re: Poker & How do you start from the bottom again?
Originally Posted by rifflemao
Kingmuncher, can you expound on that? I recently told a friend who is a cash game specialist that I still don't understand what's fun about cash games, especially in casinos where you can sit for hours without much good happening.
I suspect the deep thinkers enjoy them more than the rest of us.
sure i can expand on it......
Think of it like this, with cash games, your putting your minds against all opponents at the table, as the tables playing unfolds you have to pay even more attention to how your opponents are playing
In an MTT you are forced to play against a select few "you dont select" and within a few hours your forced to make moves, or make harder decisions but the game has alot more rushes
So if you enjoy the rushes, thats not always a good thing to have, but important with MTTs
and if you enjoy the deep thinking involved in cash games then obv cash is the game your going to enjoy
and by this when i open up a table, i get involved but not too agressively, watch the table for a wee while see how people act on certain boards trying to get to showdown for cheaply (in micro play this is easy enough, not so easy when you move up the stakes)
anyways, as i said i watch the table, and i even tell my girlfriend what each opponent will do. i am usually correct, i even tell her how much my opponent will raise for, how much he will re raise with, what type of hands he will do this with, and finally how i am going to get money from him
nice example of this is i helf J 7s (trash but im trying to literally see cheap flops) i flop 2 pair, opponent cbets, so i re raise to see what he does, he re raised me again, i polarize his hand and tell my gf he has either A J, or K J, so the next card i dont want to see a king or an ace, the 2 fell, he bet agressively into me again, i said when he bets the turn im all in which i did, the guy calls me and reveals his A J, and the river brings a king i win the hand and my girlfriend is left thinking how the hell did you know what he had
im a strategist by nature, so the strategy of the game is extremely enjoyable to me, and thats why i enjoy cash
at the same time i am better at MTTs, because i understand BB management and can definately see why people who want the rushes enjoy the MTT formats