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Buying in for $200, is there an unwritten rule for how many buy ins to bring to a cash game? Just would like to hear thoughts on this.
 
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In the vast majority of poker rooms, there are usually minimum and maximum limits on the buy-in allowed. The minimum buy-in is usually around 20-40BB. The maximum usually stops at 100BB.
 
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In the vast majority of poker rooms, there are usually minimum and maximum limits on the buy-in allowed. The minimum buy-in is usually around 20-40BB. The maximum usually stops at 100BB.
Yeah 100 bb is what I buy in for but the question was about how many buy ins to bring.
 
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All depends on your bankroll but usually I have 5-6 BIs when I play a live cash game.
 
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People are more concerned about you winning and then leaving than they are about you losing then leaving.

I'd bring at least a few buy ins though, never know when it's going to be one of those games you don't want to leave and not having extra funds behind you in those games can be unfortunate.
 
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All depends on your bankroll but usually I have 5-6 BIs when I play a live cash game.
i was also wondering how much should i have to play , so 5-6 buy ins for 1/2 games 1000 is that right? and for 2/5 games / 2500?
 
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Yeah 100 bb is what I buy in for but the question was about how many buy ins to bring.
In cash games you want to have at least 25-30 buy-ins (for NL10-50) to play and feel yourself free and don't stress out when you are playing on full stack. When the limits go higher (NL100+), then you need more buy-ins, probably at least 50, but percfectly something close to 100. These are reccomendations from professional cash players. But of course it's all up to you. If you have like 2000$ and whant to play NL200, I may suggest you to try to play NL25-NL50 and see how is it going there and also you may play 2-3-4 tables at the same time, because your bankroll allows you to do this :)
 
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Depends on your skill level and the variance you play with.

Someone that has experience and plays a tight game betting locked boards will need less than someone without experience or success and going all in on questionable wet boards against multiple opponents for example.
 
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Friend Good afternoon It's advisable to have 20 more bankroll buys, that's what I've learned a lot... but if you've already lost 12345 buys in a session it will continue so that... save money and come back tomorrow which is better
 
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leva about 600 sao 300 bb slc
 
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$200 buy-in. Is there an unspoken rule about how many buy-ins should I deposit into a cash game? Would just love to hear your thoughts on this.
At least 30 buy-ins.
 
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Buying in for $200, is there an unwritten rule for how many buy ins to bring to a cash game? Just would like to hear thoughts on this.
I generally take 2 (2x £250) or 3 (3 x £150) max, and also prevent myself access to more funds in the event I tilt which is very rare but can happen lol. I tend to play like a cheap flop nit to initially acquire the chips to broaden my range. The benefit of this is that I initially create the persona of a tight, solid player, who won’t me messed with and/or dangerous to attempt moves on.... this allows me to completely dominate hands I’m involved in having built a solid insight into the characters I’m sitting with. I profit in cash by a considerably percentage gain, and I very rarely (less than 20%, ever reload for the second buy in. This was my last sit down at 1/2 couple days back. 3.25hrs, Sat with £200, could have made an additional 6/700 from the last 2 hands with AQo SB and AKo BT... But getting involved in the last 10mins is something I avoid as it’s technically bingo due to the dynamic change from other players chasing. I see it has simply having times out a BB with a pre monster.... 3 eager villains all active prior lol.
 
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