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MSS Buy-in 40% or 40BB? Sites vary Max Buy-in

    • surfwell1818
      Joined: 18.11.2009 Posts: 137
      Hi guys,
      What I need is your advice...pleeeeeese,
      I've played 7k hands of MSS @888poker @1c/2cNL.
      AT 888 1c/2cNL-
      Max BI =$2 =100BB =100% of max BI($2)
      Min BI = 40c = 20BB = 20% of max BI($2)
      My MSS BI = 80c =40BB = 40% of max BI.
      I have been doing well and building my $50 very nicely.
      Now today I went to Pokerstars where I have a similar Bankroll that I haven't touched for a few months and checked out their 1c/2cNL tables.
      AT POKERSTARS 1c/2cNL-
      Max BI =$5 = 250BB =100% of max BI($5)
      Min BI = 80c = 40BB = 16% of max BI ($5),
      SO my question is...
      should I BI for 40BB = 80c or 40% of max BI = $2 =100BB.
      At 888 the $2 BI would put me at a BSS buy-in
      At Pokerstars the $2 would put me at a MSS buy-in
      It's both at 1c/2cNL remember.
      Also MSS at 888 1c/2cNL cash out @ $1= up 10BB=up 10% of max BI.
      At Pokerstars should I cash out @ up 10BB or up 10% of max BI?
      This advice will help me experiment the MSS at various sites that I play at.
      Thanks for reading this long post, I hope it helps me and other MSS pokersite surfers.
  • 6 replies
    • qnb07
      Joined: 26.08.2007 Posts: 644
      you always buy in for 40bb. it doesnt matter what the max BI in.
      so at 1c/2c you buy in for 80c
      there´s a chart for reference.
    • surfwell1818
      Joined: 18.11.2009 Posts: 137
      Thanks qnb07,
      And cash out at +10BB I assume.?
    • ZeloSlb
      Joined: 29.03.2007 Posts: 45
      yea. if u buy in for 100bb that's BSS :)
    • purplefizz
      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      awesome help in here. ty guys!

      loove this community! :f_love:

    • abhi147
      Joined: 12.08.2011 Posts: 935
      Try pkr
      See the min buy in there
      Now that's the ideal min buyin :P

      On a serious note mss can by anything from 30 to 50 buyin
      I decide my buyin based on the site, the table flop%

      Loser table I buyin around 50 and tighter I buyin 30
      Also depends on 6 max or 9 max
    • surfwell1818
      Joined: 18.11.2009 Posts: 137
      Thanks abhi147,
      That sounds like some solid advice.
      I have been targeting tabled with a VPIP of 30% and above.Fullring 9 players.
      After my initial post I played a short session at Pokerstars with 100BB but played closer to the MSS strategy than the BSS strategy.
      It was an experiment that was successful because I was up 85BB for 1 hour, but with all small sample sizes I am not taking too much strategy wise from it.
      I know it would be best to do a bigger sample like 20k hands as usual.
      As a side question,
      What do you all think of being the best site to grind it up, 888 or Pokerstars?
      There is I'm guessing 10x the traffic at Pokerstars than 888.
      Also my Bankrolls are 888=$75.58 and Pokerstars $120.12.
      I'm playing 1c/2cNL @ both but could step up at Pokerstars I guess?
      I'm feeling unbeatable....HAHA...
      Seriously thanks everyone, any advice is welcome.