RULE 1: if at any time your bankroll falls below the min BR required for any stage YOU MUST STEP DOWN A STAGE.
RULE 2: if at any time you do not cash 2 games in a row YOU MUST STOP PLAYING FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR AND FIGURE OUT WHY( IF YOU KNOW WHY STRAIGHT AWAY IE A BAD BEAT OR CARD DEAD TAKE A BREAK ANYWAY AND COME BACK FRESH).
RULE 3: never ever step up a stage until your bankroll meets the minimum requirement THIS ALLOWS FOR THOSE THAT CONSITANTLY CASH TO ADVANCE BUT A LITTLE SLOWER.
RULE 4: if you ever get lucky to cash ie your the one who sucked out on somebody or your simply outclassed by over half the players and you know it STEP DOWN A STAGE AND REINFORCE YOUR CONFIDENCE (BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF).
RULE 5: make sure you never get sidetracked print this out if you have to but check the rules after every game you play IF YOU DONT FOLLOW THE RULES AND BLOW YOUR BANKROLL IM SORRY BUT I DONT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.
RULE 6: never ever play a turbo if you want to gamble go play craps or roulette.
RULE 7: do not ever change you game do not switch from holdem to omaha etc ( if you want to play something else split your bankroll and start fresh on the new game)STAY WITH WHAT YOUR WINNING IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT.
RULE 8: if you win all 8 in a row its a fluke stop immediately and start again DO NOT STEP TO STAGE 9 IF YOU HAVENT LOST(ONCE AGAIN DONT FIX WHAT ISNT BROKEN).
RULE 9: never ever play a $100+ game they take too long to fill up and its where most of the professionals play, if your BR hits $10,000 do what ever the hell you want.