Originally Posted by honeycrush
I don't know that much about MTTs/SnGs but I disagree with bolded statements. Different skills are needed for cash games but they are certainly not more mechanical. If anything, they are more complex as you are not dealing with a lot of push/fold situations and you may also be more than 100bb deep at times which is more unusual in tourneys. I do however agree with starting at the lowest micro limits to get a feel for the differences.
Good luck with the transition OP. Lots of good info here at Cardschat. Get reading the cash section of the forum, post hand histories of trouble hands and get stuck in!
I agree, cash games are entirely different. You can always spot a mtt player at the cash table. But, i will say that alot of mtt players have made the switch playuing shortstacked and using the same type of mentality they would in a SNG. They play push fold basically. Wait for a good hand and go with it
I cant condone this behavior as I hate this type of play and think its not real poker, but it does work for those who dont feel they have the edge to play deep.
By playing short, you take away the advantage of someone out playing you most of the time.