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Create a Separate Poker Bankroll (Free Poker Strategy Video)
One really common way people "suck" at poker when they're starting out is by not separating their poker bankroll from their regular life money.
Having a dedicated poker bankroll will help you keep track of your wins and losses and reduce the stress of losing sessions.
In this free poker strategy video we give you easy-to-follow bankroll guidelines and explain why keeping your poker money separate from your daily expenses is a really easy way to take the game more seriously.
A Poker Bankroll is a Slow Build, Not a Race
Yes, the stories you've heard from your poker playing buddies are true.
There are some people who deposited $100 online and within a couple of years had $1m+ bankrolls and were playing some of the highest-stakes available.
This is not the norm. And it's not very likely it'll happen to you.
Back in the early days of the online poker boom (2004-2006) this might have been a semi-common story but it certainly isn't the experience for most every poker player in the world.
Most poker players, in fact, never even advance past the micro-stakes. But there certainly are ways you can build a nice, profitable poker bankroll over time with solid practice and good money management skills.
The first and most important rule to ensure that: Never play with money you can't afford to lose.
There's Poker Money and There's Life Money
We can't stress enough how important it is to keep those two things separate.
The added stress playing for money you need to get by everything is more than enough to keep you from playing your best poker game. And simply not something you'd ever want to experience.
If you're playing online poker and you don't want to keep re-depositing, follow our guidelines and give yourself the best chance of never going broke.
Find out how many buy-ins you should have depending on whether you're playing cash games or tournaments to make sure you can survive a big run of bad luck.
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