a monster in tournaments, but a lobster in cash games
Recently I have made it big at some tournaments, most of them finished in the top 20. But didn't endure more than 20 hands at a cash tables. Why does this occur? Well at first I didn't understand it neither, but through a painful capital lost, I started looking for information, until I reached this forum. Here are some tips from my experience:
1st mistake, competitive poker is agressive, but being aggressive is not always the key; i tried to be as agressive as in a MTT, but it's a way too different, players in cash games are not worried to reach a better possition, remember that.
2nd mistake, "I am leading the rake, i should re-raise preflop more often" :derp:. Not befcause you have more stock than the other players, means that you should raise in every chance. Personally I madethe mistake by re-raising regularly whith 3rd category cards, and that vanished my chips ;c
3rd mistake, keepcalm!. Sometimes when we lose a big pot with a strong hand such as a full house, we get greaking nuts, and we start going all in with just a pair or some crappy hands, do not panic, calm down andanalyze the table.
Hope it helps