50 BB or 100 BB?

    • arjun2001
      arjun2001
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 352
      Hey everyone I play $0.05/0.10 on pokerstars. Usually I take around $10which is a lot more than most people recommend. When I took 50 big blinds which was $5, it was really hard to get value out of the hands becuase people kept re reaising every single hand since they didn't have to risk huge stacks.

      I kept losing blinds waiting for a hand where I could push. What do I do? Do I stick to $10, because when I bring
      $10 I usually make 50-70 cents but nothing more than that.

      Any good amounts to be taken and what kind of strategy to play with? I used to think I was a good player but when I see myself losing consistently and folding way too easily, I think I need to change my strategy.
  • 11 replies
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      100BB (10$) is definitely optimal..
    • opal99
      opal99
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      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      25BB should be enough (so it's $2.5 on your limit).. I've used this buy-ins on 0.10/0.2 & 0.15/0.3 & 0.25/0.5 and it looks fine. You can always rebuy when you have 12BB or less (you need at least 12BB all the time). There's no need to have more than 25-30 because you cant use them and other thing is: the lower stack the less dangerous you seem to be to your opponents ;)

      btw: what rake is on 0.05/0.1 on PS? Maybe you should start at 0.1/0.2 as advised in strategy articles
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      ups, blind me, nevermind.

      yes 25BB is enough. you should reload after taking a big hit though
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      I would buy in with 50BB so you don't need to worry about rebuys as much.
    • frzl
      frzl
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      Joined: 25.04.2006 Posts: 9,876
      öhm did you guys read his post ? i think he is talking about nl...

      you should start with 20bb und stick to the sss. furthermore you should post nl questions in the nl section ^^
    • Folder1706
      Folder1706
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      Joined: 30.08.2007 Posts: 352
      @frkl:
      this is the fixed limit forum section!!!!!!!
    • frzl
      frzl
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      Originally posted by Folder1706
      @frkl:
      this is the fixed limit forum section!!!!!!!
      oh sry i´ve never been here before -.-

      Originally posted by arjun2001
      I kept losing blinds waiting for a hand where I could push all in.
      maybe i´m wrong but i played fl for quite a long time and i never found the all in button :(
    • ciRith
      ciRith
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      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      Originally posted by frzl
      Originally posted by arjun2001
      I kept losing blinds waiting for a hand where I could push all in.
      maybe i´m wrong but i played fl for quite a long time and i never found the all in button :(
      Touché. ;)

      Btw on higher FL limits a normal buyin is recommended because with bigger stacks you might get more respect from even worse players which you often don't want. (I bought in for 50BB too until some good player said that this isn't optimal. Well the difference might be very small. ;) )
    • RMB
      RMB
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      Joined: 29.03.2008 Posts: 599
      20-25 BB is more than enough.

      Below 15 Rebuy.
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Buy in with some weird amount so it looks like you're almost broke.
    • arjun2001
      arjun2001
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 352
      I was actually going to post the similar thread in the NL section, in case you were wondering why I said "all in", but then I found that this was about Fixed Limit so i rather ask a question about that since I do play that with a similar problem, so I edited my post but forgot about the all in part.


      Now its edited.