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Head Games Bankroll Management Wisdom: Part II – Cash Games With Lex Veldhuis, Jay Farber, and Christian Bourlier

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Aug 20, 2014


Craig Tapscott: How did you build your poker bankroll and what were the major stumbling blocks you ran into along the way? Lex Veldhuis: When I started playing poker, I started at the very bottom. This meant my investment was really small and I could build a solid foundation. A lot of people complain the lower stakes are “not real poker,” but the easy counter that I use is; “it shouldn’t take you long to beat them then.”  A lot of starting players make the mistake to deposit $50 and then jump into $10 buy-in games. This will not give you a lot of room to learn, or to handle a downswing. I suggest you make a schedule for yourself and stick to it. If you have to move down limits, you can’t lie to yourself or come up with reasons to stay there. Be disciplined. I think my biggest setbacks ...

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