texas hold'em bankroll

The typical limit for a Texas holdem bankroll should be 300 times the Big Blind in a cash game and 10 times the buy-in in a Sit and Go tournament. This should be plenty for probably 80% of the Holdem players.

A couple things to remember about poker bankroll management:

  • We need to maintain enough money in our poker bankroll because we all go through downswings

  • Most downswings never go past 100 times the Big Blind.

  • Your money is to support your emotional well-being, to keep you from playing scared.

Should your money drop down to 300 times the Big Blind or 10 times the buy-ins of the limit you should drop down to a lower stake. Remember your poker bankroll determines your playing limits.  For example...

  • If you are playing in a $1/2 cash game and your Texas Holdem bankroll drops down from $600 to $300, in that case your online cash game strategies should require you to drop down to $.50 / 1.00 until your money is back up to $600.

  • If you are playing in $20 buy-in Sit and Go and your holdem bankroll drops from $200 to $100 in that case drop down, play in $10 Sit N Go tournaments until you build your money back up.


Remember the following Holdem bankroll tips as they will help you through the ups and downs of your texas holdem bankroll:

  1. Never play with scared money. Play at a level where you are motivated to play but do not risk going broke

  2. When you are playing Holdem, you should have enough money to play approximately 300 times the big bet.

  3. Should you be playing well and it is a good game, stay in the game even if you are losing at the moment.

  4. But if you are playing in a bad game, leave even though you are winning. Go and find a better game.

  5. By no means, go on 'tilt'. Recognize the signs of when you are about to go on 'tilt' and leave the game for a while.

  6. If you lose too much at a certain limit make sure to step down a limit or two until you can afford to play at the higher limits again.

  7. Keep a book of your winnings, losses, number of hours played and the games you play in.

  8. Only play when you are up to playing and when you are mentally prepared

The following bankroll management charts are prepared to give you guidance on your typical playing limit.

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Cash Games Chart

Limit Money Needed
$.50-$1.00 $300.00
$1.00-$2.00 $600.00
$2.00-$4.00 $1200.00
$3.00-$6.00 $1800.00
$5.00-$10.00 $3000.00
$15.00-$30.00 $9000.00
$20.00-$40.00 $12,000.00

Sit and Go Chart

Limit Money Needed
$2.00 $20.00
$5.00 $50.00
$10.00 $100.00
$20.00 $200.00
$30.00 $300.00
$50.00 $500.00
$100.00 $1000.00

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