This is a discussion on Moving From Micro to Low Stakes! (First Post!) within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Using Pokerstars for reference, where under $15 buy-ins and under $0.08 - $0.16 stakes constitute as "micro-stakes games", can anybody tell me:
Is there a hurdle
Using Pokerstars for reference, where under $15 buy-ins and under $0.08 - $0.16 stakes constitute as "micro-stakes games", can anybody tell me:
Is there a hurdle between micro stakes and low stakes games similar to what I imagine is a much greater hurdle between low stakes and medium stakes games? I hear plenty about the latter, but not much about the former in terms of what calibre of players to expect.
I've been playing for about two months, I've fallen in love with the game and am studying it as extensively as I can, and micro stakes games have become a bit of a breeze. (And the bingo variance has become a bit tedious..)
I've doubled my initial bankroll of $25 in that time (not sure how good a rate that is) and I feel I'm ready for a challenge. Can anyone else remember this point in their poker ventures?
I started playing on micro, having typed (tripled) a bankroll, I switched to medium ones and merged everything ....
Then he started again on micro and continue to this day. It’s enough for me, maybe I’m not up to the biger limits.
re: Poker & Moving From Micro to Low Stakes! (First Post!)
Actually for tournaments PokerStars already classify 5,5$ buyin as "low stakes", while for cash games "micro stakes" goes up to 16NL.
And yes I think, there is a fairly noticeable jump from 16NL to 25NL cash games on PokerStars, which the latter seeing significantly less "fish" and more full or part time professional players.
16NL is actually fairly soft sometimes at least at full ring, which I have mostly played. But 25NL definitely not so much. Actually this is, what let me to open an account on a different poker site 8 month ago. As for MTTs there is not really a significant difference between a 4,4 or 5,5$ MTT, which would also be strange. But when you get to buyins of around 10$, the amount of recreational players does once again drop, and the regulars become better on average.
For me it all depends on the Bankroll.
Cash game for example:
Set a Limit of minimal rebuys you still want to have. Like lets say 10 times 2NL so 20 bucks. now you win and go to lets say 30 bucks. You can invest 10 bucks in 5NL if you keep winning and go to 10 times 5 plus 10 times two you can go to the next Limit. If for some reason you start losing you just go back one Limit whenever you dont have your minimal Rebuys left.
That Way you can always play, always improve, always win and never risk too much of your Bankroll to not be able to come back.