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Is the 1% rule for MTTs still applicable in todays games?

    • gobby88
      gobby88
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2015 Posts: 15
      I'll be jumping into MTT where fields are typically 3000+ runners on Stars. Typical buyin level will be $10-$30.
      Is 1% investment (i.e. 100 buyins bankroll) too low nowadays?
  • 3 replies
    • Asaban
      Asaban
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 9,180
      Unfortunately it is.
      My personal recommendation for the limits you are aiming for would be at least 300 buyins, better 400.

      Regards,
      Asaban
    • gobby88
      gobby88
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2015 Posts: 15
      wow, that is a lot! do you know if this is based on a risk of ruin formula, or just general guidelines?
    • Asaban
      Asaban
      Moderator
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      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 9,180
      It's based on personal experience after >10 years of poker and several years as a private coach ;)
      Variance gets very extreme in those big field low limit tournaments. If you don't want to deposit again you should take the saver route.
      If that is not a problem for you and your mindset is good enough to adjust your limits on a daily basis, you can try it with less.

      Regards,
      Asaban