starting capital

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    • tcs35
      tcs35
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      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 3,583
      Hello elesarrrr,

      It is because you do not have enough buy ins for that limit.

      Please read the bank roll management part of this article.

      Toby
    • elesarrrr
      elesarrrr
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      Joined: 16.06.2011 Posts: 28
      so?whats the problem?
    • lynius
      lynius
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      Joined: 15.01.2011 Posts: 382
      For starters, if you can't read a basic article and understand it, you're retarded - end of.

      You need at least 40 buy ins for a SnG to play it otherwise you'll probably go bust. (I'm gonna assume PokerStrategy says 50 - that's a fair shout too.)

      Now, I don't think it's fair they give you $50 and you go donk it off.

      Anyways, because of the affiliate deals, they cap the limits you can play on until you have X amount of something.

      Look under reason 2:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/william-hill/free50/
    • lynius
      lynius
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      Joined: 15.01.2011 Posts: 382
      I'm also going to add that I don't care how amazing a player you are, because even Phil Ivey would go bust if he didn't follow bankroll managment.

      It's kind of like putting your whole bankroll on a table and going all in with AA against KK. You're going to lose your entire bankroll 15% of the time.

      So to sustain being a winning player, you need a bankroll that can sustain a few bad beats - hence cash games are 25 buy ins. SnGs 50, MTT - 200?

      Sorry for being a bit blunt and rude, just the mood i'm in. Have fun and good luck at the tables :)
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Good morning Guys :)


      @elesarrrr, as Toby mentioned it before, If you start playing poker with the $50 starting capital, you can only play beginners' limits initially:

      - No Limit: $0.02/$0.04
      - Fixed Limit: $0.10/0.20
      - Sit and Go Tournaments: $1 Buy-in

      Thank you for helping out guys :heart:

      @ lynius, hope your mood is up now after a good night sleep.

      Have a nice day guys
      Ingrid
    • lynius
      lynius
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      Joined: 15.01.2011 Posts: 382
      Originally posted by IngridN
      @ lynius, hope your mood is up now after a good night sleep.
      Well the exam went better than I thought it would :) I'll say that much. Summer begins soon and the so does the numerous hours of poker :D