Joined: Oct '11
Age: 27 (M)
I don't really have a problem when it comes to BRM, I just stick to my rules and everything's fine. I am however curious about what number of BI's you have for any given game! My numbers are as follows:
I am not sure I understand this completely? The number of BI's somebody have for any given game, but you state no levels nor stakes only different game types - I just don't get it. Or it's all just microstakes and thats it?
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posted by bowie1984: I am not sure I understand this completely? The number of BI's somebody have for any given game, but you state no levels nor stakes only different game types - I just don't get it. Or it's all just microstakes and thats it?
The number go BIs shouldn't really change much as you go up in stakes. In theory you should only be taking a certain percentage of your bankroll into a game to protect you from the swings of poker. The idea is that different game types have more or less variance so you need to compensate by holding back more BIs. But of course in reality BRM does change with your bankroll size simply due to the fact that min buy-in for cash usually needs a larger bankroll than the average small-stakes player has. And if you want to clear a no deposit bonus you simply can't stick to it.
I never stuck to bankroll management myself so not really sure what number of BIs you should have. Only if you don't mind losing that money and are happy to keep depositing more then you don't really need management. If you want to see your ROI increase steadily and not jump erratically then you probably want to increase levels gradually with your bankroll. When I was playing poker online regularly I would build a bankroll slowly and then blow it in a single losing streak. It's hard to think of money in your account as actual cash although I did withdraw some of it before I spunked it away.