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I have taken a few shots in higher buyins. I find myself making dumb mistakes that I don't normally make. Any advice on how to trust your abilities and to view it just as another MTT. I have good results at the 1.50 to 4.00 MTTs range. What level should I be buyin at if I was to take more shots?
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you should be taking shots at the next buy-in level after the $4 games. or possibly taking shots within the same buy-in range, but against bigger, stronger fields.
if your decision making is affected because you're playing a larger buy-in, then you're likely not ready to play said buy-in. i would suggest sticking with the highest buy-in level you're comfortable with where you can play optimally.
it's better to play $2-$3 mtts to the best of your ability and do well than it is to jump to the $5-$10 games and play poorly because you have a fear of losing, of losing money, etc. just because you have the bankroll to do so doesn't mean you have to play bigger stakes if you're not 100% ready.
at the same time, if you do want to move up, give yourself a stop/loss so you don't have to worry about your bankroll. say you have 100 buy-ins for $5 mtts, maybe make your stop/loss 5 buy-ins. so, if you drop down to $475, you drop back down to $4 mtts until you build it back up to $500 and then try again at the $5 games. this allows you to take shots at bigger stakes, maintain majority of your bankroll, and gives you a good indication if you're actually ready to move up.
September 4th, 2020, 9:47 PM
Join Date: Nov 2019
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Hve a 100 buy ins ready for next stakes jump. You should feel more comfortable to try it out with a max of at most 6 tries per day. And should you miss an entire week without cashing maybe you should consider stepping down.
September 5th, 2020, 12:32 AM
Join Date: Jul 2016
Keep building where you have good results and when you are over-rolled for those buy-in levels then mix in a few of the next level.
Double-guessing yourself isn't productive, the players one step up aren't suddenly going to be much better, but if you struggle just move back down.
Assuming your fundamentals and skills are better than your opponents' it will go well eventually and you can make the new level your new home - rinse and repeat.
September 5th, 2020, 1:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Game: NLH/2-7 Trip
Proper Bankroll Management and you shouldn't have any issues stepping up and down and then back up when your roll dictates. Always work on your game both on and off the table, relentless pursuit ......
September 5th, 2020, 7:47 AM
Join Date: Jan 2017
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re: Poker & Advice for moving up in stakes
what are your goals when you go for an mtt promotion? why do you want to play with a higher Deposit? mtt poker from 3 to 4.50 is a very good limit, where you can increase your bankroll very confidently without any problems. As you say you have good results, why do you need to go higher? Are you bored?
This is a really interesting situation that can help a lot of guys here let's look at this problem.
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September 5th, 2020, 2:00 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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the problem apparently is that you push yourself when playing high Buy-in works on that by building a more solid Bankroll and then level up