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    Default US player not sure how to build $300 BR post BF havn't played in 1 1/2 yrs

    The reason im not sure what to do is I am a MTT player and always have been. The only cash games I liked was the rush poker back before BF. I just found out bovada has "zone" poker which seems a good avenue to build a BR there and really the only option ive seen to get in enough volume. SO that's $100 going there. I have $200 more from a lotto ticket I won $300 on the other day. I work full time and after bills I have about $100 to live on each month so I don't have the option to just drop 1-2k for a low stakes mtt BR which is what I would Like to do. I just don't see how to get in the volume to build $200 up to a low/mid stakes BR in less then like 6 months. I can't grind 30-50 180's a session anymore. THe only decent micro stakes MTT ive seen are at carbon but even then its not much. Sng's are few and far between and cash games are not an option on carbon so idk. Zone poker gives me a gr8 avenue to build a roll on bovada. But I want to build a mtt roll on carbon. So if yall were in my shoes. How would you build a $200 roll on carbon w/o cash games? even if I wanted to play cash every person ive talked to says carbon poker micro nl cash is reg infested and not even worth the effort unless your real good. Carbon and bovada seem to be only 2 realistic options. Revolution and Americas cardroom have like 5-10 micro tourneys a day so not even worth the time. Please help because I have lots of time to dedicate to building this roll. I work 6pm-12am so can play 8/10am-6pm for 8-10 hrs day plus I have Saturdays 3/4pm till Monday 6pm off. so I can put in a lot of volume but HOW? this is what I don't know and would really appreciate some help. Thank you for your time and I appreciate any advice I get.
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    I can't help with the MTT question, but as far as microstakes 6max cash 'reg infestation', Black Chip is much worse than Carbon imo. Bovada is the softest as you would expect. I really like Carbon, better software and more fun than Black Chip, and I like the different table themes. I believe America's Cardroom is another skin for Black Chip. They're both on the Winning Poker Network. So it should be just like Black Chip.

    As for getting enough MTT action you'll probably have to play on more than one site to get enough games, I imagine. Maybe we'll get lucky and PokerStars will let us back. They paid the DOJ a half billion fine on behalf of FullTilt when they took over so they should be in the government's good graces. Let us back, PokerStars! pleeeeeeeeeeeease
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    Could you split your roll between sites and think of it as one bankroll for all poker play? If you had to play on more than one site. I'm not sure if that's a mathematically acceptable bankroll management strategy or not. Any risk management experts out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskanShark View Post
    micro nl cash is reg infested


    Micro cash is definitely beatable and regs are still terrible bro.

    As for the bankroll question by aMabelardx, spreading the roll out on multiple sites isn't a bad idea at all imo. With the state of poker here in the states, I would never keep too much money on any one site. I don't think there's anything wrong with spreading it out either because some sites are hit or miss on traffic. And if you plan to put in heavy volume, you may have to play multiple sites at the same time.
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    Pretty sure tagg stats is the new fish. If you think the micros are reg infested then just quit. If you can't beat guys that only know how to fold preflop with shit hands then how can you want to play poker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyms View Post
    Pretty sure tagg stats is the new fish. If you think the micros are reg infested then just quit. If you can't beat guys that only know how to fold preflop with shit hands then how can you want to play poker.
    What jyms said. Regs at micros are awful. Why else do you think they play micros?
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    Thank you guys for your replies and advice. I was just going on what ive heard and ive never played cash games other then Rush poker 5 and 10nl before BF but have been watching some vids from various sources to get some info. I think what I am going to do is drop $100 on bovada and focus almost entirely on zone poker 5nl until I build up to $250 in which I will start playing 10nl but if my roll drops under $200 I will go back to str8 5nl till back to $250. This will give me something to do when mtt's not running on carbon. Imma drop $200 on carbon and play mtt's. If zone poker goes good at bovada I may attempt to grind some cash on carbon but until ive put in atleast 50k hands on bovada imam stay away from cash at carbon. The only reason I would play cash is to build BR I prefer MTT's 1000)% percent but realize that right now in US its gonna be a grind to build roll playing 100% MTT's with a starting micro roll. Thank you again fellaz for taking the time to give me some feedback and advice and I welcome any and all advice.

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