When it comes to choosing a poker tournament you have a lot to think about. You’ll have to choose a poker game – do you want to play Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud or another game? You’ll have to decide whether you want to play in a live tournament or play online. However, one of the most important things you’ll have to decide is how much money you are willing to spend. The following tips should help you choose your poker limits.
The first thing you need to decide is how much of your bankroll you are willing to lose. If you only have $500 then you don’t want to spend it all on a single tournament entry fee. If you lose you’ll be left with nothing. Decide how much you can afford to lose without feeling bad and don’t enter a tournament with limits that exceed that amount.
You’ll also want to consider the fact that higher limits generally mean tougher competition. If you are just starting out in tournament play you should start with a low limit tourney. As you improve and find yourself winning more and more often, go ahead and up your limits. If you find you are seldom winning (1 in 10 times) then you should probably sign up for a lower limit tournament until you have improved your skills.
When choosing tournament limits you want to find the perfect balance between skill and bankroll. Choose a tournament that you can afford that is just challenging enough and you can maximize your poker tournament experience.