Minimum bankroll needed to play $3.50 turbo 6max sng's?

    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      Hi, I am currently playing $1.50 6max turbos. What kind of bankroll will prevent me from going broke at the $1.50's, saying I am at least a slightly winning player?
      I want to decide on some amount and mix in a $3.50 with everything I have above that amount, and play $1.50's with the rest. This should build my bankroll the fastest on average if I am a winning player, no? And I can be sure I won't get below the amount I choose by playing $3.50's.
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    • Thiamtan
      Thiamtan
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      30 buy in ore 50 if you are discipline so you can move done if you lose more and 5 buy in so i think are good but some do 25, 30 50 100 buy in so the are up to you how discipline you are
    • la55i
      la55i
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      30 buy-ins works at cash games but I have understood that for tourneys you need a lot bigger bankroll. I have read someone suggest that 50 buy-ins should be the minimum but since you are playing turbo sngs (higher variance at the turbos, I guess?) you should go even bigger.
    • Ka0s
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      Thank you guys,

      I read in the strategy articles something between 50 and 100, but that's a broad range. 30 Doesn't seem like enough to me :) 6max is a bit more aggressive than full-ring and it's turbo's (5 min levels, not the hyper-turbo's).
    • la55i
      la55i
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      If you have the money just go with 100 bin bankroll but if you don't have that much I don't see any problem starting with 50 bins :)
      I think it is unlikely that you will hit a 50 bin downswing immediately.
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      Yes that's true. I think I will deposit $80, just over 50 buyins and go from there. If I get busted it's not the end of the world, I'll just deposit some more. Well I'm the guy you want on your table aren't I ? :f_biggrin:
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey Ka0s,

      You can also consider the average buy in rule. For instance, you can mix one $3.50 SnG in with the $1.50s. If you play 4 tables, this gives an average buy in $2. As your BR rises you can start to mix another $3.50 in and so on.

      Regards

      Laz
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      Hi Laz that's a good suggestion. Didn't think of that. I would need a bit more than, but that's okay. I think I am either doing what you said or I am going to say that I can spend everything above $100 on the $3.50's.

      I played a few $3.50's a few weeks ago or something and they where pretty much the same as the $1.50's ... except more to win. Maybe I was just at some tables with weak players, but I think it was no coincedence.
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey Ka0s.

      I used to use it back in my 45 manner days when I wanted to have a look at the next limit. I would generally have enough to move up but I am such a BRM nit. :f_eek:

      Good Luck :gl:

      Laz
    • PatPoker5
      PatPoker5
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      Joined: 15.11.2008 Posts: 24
      50 buyins seems good. $100 bankroll seems to little to play $3.50 turbo. But like you said if you don't mind depositing it is not a big deal. Be sure to do some hand analysis first to see if you have some leaks you can improve.