Originally Posted by IoutplayedYou
I like to see a lot of hands early when blinds are small also giving you a loser table image then you really are. At some point be able to switch gears and become more aggressive. play position. You shouldn't have to gamble much in earlier stages so be patient and pick the best spots. If you run deep be willing to gamble more and be even more aggressive.
This is bad advice. Early on when blinds are small, you shouldn't be playing a lot of hands, since winning these pots doesn't change your stack much and the chips you lose are more valuable than the ones you win.
OP, when you say you did good in tournaments, bare in mind that it takes a huge sample size to really assess how good you are at tournaments. Most good players will have big downswings, I'm a winning player and have had 100+BI downswings. IF you win at cash, maybe stick to that. The most basic difference is knowing what to do with different stack sizes, what hands you can open, the kind of hands you should be 3-betting, shove/fold ranges etc.