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Limit vs. No-Limit Max Buy-Ins

Discussion in 'Cash Game / Ring Game Advice' started by links_slayer, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. links_slayer

    links_slayer Master of the 3-Putt Par
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    For our low stakes ($0.25/$0.50) no-limit cash games, we've made the minimum buy-in $10 (20xBB) and the maximum buy-in $25 (50xBB). Honestly, I could care less about the minimum, but is 50xBB a typical max buy-in for NL cash games?

    Also, I got a few emails today from the guys I played with last night after golf requesting to play $0.50/$1 Limit next week. 50xBB seems a tad extreme for a limit game considering you can only lose a pre-determined amount per hand. What's a typical maximum buy-in for a limit game at these stakes?
     
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  2. Buzzerbeater

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    There isn't one. Sky's the limit. Minimum should be around 10BB.
     
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    No buy in limit for a limit game. I usually buyin for 30BB's. I'd say at least 10BB's for a min as said already.
     
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    links_slayer Master of the 3-Putt Par
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    Thanks guys.

    There's a limit to the buy-in for No-Limit games.
    ~and~
    There's no limit to the buy-in for Limit games.

    Makes perfect sense. :twisted:

    :happy:
     
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  5. BRProPoker

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    50bbs max for a NL game seems a little short-handed. I much prefer 100bbs or even uncapped buy-ins. 100bbs is standard for many casinos and online games. It gives you enough room to maneuver.

    Maybe I am just used to poker in Tunica - uncapped NL baby! It is a beautiful site to see people sit down with 1k-2k in a $1/2 NL game.
     
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    By the way, in our local $0.25/0.50 NL games, minimum is $20 and standard is $40-50. There is technically no buy-in so by the end of the night some people will be buy-in or rebuy for $100.
     
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    *EDIT* Oops! Double-post. My internet connection is spotty right now.
     
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    Captn_All_In Creativity Alliance

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    Probably a dumb question...

    Do you do the same for rebuys? Or do you up the max?

    I have worked my NL games where rebuys could be equal to the largest stack....never had anyone do that, but I put it in writing just in case someone wanted to.

    Any thoughts??
     
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    I never sit at a NL table with less than 100 big BLINDS. Usually I buy for 25-30 big BETS in limit. Whatever is the "rounder" number. I prefer no maximums on buy-ins regardless of structure.
     
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  10. links_slayer

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    I don't think this is a dumb question at all. In fact, I was thinking about asking it as well. I guess I just figured if you were down to the felt you just reloaded for whatever amount you wanted up to the max buy-in. Allowing someone to reload for the amount equal to the big stack at the table is an interesting proposal though.
     
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    For our .50/1.00 games min buy-in is usually $25 and max is $100.
     
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    Reloading for the MAX stack at the table I think defeats the purpose of having a max in the first place. Situation I can see in one of my games as follows:
    Bigshot layerman moneybags, buys in for max $100, shortly after the first few hands, he'll go all in every time against the BIGGEST stack.
    If this happens even on the FIRST hand, his stack is now $200 compared to $100 (except the winner of first pot).

    I think it best to keep the MAX buy-in throughout the game.
    Those lawyers will find every nook and cranny.

    Again, just my 2 chips.
     
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    Usually in Limit games the min buy in is 10x the small bet. Max buy in is not limited because you normally dont get an advance to players with smaller stacks.

    In NL the min Buy in mostly is 20 times the Big Blind and capped at 100x Big Blinds.

    I would cap the Buy in at the same level the hole night and not dependig on the other players stack.
     
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    I agree about 50bb being short, but that is the max buyin ($100 at 1/2) at both my local (Niagara Falls) casinos. And at Seneca over the river, i think.
    I don't really know why it's not $200.
     
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    I think the reason why I wrote that rule that was was because during one of the first cash games I ran I busted a guy and he said he didnt want to buy in again because then he would "automatically" be shortstacked... it struck me as odd so I told him he could buy in for the biggest stack because I thought it would be unfair for him to buy in for more than the the biggest stack, but he didnt reload at all and left a short time later[which was no big deal really and there were no hard feelings on either side]. Since then I felt I set a precedent by saying that and just went with it.

    I will be making the change to a set MAX after our summer league wraps up in August....

    Thanks guys!!
     
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  16. dad604

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    For a limit game, there is no need to limit the max buyin but should have a min buyin. A good guide line to buy in at limit game is 50x big blind. A true NL game also has no max buyin. The game nowaday called NL with max buyin is a recent thing.
     
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    OK OK Dad you dont have to keep repeating yourself:wink: LMAO
     
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  18. dad604

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    Well, when you get to my age!!!

    I swear I only hit the submit button ONCE.
     
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    Keep doing that you'll wind up with RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI RSI
     
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    I don't think I would let them rebuy to the big stack. That seems like rewarding the donks. And, if that was a rule, why wouldn't everyone have used it? Why would you sit at the game shorter than the big stack when you can match him?
     
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