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Old 12-27-2005, 06:39 PM
th3 mol3 th3 mol3 is offline
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Hey everyone, this is one of my first posts here as you can see. I've been reading the forums for at least 9 months now, and thanks to everyone that contributes here I've managed to improve my game considerably since I started (with thanks to SSHE and Harrington on Hold Em as well [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img])

Anyway, I started off on Total Poker/Landora Poker with $20 on the micro-limits and worked my way up, slowly but surely. I played mostly full table limit and NL, and have made a nice amount over the past year or so. Unfortunately, I just went on my worst run EVER there and I don't have anything left now. Fortunately, I decided to put some money on Pacific Poker a while ago and I have been doing well on the short-handed tables there, so I still have a fairly healthy bankroll (enough for 10/20 limit).

Anyway, enough of my life story. Basically, I need some guidance on what I should do next, I'm not sure if I want to carry on with short-handed limit because of the variance. I'm thinking of multi-tabling SnG's on Party Poker because I've had good success at tournaments recently, and I believe the variance will be lower? I don't mind grinding out the cash, I would prefer to do that then take massive bankroll hits. Soooooo, what game would be best for this? Cheers [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:45 PM
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it would be much easier to answer this question if you tell us what exactly your bankroll is.

the variance on SnG's is not lower than cash games i don't believe, but there are others on here who can better attest to that.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:48 PM
th3 mol3 th3 mol3 is offline
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Yeh, I should have just said I guess. It's around $5,500.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:07 PM
th3 mol3 th3 mol3 is offline
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Well, I've just had a three hour session on Pacific Poker 10/20 limit and I'm up $1000 [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Maybe I should stick to short-handed for a bit longer.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:35 PM
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Well, I've just had a three hour session on Pacific Poker 10/20 limit and I'm up $1000 [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Maybe I should stick to short-handed for a bit longer.

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SH is higher variance.

6500 is not a full roll for 10/20 limit.

discretion at this point in your poker career is the far better part of valor.

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Old 12-28-2005, 12:14 AM
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Yeh, I should have just said I guess. It's around $5,500.

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Drop back to 5/10 SH and/or $50 SNG's. Variance is your enemy right now.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:01 AM
th3 mol3 th3 mol3 is offline
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Well, I've just had a three hour session on Pacific Poker 10/20 limit and I'm up $1000 [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Maybe I should stick to short-handed for a bit longer.

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SH is higher variance.

6500 is not a full roll for 10/20 limit.

discretion at this point in your poker career is the far better part of valor.

Barron

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So, the 300xBB rule doesn't apply to short-handed?
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:54 AM
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Well, I've just had a three hour session on Pacific Poker 10/20 limit and I'm up $1000 [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Maybe I should stick to short-handed for a bit longer.

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SH is higher variance.

6500 is not a full roll for 10/20 limit.

discretion at this point in your poker career is the far better part of valor.

Barron

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So, the 300xBB rule doesn't apply to short-handed?

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I'm not sure of the exact rule of thumb for 6-max play, but I'd guess 500xBB at the absolute minimum. Those SH games can have some wicked variance, as evidenced by your +50xBB session. You could just have easily wound up on the losing end of that run...
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:55 AM
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Well, I've just had a three hour session on Pacific Poker 10/20 limit and I'm up $1000 [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Maybe I should stick to short-handed for a bit longer.

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SH is higher variance.

6500 is not a full roll for 10/20 limit.

discretion at this point in your poker career is the far better part of valor.

Barron

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So, the 300xBB rule doesn't apply to short-handed?

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I'm not sure of the exact rule of thumb for 6-max play, but I'd guess 500xBB at the absolute minimum. Those SH games can have some wicked variance, as evidenced by your +50xBB session. You could just have easily wound up on the losing end of that run...

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Well, yes, I've been playing long enough to realize this and I have had some awful sessions of 6-max online. Thanks for the advice on bankroll, though. Guess I'll play it a bit safer now.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:58 AM
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Well, I've just had a three hour session on Pacific Poker 10/20 limit and I'm up $1000 [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Maybe I should stick to short-handed for a bit longer.

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SH is higher variance.

6500 is not a full roll for 10/20 limit.

discretion at this point in your poker career is the far better part of valor.

Barron

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So, the 300xBB rule doesn't apply to short-handed?

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500 BB is safer, especially if you're playing in aggro games.
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