Poker

Determining Your Buy-in for a Poker Cash Table

Determining your buy-in at a poker cash table can be a tricky decision, and depending on whom you ask depends on what kind of answer you will receive. However, your starting amount can be very important and affect the way you play and whether or not you win or lose.

First of all, what is a cash table? A cash table is a table that you sit down at and exchange chips for cash. Your buy-in amount may be different than the other players and you can get up and leave any time you like. This is not a tournament where you play till the death. Players at your table may come and go. Even when someone loses all their money they can rebuy back into the game, giving them a second chance to win your money.

How much do you need to sit down at a cash table? This answer is subjective and depending on where you look will depend on the answer you receive. Most pros say you need anywhere between 30 and 50 times your big blind. If you are playing no limit Texas holdem for blinds of one and two dollars, then most pros suggest you sit down with around $100. However, you will often see people buy in for 100 or 200 times the big blind. For limit poker, the pros suggest buying in for around 30 times the big bet. This means if you are playing 2-4 limit, you should sit down with around 120 dollars. However, you might see players sitting down with 20 dollars at a time. You may want to sit down with half of that. The choice is really up to you. It depends on how much you are willing to risk and what kind of game you play. Do you like to have a big stack and bully the other players around? If that’s the case, then buy in at the maximum and make those buying in at the minimum pay (almost all tables will have a minimum and a maximum requirement). If you are a more conservative player and don’t want to lose more than 50 dollars, well then don’t sit down with more than 50 dollars. One of the benefits of cash tables are that you control the dynamics of your bankroll. You don’t have to wait for a good run to accumulate chips to start bullying the table, just buy in big!

Determining your buy-in also will help lead you to proper bankroll management, which is a must for any aspiring poker player. Picking a number you are comfortable with will help take the focus off money and help you enjoy the game and maybe even become a successful winning player! At the Dominoqq sites, the payment will be done through the credit cards. The money stolen from the credit cards will be retrieved back through the players. 

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