re: Poker & need basics on cash play
I don't play much cash games, but from what I gather you're meant to play hands that can flop monsters. That means suited aces (for the nut flush) or suited connectors (for the straight/ flush possibilities). The big hands such as aces and kings aren't as profitable in cash games as people arn't going to pay them off as much, and loosing a big pot is probably more likely than winning one (as they're hard to laydown).
This mostly applys to higher stakes though. In lower stakes AA/KK gets paid off pretty well.
Also stacks are a lot deeper than in tourny's and SNG's so the implied odds
are a lot greater.