The Most Useful Bankroll Management Charts

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What is a poker bankroll management chart and how is it significant in a game of poker?

Bankroll in poker, in simple words, is the amount of money that is set aside for the sole purpose of playing poker. When it comes to people playing poker, managing their bankroll should be on the top of their priority list because if they run out of money to play then how will they fund their game. The reason that bankroll is money kept ‘aside’ is that a lot of poker players who play without a bankroll tend to keep adding money in their playing fund so that they can keep the cash flowing through their game and play the game for as long as they would like. The only and the biggest problem with this approach is that at one point in time, they will end up putting all of their money on the line and if they lose, they lose it all. There is no going back from there. The need of a poker bankroll management chart arises here. When we look at a poker bankroll management chart, we can manage our bankrolls better and make better decisions regarding our money.

Poker Bankroll Management Chart for Low-stake Games

In lower stakes games, there are a substantial number of poor players. As such, at lower stakes (maybe 20bb/100 at 2NL), a strong player would usually achieve a better bb/100 win rate. As compared to medium and higher stakes (such as 3bb/100 at 200NL), this rate is greater. For lower stakes games, it becomes obvious that a good winning player would often need less stringent bankroll management guidelines. They need more because of their corresponding bb/100 win rates at higher stakes games. The poker bankroll management chart below shows exactly that.

Rate of winning

Number of big blinds required

Number of buy ins

Money at stakes ½

Money at stakes 2/5

Money at stakes 5/10

3 big blinds/ 100

10,000

100 buy ins

20,000

50,000

100,000

5 big blinds/ 100

8,000

80 buy ins

16,000

40,000

80,000

7 big blinds/ 100

6,000

60 buy ins

12,000

30,000

60,000

10 big blinds/ 100

4,000

40 buy ins

8,000

20,000

40,000

13 big blinds/ 100

3,500

35 buy ins

7,000

17,500

35,000

16 big blinds/ 100

3,000

30 buy ins

6,000

15,000

30,000

20 big blinds/ 100

2,500

25 buy ins

5,000

12,500

25,000

25 big blinds/ 100

2,000

20 buy ins

4,000

10,000

20,000

Poker Bankroll Management Chart with respect to Buy-ins

To get an accurate result, a win rate can always take from 25,000 to 100,000 hands at the very least. As and when you move through this sample size, it's always necessary to review and re-assess your figure and where it comes in the poker bankroll management chart. Then you can relate it to how many buy-ins you need to have to remain at the stake you are playing in the best and the most comfortable way possible. The fact is that this win rate could be true for poker worth three sessions. But sustaining this pace over a 25k to 100k hand sample size is going to be almost impossible. There are reasonable occasions when you may want to implore either safe or violent bankroll management norms. The poker bankroll management chart below shows exactly that.

No Limits Stakes

Minimum Buy in amount

Maximum buy in amount

Bankroll Requirement

Safe

Aggressive

2 No Limits

0.40

2.00

200

40

5 No Limits

1.00

5.00

500

100

10 No Limits

2.00

10.00

1,000

200

25 No Limits

5.00

25.00

2,500

500

50 No Limits

10.00

50.00

5,000

1,000

100 No Limits

20.00

100.00

10,000

2,000

200 No Limits

40.00

200.00

20,000

4,000

500 No Limits

100.00

500.00

50,000

10,000

1000 No Limits

200.00

1,000.00

100,000

20,000

Poker Bankroll Management for Big Games

Up until now, we were talking about normal and small games. It is time to think big. It is time to think about poker tournaments and how a poker bankroll management chart applies to tournaments. Often, to calculate the games you can play, you can use an Average Buy-in Rule. Say, for instance, their bankroll needs money worth about a 100 buy-ins. They will only play 215 tournaments with a 10,000 bankroll if they mix any lower buy-in, as well. Tournaments also bear distinctive bankroll management guidelines. The variance you will encounter will rely a great deal on variables such as:

·         The number of players present in the tournament.

·         For such tournaments, what is your Return on Investment?

·         How big is a rake?

Over the long term, many live, small-buy-in' regular tournaments are not beatable. The rake is too big compared to the prize pool. These questions are very important to ask yourself when looking at a poker bankroll management chart and when you as a player are looking at tournaments.  The system of the tournament is that there will be more variation between turbos and hyper-turbos. You as a player will be all-in more frequently and quicker, with faster blind speeds. The poker bankroll management chart below shows exactly that.

Number of players playing in tournaments

Number of buy ins required

9 players playing in tournaments

24 required buy ins

45 players playing in tournaments

69 required buy ins

90 players playing in tournaments

103 required buy ins

245 players playing in tournaments

154 required buy ins

550 players playing in tournaments

219 required buy ins

1,200 players playing in tournaments

289 required buy ins

2,600 players playing in tournaments

375 required buy ins

The need for these charts is becoming more and more as the game of poker progresses and as more and more people try to make a career out of this game. The efficiency of a player can be judged by how they manage their bankroll and by how well they adhere to these charts.

With this, you now know all you need to know about poker bankroll management charts. Download the GetMega app and play poker with your friends now!

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