While many dream of the coveted Main Event bracelet, others aim to become regulars at the high-stakes game – or High Roller tournaments. However, the latter contains a fact that is rarely talked about.
When you see players at high-stakes tables, you tend to think of two things: either they have as much money as their bankroll will allow, or they bet A significant portion of their net worth. According to professional gamer Matthew Hunt, neither of these is usually true.
Matthew Hunt at the WSOP a few years ago.
The Brit does some calculations with a variance calculator to figure out how much bankroll he would need to win at the $500/USD game. Comfortable $1,000 cash games with 250 BB chips or $250,000 tournaments. For the former, the cost is about $6 million, and for tournaments, it can be as high as $12 million, depending on how many of these events you want to play along the way Year.
“If you see a player at a $500/$1,000 blinds table, chances are the big blind means a lot less to them than to the average person ; but that’s also highly unlikely.” Meaningless. In fact, the only players who have no sense for the money tend to be casual players who make a lot of money outside of poker and just enjoy the game as a fun pastime. ”
According to hunting by almost anyone proficient in money management, they will sell most games when playing high-stakes games. Pros are less Possibly showing off his full skill set on the tournament floor with an average six-figure buy-in. He claims to have heard the story of a former Super High Roller Bowl winner who was only 6% when he won.
At this point, he concluded by saying: Nobody has as much money in the high stakes as they think, but that doesn’t make the The level of skill and mental toughness required to compete at this level; it just means players are applying slightly different skills, and “You should be doing the same thing regardless of the stakes you play. “