I have been through this cycle multiple times in the last year to year in a half, where I move up slowly through my limits, make solid $, begin to beat the 110s and get on pace to make solid $ and consider stopping school, which I am really stressed with and dont enjoy much at the moment (one year left), and then hit the $200s / $220s and get RAPED and ... sometimes i've been stupid and gone broke, sometimes i've moved down, sometimes i've cashed out a bunch and moved down, probably happened 2-3 times and i've just gotten done another cash of it. Had a solid 6.5k upswing or so... stayed at 200/220s... and had a solid 8k downswing, and have finally (wayyyyyyyy too late, about 3-4k too late) moved down.
I mean I REALLY feel like I should be beating these games, the players are not that much different than the 110s and I am playing huge fish constantly, but just seem to run bad at the wrong times and try too hard to force winning, i.e. playing wayyy too many games (I played 411 regular speed games last week). So anyways I have dropped to the 110s/100s and am down 1.4k this month, so I am going to try to hit a 5k month from playing, which will be pretty tough to do at the 100s with my current winrate and starting downswing... but I hope it'll put me at about 6.5k or so with rakeback(FPP) included. I still really would love to stop school for a year or two and go live in France with my girlfriend, just because I really enjoy experiencing different and more than anything learning new languages (I studied Spanish for 12 years, even though I don't get to use it much anymore). But to do that I would like to make ~7.5k / month for the next 3 months (May, June, July), to feel financially capable of doing it, so wish me luck and we'll see how it goes.
Try to play a mix of regular/turbos
play NO HIGHER than $110/100 2-mans
only play the $200/220 4-mans if im feeling great and my partner is as well (I will still play these because the people I play 4 mans with right now are at that limit and 4-mans are greatly decreased variance)
Don't play past when your feeling optimal (stuck or winning, either way)
Set a 5 buy-in stop loss
Make $5,000 from HU SNG
Good luck in May everybody,