Cash Game New to this

Discussion in 'Tournaments and Cash Games' started by BigSlickTux, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:20 AM.

  1. Dec 6, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    BigSlickTux

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    As mostly a tournament player, I would like to host a cash game. I've hosted only 2 cash games in my life. I have a question concerning buy-ins. The games I have hosted I've run like a casino, meaning you buy-in for whatever you want (usually $40-$50 max). You can also cash out when you want, usually with a courtesy warning (maybe 1 orbit). After reading many posts on here, it sounds like a lot of you have a set buy-in for cash games. Am I reading that right? For example, everyone buys in for $20 and when you bust out you can re-buy for another twenty.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    Most NL/PL games have a min/max buy-in. Most limit games do not.

    Not everyone needs to buy in for the same amount. Most in my core group (25c/50c NL) buy in for $60, a few buy in for $20-$40, and a few buy in for the max ($100).

    I don't know that I've experienced a cash game that *doesn't* allow re-buys.

    I don't require giving notice before leaving for the night but most players in my game know that it's the "decent" thing to do and give an orbit or two notice. Nothing worse than a hit-n-run after dragging a huge pot in a home game. Those people definitely drop down a tier (or two) on the invite list for sure.
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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    Some people do, and it's utter nonsense.
    Set a maximum and a minimum that your players will be comfortable with, and that will allow for a good game. You might want the rebuy maximum to be more, like up to the biggest stack or up to half of the biggest stack or something like that. And yeah, people can leave when they please. If they win and giant pot and run off, don't invite them back.
     
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    For my 25c/50c NLHE cash game, I allow $40 min / $100 max buy in. I allow rebuys up to $200. I used to do the whole "up to the largest stack" thing, but one player (more experienced than most of the group... and not a regular) was willing to stack off and rebuy to the largest stack, multiple times a night. While I didn't have an issue with these actions, there were grumblings amongst my regulars. I instituted the $200 rebuy rule and it fixed the "issue."
     
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    Just set a min-max buy in IMO. For the group I host, it's always ~50bb min up to 100bb to 200bb max depending on stakes.

    My players pretty much all like to buy in for $10 so if we play 5c/10c I'll set min-max to $5-20. If we play 10c/20c I'll set it to $10-20. If we play 10c/25c it'll be $10-25.

    Even if I set the max usually they will buy in for 10 at a time. I've seen someone rebuy $10 up to 4 times playing 20NL. They generally are comfortable playing with $10 at a time I guess, even if there's up to $150 on the table after a few reloads.
     
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    Vast majority of cash games (the good ones at least) let player buy-in for whatever amount between the min and max buy-in. As well as chip up anytime between hands for any amount up to the max buy-in.

    Games that require players to go broke to reload suck and are probably tournament players trying to play cash without knowing how.
     
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    No minimum at my game. Most guys buy in for the max anyways. Rebuys can be up to half the deep stack. Honestly, only a couple of us will take advantage of that. Most just rebuy for 100 (which is my initial max buy in.

    You don't have to lose all your money to rebuy/add on. I have players that if they lose 20 bucks will immediately top off to get back to 100. Other guys will wait and lose it all before rebuying. Doesn't matter to me.

    I love hosting cash games. IMO, its much easier than hosting a tourney. A few guys inevitably show up late, some leave early.

    Since most of my guys buy in for the max. I preset my starting stacks to make the start of the game a little easier.
     
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    So much this.

    I don't think my players realize how much more work a tournament is to set up and organize. Which is why I only try to host them once a month.
     
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    In casino games and other home cash games, players can re-buy or add on at anytime between hands, up to the maximum buy-in allowed.

    So if someone with $20 loses an all-in pot to someone with $18, the player now with a $2 stack doesn't have to play the next hand with a short stack -- he can add-on up to the max. (or to $20, or add on $10, or really to any amount in-between the min and max buy-in allowed.)
     
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    Rebuys up to the largest stack has always been an unwritten rule at my game. I've never had a problem with people complaining, but maybe that's because my poker buddies are degens :ROFL: :ROFLMAO::ROFL: :ROFLMAO::ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
     
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    This makes sense. Sounds like I'll keep doing what I've been doing with a few minor changes. Again, thanks for all the replies.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    I'm a ditto on this approach.