Variance/Bankroll requirements on double up S&Gs

    • danutz123
      danutz123
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      The bankroll recommendations don't distinguish this. It seems like they should be lower because if you are any good it's kind of like deciding the betting limits if you're a two-game casino offering roulette vs three card poker (though not so extreme variance differential) and the house and the house clearly has less break-the-bank risk with roulette.
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    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Hello danutz123,

      We do actually have an article in the silver section that discusses playing DONs.

      As with regular SnGs, you should have at least 50 buy-ins in your bankroll to play a certain limit; this will help you survive the downswings. Be aware that you will need more time to make up your losses, as you can only double your buy-in.

      Kind Regards,
      -Steve
    • danutz123
      danutz123
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      Originally posted by TheBu11d0g
      Hello danutz123,

      We do actually have an article in the silver section that discusses playing DONs.

      As with regular SnGs, you should have at least 50 buy-ins in your bankroll to play a certain limit; this will help you survive the downswings. Be aware that you will need more time to make up your losses, as you can only double your buy-in.

      Kind Regards,
      -Steve
      But, because of lower variance the amounts you're likely to have to make up is also less.

      A more extreme example than mine above (btw, with roulette, I was referring to even money bets like red/black) is playing pick-sixes with huge carryovers to flipping a 3% biased-in-your-favour coin. Obviously, you need a smaller bankroll to profit from the latter. On the smaller scale comparing the the three-winner S&Gs to the DONs, I would estimate that 33-37 bb should suffice.
    • PocketAcesJohn
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      My non helpfull post of the month:

      Why are you comparing roulette to poker? lol. BRM only applies to roulette to help you lose money slower...roulette is a lossing game long term.....Poker is not.
    • danutz123
      danutz123
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      Originally posted by PocketAcesJohn
      My non helpfull post of the month:

      Why are you comparing roulette to poker? lol. BRM only applies to roulette to help you lose money slower...roulette is a lossing game long term.....Poker is not.
      I compared roulette when you're the house. Casinos set betting limits so no player can break the bank. The higher the variance, the higher the betting limits.