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2NL Should I buy-in $2 or $5 ?

2NL Should I buy-in $2 or $5 ? - Thu Nov 08, 2012, 01:42 PM
fp_boss77's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 490
Hi, Should I buy-in for the maximum $5 at the 2NL ?

Cuz when I have a hand I can always capitalize the maximum on them.

What are the regular's insights on this topic ?

Thu Nov 08, 2012, 01:53 PM
wiltshireman's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,570
IMO it all depends on your Bankroll, take a look at this article on bankroll management as it may help you to decide whats best for you.

In general though, and depending on your bankroll, it is generally accepted that the best approach is to buy in for the table max stack.


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Thu Nov 08, 2012, 07:41 PM
fp_boss77's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 490
The article doesn't say anything about different buy-in in the same stake.
Cuz if I'd have a bankroll to buy-in $5 at 2Nl, I would be able to play at the 5NL ( bankroll wise lol ).

Thu Nov 08, 2012, 09:24 PM
topthecat's Avatar
Since: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,962
This question is really an it depends question. What does it depend on? It depends on your skill level because to play deep stacked at 2NL profitably will depend on skill to a great degree. You need to have good post flop skills and against short and middle stackers who will shove pre or on the flop your reads and equity valuation of your hand against their range of hands needs to be spot on. It is not just about getting As and Ks and shoving!!

As you rightly point out if you can play 250 BB at 2NL you are rolled to play 100 BB at 5NL. I would opt to play 5NL if this is the case as the standard is a bit higher and it will help you to grow your game and move to the next level.



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