Originally Posted by LennyPigeon
Hi, I'm new to this site and I thought it would be a good idea to ask for some advice on how I can progress through the stakes. I am a student and I have been playing poker for a few years, starting with play money when I was too young to play for real. I play on Aced (any other aced players here?) and am yet to deposit. I have built up a bankroll of a little over $200; obviously I had to start with freerolls and also the free university poker tournament that aced was running at the time. The rest I have accumulated by playing $1-$3 DON and $2 bounty SNGs with the odd low stakes MTT. My question is: how will I know when it is the right time to play higher stakes? Is there anyone here who has taken a similar route into poker? I had a read of a post similar to this one which has given me some ideas but thought it was worth starting my own.
First off, welcome to Cardschat.
MOST of us started with freerolls, many of us learned the online game that way and a lot of us make the conscious decision to not deposit till we were comfortable with our game.
Much of that comfort was provided via what we learned here.
As to when to move up. Tricky question as there is a differenece in the way the game plays at different levels. Since you are seemingly a tourney guy, might I suggest you treat yourself to a bigger game after a win in the games you feel comfortable with. Not on a regular basis, but as a reward for your good play. You might find any number of things, running the gamut from 'I don't belong here' to 'OMG this is so ****ing easy'. You will benefit from reviewing the game afterwards, but get your toes wet, you might find the waters inviting.
If you have achieved enough patience to make $200 from nothing, then you will understand you aren't gonna get there in a day.