As a poker player, you know that a game of poker in theory never ends. Having a good management of your poker bankroll is an essential element to keep control over your finances and to maximize your chances of becoming a winning player.
The tips given in the list below are suggestions to
keep in mind for managing your poker game bankroll:
within the Limits You Can Afford
If you have decided to spend $ 100 on online poker and
register directly for $ 20 tournaments, your bankroll will quickly drop to zero
and you will need to top up your account.
What is the ideal size of your bankroll? A
professional player will have an infinitely more rigorous and prudent
management than an informed amateur or a recreational player. The bankroll is
the professional’s working tool. Whatever happens, he will never commit more
than 1% of his bankroll.
The recreational player can afford him less careful
management in comparison and could commit up to 4% of his bankroll, that is to
say, have available 25 times the amount he intends to play.
Sometimes you will hear one of your friends
complaining, “Last night I broke to death and tilted. I lost half of my online
bankroll. ” With good bankroll management, your friend would never have lost so
in Your Comfort Zone
By playing within limits that you are comfortable
with, you will be able to perform at your best. In many situations, you will
have to make decisions that will make your session either win or lose. To make
these decisions, you must have a free spirit. The pressure of the game is great
enough, no need to add the financial pressure.
When You Win the Game
Stopping after you have won a certain amount of money
will neither stop your losses in the long run if you are a losing player nor
protect your winnings if you are a winner. Poor players are going to lose their money no
matter what they do. Good players set an expected hourly win rate whether or
not they quit after they have pocketed a certain amount of winnings.