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    So as of today I'm not such a busy student who doesn't have time to play, still have Uni but I expect it to calm down now until after christmas. With the extra time I'm going to have free over the coming month I want to start making headway with one of my long term goals. I've always had ambitions to forray until live play, this might sounds a bit ambitious but I always hear about how soft the play is, Dave has told me that a player who beats 2nl consistently can win at the lowest live stakes.I also have further motivation to get some practice in on the live felt as I am hoping to make it out to Hong Kong this summer on an type of exchange where I would attend the University of Hong Kong for 6 weeks. Hong Kong is very close to Macau, the Vegas of Asia, and is supposedly very accesible. From what I have read on the internet the games have value dripping from them. While I am out in Hong Kong it would be a shame to miss such an exciting opportunity, even if I could only play a four or 3 or 4 times it would be awesome. You never know if I did well I may be able to squeeze a week in before I leave. If I'm to take this seriously I'd like to get a bit of live play in before hand to see how I fair, so this month is an ideal time to start. My only problem is, I don't know how big a bankroll I'd need. The lowest buy in at the local casino is £0.50/£1. I'm not sure if an online Bankroll should have a different number of buy ins to live cash games due to the speed of play. Any opinions and advice would be great Thanks Oliver umbup: Sorry about the long post, I originally wrote this as a blog but realised that I had a lot of question
    Last edited by Croyd93; Sun Dec 02, 2012, 04:09 PM.
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      A bankroll for full time play is much larger than required for recreational play. My normal casino game is $1/$3 with a $300 buy in. I usually take three buy-ins of disposable income for a weekend and have never have consumed all of it and have come close infrequently.

      If you have a poker roll you play from and cannot readily reload then you obviously need more depending on your ability to reload.

      HTH

      Good decisions!

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        Thanks Joe, I think i'm gonna go try out the games one night with a buy in or two that if i lose it won't really matter to me. I'll see it as more of a shot at the live games than planing to play for a regular income. Thanks for the advice Oliver umbup:
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          You don't need a bankroll if your only going to play a few times. If I were you I would just set aside a few buy-ins. However many you think you will need/ can afford. Assume it is spent money and treat it that way until you heading back home from Hong Kong.

          I only have some experience playing $1/$2 no-limit live, but I can assure you it is much softer than anything online, except maybe 2NL. It is comparable in skill level to 2NL. There will be some decent players in the bunch though, so try to practice some table selection. If you feel like there are a bunch of solid players at your table, which is rare, simply ask for a table change.

          P.S. I would be super jealous of you if you get to play poker in Macau!

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            Around here the weekends have tons more fish than do the weekdays.

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              Thanks the help
              Originally posted by RockerguyAA View Post
              P.S. I would be super jealous of you if you get to play poker in Macau!
              Nothing is set in stone yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed If I do manage to get out to Macau then I'll take a set amount with me I'm willing to lose and once it's gone it's gone. For now I'm going to try and build a little live roll playing in the UK and see how it goes umbup:
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