Bankroll of 50 at FT

Dewmz

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Ok, trying to build a bankroll from $50 at FT.. I'm guessing the best way to start this low at this site would be the 1.25 sngs. My question is, do I stand a better chance at the single tables, 5 table(45 ppl) or the 9?(90 ppl) tables?

Which is preferred by you repliers and why?
 
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The problem with $1.25 SnGs is that the rake is exhorbitant - 25%. As soon as you move up to the $2 games, it goes down to a more acceptable 12.5%. So you want to get out of the $1 games as soon as possible. That said, you're not really rolled for $2 SnGs.

What I'm doing at the moment at those levels is playing a mix of $1 and $2 games - if I win a $1 game then I move up to the $2 level: I've won enough to cover the buyin and keep a little profit besides. If I cash at the $2 level I stay there, but as soon as I finish out of the money I move straight back down.

That way, you get a shot at the higher level and higher profit, but you're not jeopardising you bankroll as badly: in theory you'll still be ahead at the point you drop back down.

As to the STTs vs MTTs, it's really up to you personal preference. I find I get more consistent results from the STTs.
 
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yes exactly the 2$ sngs are a better choice.. simply....the best thing to do is stick to the lowest possible limits.......tourneys:1$ buy-in/.10c re-buy tournament.......ring games the .05c/.10c tables which is still a little much compared to poker stars and many other sites with .02c/.05c and .01/.02 tables which are great for low BR!
 
Dewmz

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Well I have about $2 I'm building with on PS..or maybe down to $1 now, but I'm stuck to FT for now..
 
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SnG Results: $1.25 - 9 players - Top 3 pay

#1: 2nd place
#2: 9th place (all in with pocket 10s(me), vs 8s, vs K6s - caught the king)
#3: 4th place
#4 Underway
 
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If I can offer any advice for the low-buyin games, it's to conserve your chips and just let the donks knock each other out.

Typically, players at this level don't respect bluffs and they'll happily call a shove with second pair. You'd be surprised how often you can cruise into 3rd or even 2nd playing the absolute minimum number of hands.
 
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#4: 2nd place..(god, how many times can someone suckout..went from 700 and some odd chips with 400bb and ended up winning)
#5(and last for the night): Underway
 
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take the 50 bucks buy a copy of Harrington on Poker and Phil Gordons coloring book (red or green cant remember) and save up about 200 bucks up for a bank roll while you read em, and learn em......then start off at the $2 SNG single tables.................GL
 
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Hm..okay, let me just manage to withdraw under FT's minimum limit to get my $50 back to buy a book when I already have 1 of the best poker books there is so I'm further away from building the bankroll that you want me to have...or maybe I'll pass :p

I didn't ask for opinions on the size of my bankroll..I asked for opinions on the SnG's I should play, thanks though ;)
 
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#5: 2nd again...oh well.. I'm up $2 at least..

Tomorrow's another day.
 
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If possible for you, play $1 SNGs at another site where the rake is 10% and when you get to $100+, transfer to Full Tilt.
 
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Just my own preference, but I've never understood the purpose of the very large MTT SNG ... only play the single, or maybe two-table, events.
If I want to play a larger, longer event, I look for a scheduled tournament.
Don't like not knowing when, or even if, it's going to start.

Of course, there might not be one starting at any given time at any particular site.

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I already had the $50 in FT when I posted this. I would've went with PS..but the payouts are higher at FT.

I'll deal with the rake for now.
 
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