This is a discussion on Hand sample size for moving up stakes? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hey all,
So Iím a microstakes player at 5NL. Iíve been following some strict BR management and recently invested in some poker tracking software. Without getting
So Iím a microstakes player at 5NL. Iíve been following some strict BR management and recently invested in some poker tracking software. Without getting too much into my personal poker details, I have a question about moving up stakes.
I understand the concept of having a certain number of buy-ins in your bankroll before considering moving up to the next stake. But, what about hand sample size and bb/100? Letís say I have won enough at 5NL to surpass my BR goal of 30 buy-ins at 10NL, at what time is this valid? Meaning, at how many hands played at a positive bb/100 at 5NL am I ready to move up? 5k hands? 10k hands? 20k?
it depends, are youre stats fluctuating (going up and down al the time) ore are they creating a pattern (hopfuly upwards) if it's the last, go on you're reddy; if not wait a bit longer till you've got more then enough to lose a bit in higher games. Like always in poker be patient.