This is a discussion on Crushing NL5 within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Hello guys! First of all sorry for bad english. 3 months ago i started my bankroll challange from 30 $. i crushed nl 2 with
Hello guys! First of all sorry for bad english. 3 months ago i started my bankroll challange from 30 $. i crushed nl 2 with 9 bb / 100 over 40k hands, so i started to play at nl5. I played 7000 hands, i know this is little size to decide my real winrate, but im crushing it so hard. Is this 7000 hands a good sample to decide my nl5 carrer ? Thank you for answer!
There is a photo of my NL5 winrate :
(My BB /100 is 23,71)
Variance is still very large over 7k hands, and most likely this was a sunshine run. If variance is 100, which is typical for 6-max, there is 30% chance of running 12 BB/100 below or above average, and there is 5% chance of running 24 BB/100 below or above average. So there is actually around 2,5% risk, you are not even a winning player at 5NL.
That being said there is not a huge gap in the average skill level from 5NL to 10NL, so if the bankroll is large enough, maybe its fine to start taking some shots at 10NL already. GG Poker has no limit below 10NL now, and there is something to be said for not spending your time on real money cash games below 10NL. There are still plenty of recs at 10NL, since for many 10$ is a nice amount of money to gamble with at a time.
I agree with most of the previous posters on 7,000 hands it being enough for a good sample, but I also thinks it’s important for personal growth to play in games that challenge you. If you have a really good winrate over a few thousand hands I don’t think it would be the worst thing to try a few secessions at 10NL to see where you fit in so long as you maintain proper BRM while doing so. If you can beat 10NL at a lower winrate I still think it will help you improve your game more by playing against better opponents
if you are winning in nl 5, continue playing at that level at least 20 thousand hands to see your performance, and in the process you increase your bankroll, study hard so that you go to the other level because you will see more competition, do not start at the beginning if you are losing, so they are all at the beginning of a new level until you adapt and give your best game, lucky brother.