re: Poker & Do you open different hands for tourneys and cash games?
Originally Posted by knileh
Hmm.. interesting. So don't change the opening hands, change the raise of the better opening hands? If I've understood you correctly, Greco?
In My Opinion: You need to play cash game based on the table, how your hands are will change every session. The players change every session, even if you are taking notes and see the same people day in and day out. See more flops than you would a trny, and tread lightly unless you have a sturdy hand with decent equity. You need to learn to let go of the JJ and QQ when the K or A come out...ONLY IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE THEY HAVE IT OF COURSE.... and keep from defeating yourself by tilting and blowing your buy in. Even if you can rebuy and "start again" remember your opponents are holding more ammo, and it was yours.
As for Tourneys, you are running both a marathon and yet a sprint....YOU MUST PLAY TO STAY ALIVE: the Blinds will NEVER get smaller ( hence the "sprint")
BUT you must also outlast the field and make it into the money if you are hoping to make a profit....(the marathon)
Oh yeah, don't forget you need to beat the general variability of Poker odds
as well....GL! ; )