A bankroll is money that you allot for the game. They don't have to constantly be on the account, however you must be aware that playing poker, you risk only this amount and not all the money you have.
Why we need a bankroll, why have reserves at home counts when you can play all the money in the big games?
If you decided to approach poker seriously as occupation, which in the very near future will bring you good income you must understand a few things:
Confidence in yourself and in your game – the key to success. You will always be uncomfortable, if you know that next hand can leave you without money. Bankroll gives you the opportunity to feel comfortable at the table – you're ready to play and are not afraid to lose, there is nothing to divert.
In poker, you cannot make a million overnight on the way to success you will go through a long series of gaming sessions. But any of them could end poorly for you. That's a risk everyone understands poker player. And to bet all your money many times in a row – not the best idea. This strategy is more appropriate roulette, not a professional poker game.
A bankroll allows you to stay at high stakes and win big money. It's one thing when you dokopalis at the table on your $3,000 and you risk to lose all at once, because the luck factor in a single session is too large; and quite another when in a month you many times dokopalis at $100, you win less, but constantly and without any risk. Bankroll is the basis of a stable income.
The size of your bankroll allows you to determine what rates you can play in order to achieve an optimal balance between return and risk.
If you play at too low stakes, having a large bankroll, then you will move up too slow, your capital will "not work" and will not bring much income. If you're playing too expensive games, then you will give yourself in the hands of luck and may lose all their money.
So what bankroll you should have for the game? Since there are different types of poker, is different and the specifics of bankroll for each of them. Below we will explain rules of bankroll for cash games (cash), multi-table tournaments (MTTs) and Sit-and-Go (SNG).
Bankroll for cache
When playing for money it is advisable to adhere to the following rules: for the game at a certain limit, you will need a bankroll of at least 30 buy-ins.
This rule applies to the lowest limits. However, the higher you will climb the stairs of the rates, the more bankroll you need to win becomes more difficult, and therefore the risk of losing will be greater need for this to thoroughly prepare:
If your bankroll drops below 20 buyins for the current limit, then you should immediately go down to the previous limit and rebuild it there. Remember that in poker and it happens to lose. In such cases, you have to force yourself to go to the limit below, and to improve their business – a loss in a couple of sessions could happen and not your fault, but the loss of an entire bankroll will definitely be on your shoulders!
Bankroll for SNGS
Bankroll management for Sit-and-Go are somewhat different from those for cash games. In these tournaments you will immediately make money for participation, and this amount will be called buy-in. To start a SNG is with a bankroll of 40 buy-ins for the lowest limit and constantly increase it for all the subsequent:
The reason lies in the greater percentage of luck in the tournaments – you Deposit some money and play with it for a very small number of hands. And as you probably already know, in poker reliable result is determined on the basis of a large number of hands played. And so it is very likely that on the way to the money you are not lucky, and you will leave the tournament with nothing. Tournaments and failures are almost synonymous, no one can win every tournament.
Such streak without a prize can last a very long time – sometimes 10-20 tournaments in a row! Therefore, in SNG it is especially important to have a sufficient bankroll, which will allow you to survive a losing streak and finally win first place!
For these tournaments there is a rule of descent on limits: if you have less than 40 buyins for the current limit, you must immediately go down one level below.
Bankroll for MTT
Our recommendations for the MTT will be largely similar to the rules of bankroll for SNGS, but MTTs have a very significant difference. Because it involves a large number of players, the chances of getting into the prizes become smaller, and therefore the streak can last. Sometimes you will feel that you did not get into the prize zone forever. However, the reward for prize-winning places in tournaments much more: from several hundred to tens of thousands of dollars. A couple of successful tournaments, and your efforts will be repaid with interest!
For all limits MTT above $1.1 your bankroll should be $ 100 buy-ins or more. Always remember this: a well-known tournament players today are forced to borrow to participate in tournaments, simply because they have not learned this simple rule.
If you hit a losing streak, and on your current limit you have 60 buy-ins, then you should immediately go to the following level and to recover their losses. Remember: the main thing is to play as many as possible tournaments, and the result will not wait!