Originally Posted by baby kahuna
I have been playing MTT's, SNG's, and Freerolls. I have been doing very well after studying Harrington, Sklansky, etc. I have developed a nice size BR. About 1K. I want to start playing in cash games cause I believe that is the test of a players skill. Most of the games I play are NLHE and feel confident in a deep tournament situation but always felt inadequate in cash games. Particularly in Limit. I play limit occasionally in HORSE tournaments and find it interesting.
Can anyone suggest how to make that transition? I know that Hellmuth is considered to be a top tournament player but gets no respect when it comes to the cash game. I know in Doyles, TJ, Puggy's, etc. days thats all there was. I want to develop that side of my game. Does anyone advocate cash games as being superior to tournament play?
If you're focusing on playing limit cash, read-up on VALUE BETS! VALUE BETS! VALUE BETS! You're not trying to trap, as you do in NL tourneys or cash...
Start at the lower limits, and practice finding your most marginal value bets. Understanding that it's not about the amount of pots you win in limit... it's about the amount in the pots you win! Focus on extracting every single bit of value from each hand you play.
One of the biggest differences that separate the great limit player vs. the average, is the thin river value he extracts.
Good luck, and enjoy the grind of the ... CASH GAME EXPERIENCE