Originally Posted by jaketrevvor
Now I feel sad coz it was implied I won through luck .
I think the general opinion is a more conservative building up of br, so I've decided to take this advice and stick to 25nl for at least 10k. If anyone else has any ideas to add...:::
Any win of this magnitude requires luck. Even if you're the best player in the tournament, with that many people the odds
of you even making the FT are hugely against you. Just look at the WSOP
and how the pros do. And that straight in the AQ vs. KJ hand basically was the difference between a low cash and 2nd place lol. But all the other top finishers got lucky at some point too, and even pros have to get lucky to win big tournaments.
The point is even if you play this twice a day for the next couple weeks odds are you won't do this well again. If you could expect to get this kind of win every week or so first off you'd have no reason to work in your life, just dedicate your life to playing the $3 re-buys on stars, and secondly you wouldn't have to worry about BRM. But you can't expect this frequently.
The thing that sets off bells in my head is this phrase: "I'm not very good at managing money in general" and "this will inevitably end in temptation and disaster (I can foresee it...)."
I would personally withdraw all but 1k. Then you're rolled for 50nl but if you feel you need to play some 25nl first you can do that as well. Winnings the major part of the battle, but BRM is extremely important as well. If you go and blow all your money at the $5/$10 tables that win means nothing anymore. If you honestly think you'd be tempted to play with most of that money, withdraw it ASAP. After playing at $5nl and previously doing 10nl, I'd probably try 20-30k hands at least at 25nl, make sure you're doing semi-well (depending on how many tables 4 BB/100 is really good and you should definitely be running over 3 BB/100 if you want to move up). Then if you think you're ready for it, jump into the 50nl tables.
But I cannot stress enough how horrible it would be for you to undervalue that money and tilt some of it off, thinking of it as bonus money. That money is currently yours and it doesn't matter how you got it. You now have a lot of money, think of the things you can buy with that much money. Make sure you understand the value of that money and that if/when you do hit 50nl you are working to get better and do your best to win rather than making stupid plays because you're playing with free money anyway.