Re: Tactics when moving up
There's a lot of "it depends" when asking the moving up question. Thing like, "do you play for a living or is this a hobby?" come to mind.
Overall, when I shot take, I try to find at least 1 fish i know that's a sucker. That way there's at least some dead money on the table. I also play less tables at a time so I can focus more.
I also think playing "short" sessions is a good idea. A short session for me is 1-2 hours, for a normal person it's more like 30-40 minutes though.
Hope that helps a little. And if you wouldn't mind sharing more personal details I think I might be able to help out further.