Good Luck!!
 
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anthonydalvaro

Rising Star
Thank you! I am used to playing aggressive, so ill tighten up and see if that helps!
 
shinedown.45

shinedown.45

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Thank you! I am used to playing aggressive, so ill tighten up and see if that helps!
Pushing all-in with 97os?
You better tighten up a considerable amount. :)
As it has already been said, aggression doesn't work well in micro-stakes.
If you still have issues with discipline, then may I suggest multi-tabling to cut out some of the boredom experienced when waiting for the better hands.
 
fabiancampos

fabiancampos

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hi bro, you have to dicide if u are a playing poker like a hobby or to win extra money.. the last has an orderly form to reach. Study ranges, squezze, pot odds and all u can learn and then only then u will see if the variance no get u... :D
 
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marakhovskii

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there is such a way to stop playing on garbage hands wait for two aces and play and as if you have 7 2 and you will understand a lot in bluff
when building a bankroll, do not look for complex solutions
 
PuletJelek

PuletJelek

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Okay, so I have recently been playing on ACR and I am trying to develop a sound strategy for building a large bankroll without risking much money. I recently made the minimum deposit of $25. and decided to play at the lowest stakes available. ($0.01/$0.02) With this strategy of playing micro stakes only I managed to build my bankroll to $40 very quickly. This seemed to be working well. However, one night I decided to put all $40 on the line and went all in with 97o. Stupid right? anyway I am going to make another deposit and remain disciplined this time. I wonder though, in these micro stakes games, do you all find that a bluff heavy approach works well? Or do you prefer a conservative approach? I am also curious what sort of gains you have made and in what stakes? What approach did you use? Feel free to brag!:jd4:

Sometimes you will play bad if you feel tired playing poker for a long time. Thinking of taking a break, reviewing your game, setting up some goals for next season. And the important thing is discipline.
 
EllinLucky

EllinLucky

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If you want build bankroll and raise on limits bluff doesn't help in this case, I guess. I think at the micro-limits the game should be tight. And I agree with Smookwood about nl25. I like nl25 more than nl2-10.
 
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Rational Madman

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DONT WORRY ABOUT LIMPING, LIMPING IN IS THE WAY TO GET COOLER HAND SUCCESS.

you cannot rinse someone dry of all their chips if you dont have the mindblowing pocket hand they'd never be able to put you on. Fear nothing, be loose as you please but only so loose that it is overall profiting you!
 
Garfield52

Garfield52

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I would not go all in with 9 7 offsuit even with play money. What were you thinking ? After reading comments in some other threads I am becoming more cautious about going all in with AA or KK for heavens sake
 
Gulas

Gulas

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Save up $500, deposit it and jump straight to 25NL

Care to explain why jumping straight to that level could help? Why is this a good idea? From what I've read, grinding and gradually raising the blinds is the way to go.

Thank you.
 
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Rational Madman

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Care to explain why jumping straight to that level could help? Why is this a good idea? From what I've read, grinding and gradually raising the blinds is the way to go.

Thank you.
Absolutely correct. Smokewood has very bad BRM advice. He should work on BRM.
 
PuletJelek

PuletJelek

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My opponent pushed all in with 97s, i decided to call with A8s, i made a stright J high but my opponent got a full house. Lol :D
 
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bber45

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Get a job then, 9-5. Keep making min buys and you'll go broke long term. You need at least 3000 BB's if you want to have a healthy bankroll and move up. So at .1/.2 that's 60 bucks.

FYI you're playing online on ACR....good luck lol. Full of regs and nits.
 
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Rational Madman

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Get a job then, 9-5. Keep making min buys and you'll go broke long term. You need at least 3000 BB's if you want to have a healthy bankroll and move up. So at .1/.2 that's 60 bucks.

FYI you're playing online on ACR....good luck lol. Full of regs and nits.
So play loose aggressive to trick them
 
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Smokewood

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Absolutely correct. Smokewood has very bad BRM advice. He should work on BRM.

Care to explain why jumping straight to that level could help? Why is this a good idea? From what I've read, grinding and gradually raising the blinds is the way to go.

Thank you.

Because anything lower than 25NL is a waste of your time, you'd be better off working at McDonald's and saving up $500....
 
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anthonydalvaro

Rising Star
Get a job then, 9-5. Keep making min buys and you'll go broke long term. You need at least 3000 BB's if you want to have a healthy bankroll and move up. So at .1/.2 that's 60 bucks.

FYI you're playing online on ACR....good luck lol. Full of regs and nits.

I was questioning this as well, whether its more profitable to make the min buy in or buy in at the max, I don't feel bad about loosing $0.80 if I'm playing bad. But I always feared the guy with the massive stack. Just didn't wanna lose $60.00 on a micro-stakes game. I'll have to try making the max buy in and see if that helps.
 
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anthonydalvaro

Rising Star
Get a job then, 9-5. Keep making min buys and you'll go broke long term. You need at least 3000 BB's if you want to have a healthy bankroll and move up. So at .1/.2 that's 60 bucks.

FYI you're playing online on ACR....good luck lol. Full of regs and nits.

what is a nit?
 
Masi2197

Masi2197

Rock Star
wait and have patience, do not bluff, seek a premium hand go aggressively with hands AA QQ kk are keys to success
 
Ahoy

Ahoy

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From playing these microstakes online cash games, the best strategy is to RARELY bluff. You are going to get called with Q high anytime, so its just better to valuebet a lot. Ofc, mixing in some balanced bluffs in PROFITABLE situations is essential if you want to become better. I have managed to grind 18 dollars from 2 dollars BeastOfCro sent me and then I busted it out like you, but in my case i actually pushed KK against J10 suited and what happened is just a bad beat story :)

what is a nit?

A nit is a total tight player. Basically a player with opening range somewhere around QQ+, some AJ suited and above.

PS: My personal suggestion is to start playing live. You are going to find a lot softer fields and thats where the real money lies. On the live tables. You will enjoy the grind more and general feeling of the game (at least for me!) is 100x better live than clicking some buttons.

GL and have discipline lad!!
 
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