Posted by karmie
It amazes me how people who registered 2 years ago are trying to justify not using auto top up. In my opinion there is absolutely no excuse for not using auto top up to 40bb if short stacking or 100/200bb if allowed.
Some simple reasons:
1) HEM or PT3 will tell you profit/loss per table or session so no need to 'see what you have lost/won'.
2) You win at poker
long term by making the correct decisions and capitalising on your opponents mistakes. It is therefore better and more profitable to play with a constant full stack/deeper where you can really exploit these mistakes.
3) When you don't auto top up and slowly wriggle down to say 60bbs (from 100) you leave a lot less room for turn and river play which is where the biggest mistakes (and profits!) are usually made.
4) Table image; anybody not topping up is going to be marked as a fish and it may have an impact on the way others play against you. For example in tougher games you may get isolated OOP more frequently then normal.
As a summary your goal in this game is to win ALL THE MONEY and the bigger your stack the more you can win! If you buy in for 40bb (and you are not short stacking) and say 'just in case i get coolered' you are not rolled/good enough to play in that game.