Originally Posted by nugganootch
I've been beating 5NL for about 7ptbb/hr for the last 12000 hands (before that I didn't use poker tracker but have played for about 3 years on and off).
I know this is a small sample and I'd need 100000 or more to really know that I'm winning but how likely is it that this is just a lucky streak? I feel like I'm playing well, I usually get my money in when I'm ahead and I'm getting better at controling tilt. Do you think it's safe to assume I'm a winning player and move up when my roll allows it or would you stay at 5NL until I have more hands under my belt?
Any advice from you guys who have been through this would be much appreciated
i always figured 5NL is a bad place to be. how much is the max buy-in for this level on FT? on Stars, it is 10 bucks, and it seems much more meaningful to be at 10NL with this buy-in.
generally, if you are bankrolled for a higher level and if you think you can handle it, i say go for it, don't wait. you may already be playing at a level that is enough to beat the higher stakes, so why waste the time at 5NL?
although, you do have to watch yourself for a while after moving up, to make sure you are still winning and not tilting or playing scared because of the bigger bets. good luck!