Which transition is more natural: from Cash to Tourney or from Tourney to Cash?
Originally Posted by punctual
Thanks for sharing your experience. If i had a decent bankroll I'd probably play more cash games...I see tournies as much less risky though....Thanks again
Actually, a single tournament is far more risky than a single cash game assuming you are equally skilled in both variants. In tournaments you will pretty much be forced to take flips as the blinds increase in proportion to stack size. In cash, since there is no rising pressure from increasing blinds, you won't be forced to take flips (key word is forced).
For example in a tournament, you will have AK with 10BB... You get it in against a villain who has 88. Oh looky there a coin flip what a surprise.
In cash it's likely you and villain will both be around 100BB deep (assuming he's not short stacking it). Instead of getting it in pre you will open to 3BB and villain will likely call. The majority of this hand will be played out post flop in cash.
My best advice would be if you are really solid pre flop and really shitty at post flop, play tournaments. If you can outplay your opponent 100BB deep post flop then play cash.
Plus, if you were properly rolled for 10 dollar buy in tournaments (about 1k roll) then you have more than enough to experiment with 10NL cash. You lose 5BI? Ok, don't play cash done and be done with it ( assuming u are being outplayed) having 40BI for cash is pretty conservative so u could dabble in cash without major risk to ur roll