A follow-on, thanks @1Warlock, to the discussion about bankroll limits on players.
My acceptance that a bankroll limit is not necessarily a good thing, and the arguments made by my opponents, leads to the conclusion that it is I who is lacking rather than the rules.
My proposition is this: My chips do have a value to ME. It may be, as I said in the linked thread, a time value and for some other people it may be an emotional value or some other value. It is, at best, very difficult to outplay a person (“old mate”) who values their chips at, relatively, zero.
To open the discussion, let’s consider the question that I posed to @AKFolds:
What do I do when it limps to me, on the button, and I’m holding Q6s, for example? I’m pretty happy to raise that most of the time but I know that old mate is going to re-raise a significant portion of the time and Q6s, in my mind, isn’t strong enough to 4-bet or call his 3-bet.
His 3-bet range is, quite likely, 60% or more of possible hands. I’m not a long way behind but he does have a 10% equity advantage. In a ring game, it’s entirely possible that I would, sometimes, 4-bet or shove over the top of him simply because I can reload and take him out with my KK at some stage. I just can’t do that in a tournament where the buy-in does have a real “value” to me.
Old mate, realistically, can re-raise with any two cards. I have to fold anything other than, say, QQ+ which I will shove re-raise with. He can fold and do the same the next time. I have one, and only one chance at this. If I’m playing even 1/100 bankroll, I am going to lose my money due to pure, dumb, luck.
I can, of course, limp in with everyone else and hope. I’m not going to hit 2 pair often enough to make that a winning strategy. With 3 people in the game and I’m holding top pair, I’m going to fold to any bet just as fast as I can push the button!
I just don’t see any way of using my “limited for whatever reason” bankroll to defeat an, effectively, infinite bankroll.
Over to you, experts, I’m out of ideas