Some rules for building a good bankroll from the bottom
Each of us came to poker in different ways: someone was taught to play by friends, someone has the same friends who are already showing successful results, and you wanted to follow their example. But in order to demonstrate an excellent and profitable game, one of the most important criteria is the game according to the bankroll.
In this article, we will analyze a few rules how almost any novice player can make himself a decent bankroll with the right approach.
1️⃣ Don't rush from one limit to another one, start the game from the very bottom
If you have replenished your account with $200 for example, this does not mean that you can play $50-100 tournaments, or put all 200 bucks into 1/2 cash. The probability that you will fail and lose all the money with this approach is close to 100%.
After all, we came to poker for a long time, and not for the purpose of having fun for one evening. It is best to start with small stakes, such as NL2, where it is much easier to get some profit. At first, this will be the most important factor. Finishing gaming sessions with a positive result, you will be able to set yourself the right direction of movement and achieve greater motivation to play further.
An initial bankroll and an understanding of the basics of bankroll management are one of the most important aspects for any player, regardless of the limits played. When playing NL2, it is best to have at least 50 BI, and even more is better. The bigger and more secure your starting bankroll is, the easier it will be for you to deal with losses and bad beats, without which poker does not exist. We should also mention the dispersion, which you will be able to bear more easily with a deeper bankroll.
2️⃣ Choose the optimal style of play
It is not necessary to reinvent the wheel, we will use what was invented a long time ago and is still very effective. We're talking about a tight-aggressive style of play. Considering the rather large number of frankly weak and loose players at these limits, choosing a tight-aggressive style will be the best solution.
Its features include a clear understanding of the played preflop ranges, complete control over your emotions, the concepts of positions and the features of playing each of them, resistance to tilt, etc. Having managed to polish the above points in your game, NL2 will turn from routine work into pleasant entertainment for you.
3️⃣ Choose your opponents correctly
A tight-aggressive playing style will bring you much more profit, if you take seriously the choice of the playing field and the search for "convenient" opponents at the same time.
The plan for searching is approximately the following: we select a table, take a seat and observe the players for some time. Our potential victims enter the game too often, use minimum stakes, limp into the hand and don’t use auto-rebuys and multi-tables. A tight-aggressive approach against them is ideal.
Such players are called recreational, they part with money much more often and faster than professional players. Unfortunately, over the years there are not many of them in online poker, but still there are rooms in which lineups tend to be perfect.
For example, Suprema Poker boasts the best online lineups at the moment. All because of the numerous amateur players from Brazil and other countries for whom poker is entertainment, not a way to earn money. Be sure to try out the Suprema Poker app, the OASIS club (ID 77777) is the largest and provides 2,800 tables daily, playing 24/7 at any limits.
4️⃣ Be confident in yourself!
This phrase would seem banal and trivial, but it has not lost its relevance to this day: “only a confident player will be able to reach poker heights”. But this does not mean that your actions at the gaming table should be thoughtless at the same time. Courage in making decisions is one thing, but the validity of these decisions is another.
If your bankroll says you can move up in the limits, but you feel that you are not yet ready to play at bigger limits, the right thing to do is to postpone the decision and wait until your mental and technical components are equal.