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David_YanThree Team Ivey Pros and one Ivey League Coach were in contention at the start of Day 2 of the EPT Sanremo Main Event. Ivey League Coach David Yan came into Day 2 with the overall chip lead while Griffin Benger, Mathew Frankland and Toby Lewis were all looking to make their first EPT Main Event final table of 2014.

Griffin Benger made three final tables at the EPT Vienna but failed to get past Day 2 in this event. He started Day two with just 24,400 and had trouble getting anything started. Soon he found himself flipping for his tournament life.

Griffin woke up with in the cutoff and moved all-in for 25,400. Andreas Goeller made the call from the small blind with . The flop fell : 4h to put Goeller into the lead. His aces held and Griffin left to take a shot in some side events.

Former EPT champion Toby Lewis also failed to get through Day 2. Down to just 20,000, he three-bet shoved from button with and was insta-called by Alessandro Meoni holding pocket aces. Toby failed to connect with the board and hit the rail.

Mathew Frankland finished Day 1a with an average stack of 54,100 and quickly went to work on Day 2.…

bankroll2One of most important skills needed to become successful in poker is proper bankroll management. Without an adequate bankroll, you cannot withstand normal variance in poker nor will you be able to consistently play at your preferred stakes. Below are our top five tips for managing your bankroll.

Play Within Your Bankroll

In order to survive the typical variance that most of us will experience at the poker table, you will want a bankroll between 20 and 40 times the standard buy-in for the level you wish to play.

The theory behind this is that you don’t want to sit down with more than 5% of your total bankroll in each session. If your buy-in is larger than 5% of your total bankroll, then you may not be able to survive the typical variance that many players will experience.

The table below shows the type of bankroll one needs for NL cash games online:





$0.01 / $0.02


$40 to $80

$0.05 / $0.10


$200 to $400

$0.10 / $0.25


$500 to $1,000

$0.25 / $0.50


$1,000 to $2,000

$0.50 / $1.00


$2,000 to $4,000

$1.00 / $2.00


$4,000 to $8,000

$2.00 / $5.00


$10,000 to $20,000


This same rule applies to tournaments.…