Cash out or move up in levels?
Im curious as to what you guys think of this situation. About 3 months ago, I won about 5 dollars from a CC freeroll. In this 3 months I have turned that 5 dollars into 400. I have done this by starting off at the 2 dollar beginner tables, then moving up to 4 dollar beginners when I got up to 50 dollars. Once I was up to 100, I started playing normal 5 dollar SnGs, 8 dollar beginner SnGs, and 3 and 6 dollar turbos. I got up to about 330 and then I just recently started playing some 10 dollar SnG, however I still play the 5/3/6/8 dollar tourneys a bit too.
The decision I have to make now that I am up to 400 is, do I want to cash out some of that money and continue what I have been doing, or should I move up and play some 20 dollar SnG tourneys. I believe that I am properly bankrolled for them with 400 dollars. I was going to pull out 200 dollars, but its not that important for me to pull that out. It would be nice to see some money from all the work I put in, grinding out those tourneys, but its not really a big deal if I dont see it.
Another question I have is: Is the competition at 20 dollars a lot better than that of the 5/10 dollar tables? I usually play TAG early in tournaments, then play looser when Im in position after 3 or 4 people are gone. Will people be able to read this easier in the higher stakes, unlike most people in the lower stakes who just play their cards?
Here are some stats I have for you, Ive been keeping them lately, but dont have all my stats total. They also dont count any beginner tourneys:
Tournaments Played: 83