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If I’m playing zoom (PokerStars), and I get double the max buyin, should I cash out and re-buyin so I don’t get tempted to go all-in with hands and lose my profit? Or should I just keep building it to hope for those “all-in” moments where I win?
I’ve tried keeping it before and I tend to just lose my profit.
Also is it better to buy in to a table for the min or max and why?
Bit more info: I’m not new to poker, but I’ve just started studying and actively trying to improve my game. I’m coming from fish territory.
Always buy in max and top up to get maximum profit from you premium hands, its ok to cash out after you double up especially if your stack is bigger then your bankroll management requirements. Thats up to you though, im not leaving a juicy table just to bank 1 buy in.
Let's reverse it for a moment. Which stack are you more comfortable playing against: the guy who has you covered or the guy sitting behind the minimum?
I'm less likely to bet into the big stack light because if things go wrong I could get stacked. The min buy-in player may be tougher to blow off a hand, but he's also easier to defend your blinds or call your draws against because your exposure is limited. In general, people tend to play a little more passively against a big stack and a little looser against a small stack.
It may not be a big difference but if someone checks and gives you a free look at the next street, even just once or twice in a session, it's an advantage the small stack doesn't have.
On the other hand, if you're a really tight player, maybe you can turn the occasional loose play against you into an edge.
In my experience, the min buy-in folks are loose donkeys looking to hit and run. I'm not sure it's something felt universally, but it might help to know possible perceptions.
Well... That's what I think anyway.
I tripled up on 888 a couple weeks ago. I left the table and tried to reenter to another table with just 100 BBs and it made me either start with the 300 BB I had just won or wait 30 minutes to buy back in. So I rat holed my 200 BB profit and waited 30 minutes to play again. Im a nit trying to build a bankroll. The 2 players I had won from had both quit and the rest of the table was tougher competion.
Many argue that you need to sit at the table with a full stack, probably it is correct. Here it is connected with the bankroll and the number of tables played. If we consider the fact that many people leave the table after winning one hand, I think it would not be a mistake to leave if you doubled for example.
On the low micros 9max zoom 2-5 cents in the past , or 1-2 c now (also rarelly in 6max 1-2 or 2-5 which I tried but I really suck , won't try it for the near future for sure ) I have witnessed my stack increasing from 60% buy in (yes , this is how much I buycause I aint good enough , cap strategy for shoves ) to 5, 6 buyins , then rapidly losing most of it or all after bad decisions or tilt (most of the times) or bad beats (and then tilt) if I didn't withdraw the profits in time .
I am really sick of this , so I wanted to follow (unfortunatelly I don't do this always ) this rule : Play aggro when less than 50 buy ins , normally()less aggro) with 100bb , play carefully after 100bb , play like a nit with larger than 200bb stack (with the exception of tagged players and players with very low stack , or decisions where the price is not too high to test my luck and call if it's bluff or not , ) or even better cash it out and start a new zoom session .I know I am getting bluffed too often this way , but I see that otherway , if I play/call/3 bet more , most of the times they have sth better
If I lose , best for me (100% sure ) is not to reenter cause most of the times for the same reasons (no patience, tilt, etc) I lose it quickly or lose more buyins . Ofcourse with 700bb , better 8oobb or 1000bb poker is paradise ,life is so easier , decisions are so easy , I get bluffed so much less , no reason to cash out/stop playing this session , only because of tiredeness , . But these big stacks ofcourse happen rarelly to me , not frequently or most of the times
Ofcourse if you are better , good/very good , this micro zoom strategy is really not for you
Iíve tried keeping it before and I tend to just lose my profit.
Also is it better to buy in to a table for the min or max and why?
Iím coming from fish territory.
I've ventured into Zoom Games on PokerStars and coming away with profit is best done when you're ahead... lol so when you feel you may Tilt then do your best to keep your self from throwing all your chips at the Opponents lol
As For Cash Games I tend to sneak in with an odd amount, so it looks like You've been playing already maybe and you're not a fish and it helps to save some thing back if you budget to pay the full amount any way later on you can top up...
As For MTT's or Multi Table Tournaments My Advice is Build up your stack ASAP but FIRST click the Auto Add On Box then Buying In a few times over after you've sat the first table for a round to feel it out. I find that once you've ticked the auto add on box (For Some Reason) you're on a roll until your table is changed, You've taken out more than three opponents at the same time or you hit Down Swing... lol
Honestly I Believe (In My Opinion) Tournaments Like "Big Fish Re-buy" on 888Poker Have to Make up the short fall difference in what is Guaranteed (Lets say for example) 50+ tickets, So it is an advantage to the house to keep The Random Number Generator in favor of those players who are likely to pay an add on.... lol
Superstition and Wishful thinking maybe but I've never seen a Casino give some thing for free or one that Guarantees Something without covering all bases and costs within the Game Structure Presented... Ticking the Add On Check Box doesn't cost any thing until you hit the late registration cut off... By That time You'll need the extra Chips to compete with all the bullies and big stacks later...
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If you feel that keeping the money in is going to keep you from making proper decisions, then you should definitely cash out and rebuy. You may lose some opportunities to take full advantage of big hands, but it may allow you to have a better mindset and make better overall decisions.
I always reload my table after I'm up 150bb.
Deep stacked poker is a whole different strategy and if your not familiar with it then it can cost you your entire profit.
I like to stick to 100bb strategy, works for me.
Usually I would recommend to keep playing on any table that you think you have an edge on but given the fact that you can notice yourself playing differently trying to preserve your profit maybe you should take the money off the table for the time being. With that being said I would like to highlight that if you improve at deep stack play you give yourself a much bigger opportunity to make larger profits. There are still plenty of fish who will keep playing after a big double up and if you can feel comfortable playing against them even tho they have a 200BB stack you can put yourself into situations where you can end up with your money in good in an attempt to triple up from your original buy in amount.