Most important tournament skill for cash-game player to learn?
Ok. So before BF I was a cash-game only player on PS and managed to turn a reasonable profit at 10nl and was mostly break-even at 25nl. Then Stars (and everyone else - well nearly everyone else for US players) got shut down and I pretty much just stopped playing, stopped visiting the forums, etc.
A couple of weeks ago I deposited a small amout on Carbon Poker
, mostly out of boredom one day. So, they have initial depositor freerolls
, which, when I played I discovered that I seemed to enjoy the tournament side of things ( I know, as freerolls, these aren't necessarily REAL tournaments, but never-the-less....) and this got me to thinking that I may give the tournament side of things a try for awhile.
Which brings me to my question (finally). As a reasonably proficient, though by no means expert, cash game player, what will be the biggest adjustment and what will I likely need to work on most to make the adjustment to tournament play? I was a full-ring nit, and I do mean nit. I was almost always the tightest guy at any table I sat at, running something like 10-7-2 or so (vpip/pfr/3-bet).
I imagine I'll need to work on that just a little just to stay ahead of the blinds. Need to learn to play more hands, play more speculative hands well, be more aggressive with non-nut or near-nut hands, need to learn when to give-up on a speculative hands that only partially connects. I don't know, just SO many things spring to mind. God, being a FR nit seems easy now - and still usually gets paid-off at the micros. Still I'm looking forward to broadening my horizons, so any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
One thing that springs to mind is that I have never read a single book devoted to tournament play, concentrating on cash game books instead. Is HoH still considered THE place to start for aspiring tournament players? Or, has tournament thinking moved on in the modern game?
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to reaqd all this and any help, insights, etc you can pass-on to an aspiring tournament player would be greatly appreciated.