Being officially out of the downswing, I decided to take a few shots at the 1000NL cash game Friday and Saturday night. It would have been a better decision with a month worth of solid income just hanging around to lose, but I did some data mining and found some good tables, so I thought it was time to gamble a bit.
Overall it was a good experience. I played only 4-6 tables of 1000NL, whereas I am used to 7-8 600NL tables, so I felt I was better able to focus on the game. I also played a bit less aggresively than I am used to, since I didn't really want to get involved in the 3- and 4-betting arms race for that much money. I can't wait to have enough money to really let them have it at 1000NL though.
The net result of both days was a $3500 loss, but I am not down about it much since I am now quite convinced I can beat this game, at least in prime time. My plan is to grind it up at 600NL, and continue taking shots at 1000NL when games are good. When my bankroll has enough padding to absorb the swings of the bigger game, I will consider myself a 1000NL player.
For now, it seems I have some grinding to do.