Is playing the Bankroll Builder even worth the effort? I must not be living right do to the fact, I’ve been stacked so many times by players who go all in with nothing and end up Rivering everyone including myself. I can’t count the times I have had great hands and still got stacked. I may not be as good as I thought I was, as a player. In this last week I played the Bankroll Builder game and have been stacked so many times, and I’m playing pretty darn good hands, that I can’t count them. I’m just watching my bankroll go down, down and down. It’s fun to play, but how does one deal with someone that goes All In all the time and seems to come out smelling like a rose. I’m just trying to build up my, so called Bankroll, but I’ve been steam rolled way too many times. Just not play? I’m not the best player, by no means, but I’m not the worst. Does anyone feel the same, or is it just me, lol.
Just to add a little more to the fire. Is it me, or does it seem the same two or three players keep winning these hands?
Bankroll Builder is aimed at beginner/new players who are learning poker. Low entry fee, very low prize pool, if you are comfortable enough with the game, there certainly are other more worthwhile tournaments to enter.
Sometimes they seem to go on heaters. If you’re going all in against them everytime they go all in, you’re going to lose more than you think you should. Best way to play against them is wait until you have an incredible hand. Fold out any marginal hand. I know that’s a boring thought, but boring poker is winning poker. We all go through this situation because at free poker, people quite often don’t know how to fold. The higher stakes you play, the more you’ll play against more savvy players who don’t go to the river with absolutely nothing even after big bets on multiple streets. However, I’ve noticed that even as you move up in stakes lotsa players will still limp in, which tells you they aren’t very good.
I guess I’m not very good, lol. Thanks for the answer.
I just now got stacked in a regular Bankroll Builder, where you don’t get to rebuy in. It’s just a regular style game. I had 3 7’s, two pocket and drew the third of the flop, saw possible straight on the flop, but it was going to be a decent set of cards the other player was holding, and guess what, yep, he had the two he needed. Ever heard the song by AC/DC, “She’s got the Jack?” Well, he had me stacked. That’s been my luck lately. Ouch!
Got other things to do. And this just made me go do them, lol.
Save your chips for another kind of play besides bankroll builders
Play 1/2 cash games until you’ve improved and be patient. Bad players will give you all of their chips if you are patient and only play good hands. Play in position, don’t defend your blinds with crap, pay close attention to the board and what kind of hands can be made with it, bet your strong hands because your opponents are usuall only paying attention to what they have, and be aggressive once you’ve bet. Remember, big bets on the turn are usually the nuts. Big bets on the river are the nuts.
Remember, tournament play is different to Ring Game play. Freeroll tournaments are recommended, cost nothing to register, as long as you don’t get drawn into the early stage pre-flop all inners, you can get used to the tournaments and learn to bide your time to get into the paying positions.
Again, I’m somewhat confused about this topic name, as Bankroll Builder is a tournament, not a ring game.
It is only worth it if you set your first goal to reach the final table, as that is where the payout is. You won’t reach that goal if are calling the all ins continuously. As already mentioned, fold all marginal hands and have the patience and discipline required to wait on the great hands you may have.
ddaafternoons: “It’s fun to play, but”
Yes I agree, and this is really the only reason I would play Bankroll Builder: if im in the mood to have fun: play Bingo & gamble! Really I think it depends on mood & personality in determining: “is it worth it personally?”
The name, however IMO is pretty ironic bc as you said: “I’m just watching my bankroll go down, down and down.” I’d be surprised if any player could show good, reliable winning results from playing in BB. The BB seems to promote bingo & is therefore high variance and risky so IMO is a terrible way to try and build a bankroll. That said its deff fun “IF” gamble & bingo is your weapon of choice, then its worth it!
A more accurate descriptive name for BB would be: Fun Bingo IMO! But I’m sure it would get less players joining. Imagine if the a casino had posters everywhere that said: “The House ALWAYS Wins!!!” Although some people love to gamble and fly high like Mr Trueman, Jim Carrey: “Book me a ticket TODAY, right now!” LETS FLY!
I have played BB a few times and mostly lost although I have finished top 3 at least twice & have played very few times over several years. You need to be willing to gamble and play bingo unfortunately/fortunately in BB to increase results. It does get less stupid after the rebuy is over, but at this point if you were not willing to intelligently/stupid gamble you are prob a small or med stack at best, unless fairly lucky.
I’m a ring player, but I also played a lot of 3MAX SnG when I started on RP. Its a bad game to play to build a bankroll IMO but its fun so again: what is worth it? Having fun.
I certainly wouldn’t recommend BB to any new players unless they love to have fun & gamble.
BeerEagle69: “Low entry fee, very low prize pool”
There is a low entry BUT there is a rebuy option in most BB, although not all. I wonder how much the rebuy adds to the prize pool? IMO if u enter a BB Bingo MTT u should be willing to rebuy. BB promotes bingo IMO and most dont like that so, its not a good game to shoot at “beginner/new players who are learning poker.”
If you want to win chips, “Build a Bankroll” then buy them or just play ring:
Then the blinds will eat your stack
I completely agree. And the frustration of folding hands you might have wanted to play, but some fool has gone all-in for the 6th time Pre-Flop, is relieved 10x over when you call them all-in with the nuts and they leave the tournament.
Not if you play the great hands well.
Great hands are far and few. If you have the big stack to wait it out, great, you don’t know if you have the “ great hand “. Many think they do then blame the bad beat on Replay.
I’d like to thank all that answered my question and I meant to say Tournament play not Ring games. I appreciate all the fine answers.
If possible, you might need to change the title of this thread. The title threw us off.
Lol, yup I was thinking about that