I gotta regroup and say something. Leaving the table when you get a big win only makes sense to me if you are doing it because there is something about the dynamic of deep stack play at that particular table.
But what i am hearing here is it is a method to preserve your gains. Only.
And I suppose that is OK if that works for you, but I gotta ask: Why?
Being the chipleader in a cash game does several positive things and a few negative ones.
In the plus category is does some pretty strong stuff for table image. I mean you got the chips somehow. You are either a badass or a complete luckordian. I am glad if folks believe EITHER of those two things about me at the table.
It gives you the power to stack anyone at the table when you have the nuts. In fact there are those rare and wonderful times when you get to take out 2 or three players at once. So when you are playing well it helps your implied odds
The negative stuff is all about discipline.
If, when you are deep at a cash table you start thowing money around like a rock star trying to play every pot and win all the time you are making a mistake. That mistake has a name.
But I thought TILT was what happened after you lose!
Well... it really is ANYTHING that changes the way you play in a negative direction. Losses, wins, or beer.
When you hit and run you have to go to the trouble of learning a whole new set of players. Some may argue that you get a clean slate at the new table too, being an unknown. *I* say it's not too bad to be known at a table as "the winner".
good luck out there,