Moving from Cash to Tournaments
Im a 10NL 6 max cash game player. Pretty much break even over 40k hands (small sample I know).
I just began to play tournaments and have cashed in 4/6 of them.
6th/180, 12th/180, 14th/180 in $4.50 and 16th/586 in a $11.
Pretty meaningless sample, but im having immediate success. Ill be playing like 10 hrs a day pretty much everyday for the next few months.
I play completely different in tournaments than I do when I play cash. Very tight early on and then loosen up when the blinds increase. I seem to protect my chips and play much more "seriously" than I do at 10NL. When I loosen up later in the tournaments there seems to be much fewer idiots too, who are calling with garbage pre flop. Which leads me to my point.
In cash games escaping fish and donks is impossible. This can be seen as a good thing, but I really feel like I dont have the patience for cash games anymore. Ill play perfectly and pretty aggressively for ages, making like $10 only for some idiot to call me pre flop with some ridiculous holding and will crush my WR. There is literally no way to read them or get away from them. Late in tournaments, you can usually make decent reads on people and know they aren't just playing bingo, like they are in cash, and will be taking things seriously.
"In the long run you come out on top". Yeah, but it happens so often I really don't know if its worth grinding 10c, its like a bloody minefield.
Im playing only tournaments for the immediate future I think. Would you recommend continuing with the $4.50 180s, and $11 MTTs? Im thinking about having a shot at a $27.50 MTT. What tourneys should I be entering with a $300 BR?k
Have any of you given up on cash games and moved to tourneys?