Originally Posted by n2kfactor
i think you're doing a mistake by playing 3.25 games when you have such a small bankroll...you need to realise that sooner or later you will go on a bad run and your bankroll wont be able to absorb the loss and it also might take you on tilt...play 1$ sngs how much ever you hate them..and there is nothing like bad luck in 1$ games and goodluck in $3.25 games..you will realise this sooner or later
I'm curious about this comment here.... Why would he want to play at a buy-in level that he claims he cannot win on? Just because it follows suggested good BRM, but if he's not winning at the $1's.. why would he choose to play them?
Also, one needs to find the buyin level that one plays best on. Personally I couldn't ever get myself to sit on the $1 sng tables for the simple fact that the play is so horrendous it is extremely boring poker. If one does well on them and isn't rolled to play at a higher buyin level.... then of course 'go for it'. Key being, 'if one does well on them'. He states here that he doesn't.
As far as moving up in buy-in goes. Why move up if you're winning at the moment? I'd suggest waiting until you are comfortably rolled to make the move up,.. one to account for variance and two because you might not be playing optimally if you feel your roll is at all in jeopardy from a downswing. Playing at the level you're most comfortable at, the one where you're hopefully winning, but keeping a balance of not playing at too low where you're potentially going to get bored, but not too high where you might be playing with scared money either. Finding the balance is key.
Personally I only play low buy-in level sngs and purely from a recreational standpoint. I do play to win though but I also find I need to play at a buy-in where the play is at least decent enough to hold my interest and hopefully will be able to play a bit beyond just ABC level1 thinking poker. ('hopefully').
Sounds like you're doing fine. Stick with what's working but be prepared for downswings. I've seen it happen far too often where a player will make the jump up in buyins too early, will run good on them for awhile but then will not have a decent enough roll to account for badswings (cuz they will happen).