Originally Posted by milbs06
verneer just wanted to thank you for your advice to stick it out in 10NL. below you can see my results at 10NL. as you can see from my gaph i was never down 40 buyins playing 10NL and it was a typo
please let me know your thoughts compared to my 5NL
because it's almost time to move up a level to 25NL.
I'm not the expert , so feel free to ignore my advice
I recently started a fresh playing $10 NL 6 max on Full Tilt. My intention was to play 20,000 hands to evaluate roughly where I was at. I know it isn't a massive sample size, but I felt it would give me a rough Idea. I was in no rush to move up, I really wanted to work hard on my game to improve.
I had a graph looking similar to yours after around 10k hands, beating it for around 12BB per/100. After the 20k hands it was down to around 10BB/100, which I felt was a decent winrate. My bankroll was around $900 which I felt was comfortable for $25 NL. So I moved up, and got absolutely smashed. There were a fair few coolers early on, and it really knocked my confidence, but I definitely spewed tons. $25 NL is much tougher than I expected, I used to beat $50 NL a few years back for a small amount so I thought I would breeze it.
$25 stack seems so much more expensive when you get stacked. It shouldn't because it is still 100 bb, but it did. I lost a fair bit of the roll I had built. I cashed out a little in the end, and left myself $350 to start at $10 NL again.
My advice is, if you aren't in a rush to move up, finish 20k hands at $10 NL, see where you are then, more than likely how much you are beating the games, you will have a little more padding for $25 NL, because it is tougher than $10 NL for sure.
Excellent thread, I have read it all several times. I hope to contribute a lot more now, as it fits perfectly what I am hoping to achieve.