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Head Games: Check Your Ego at the Door and Ask Yourself: Are You Ready to Move Up to Higher Stakes In Cash Games?

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 20, 2013


The Pros: Greg Raymer, Derric Haynie, Chris “Fox” Wallace, and Jared Bartlett Craig Tapscott: What are the signposts that determine that a player is ready to move up in stakes in cash games? Greg Raymer: The primary sign that you’re ready to move up in stakes is that you have a large enough bankroll to do so, and you have been beating the games you’re currently playing for a significant amount. A rule of thumb for bankroll management is that you should have at least 100 buy-ins for a game; less than 100 will lead to a too high chance that you will go broke playing in a game, even if you are playing well enough to be a winner in that game. However, just because you have built your bankroll to an amount that is 100 buy-ins for a game does not mean you should play in it. You also should wait ...

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