Originally Posted by BelgoSuisse
I get that some people like playing tournaments. I mean, some people enjoy the slowness of it, or the fact they have to commit countless hours to them, or the low skill high luck factor once the stacks get shallow. I think that's masochism, but I get that some people do like that and that's fine.
What I don't understand is people complaining about those things that are inherently part of playing tournaments and yet choosing to play tournaments even though they get bored and tired playing them, while there is a very simple alternative: don't play donkaments, play cash.
I play both.
You wont know the actual time commitment based just off of the structure bc quality of play/style of play vary sooo much.
Inevitably you will be in a situation where you thought the structure would play out in X hours and it happens in Y hours surprising you. Yes, sometimes this surprise will not be a good one.
In no way does that mean you should simply eschew all tournament play for only cash play....that's as nonsensical as it gets.
I love cash, but all cash all the time gets wayyy too boring and monotonous for me. Especially if its all NLH....that game is not a super exciting one anymore.