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I haven't played cash games yet, because i suppose it's to risky for me. How much money do you get by playing cash, and how many fish are there?
 
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I haven't played cash games yet, because i suppose it's to risky for me. How much money do you get by playing cash, and how many fish are there?



Hello.
I don't play cash games. I stopped playing them because I always lost money. I prefer tournaments. But nevertheless, so that you do not choose for yourself, the main thing is your bankroll management system and your discipline.
 
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I started playing cash games because I thought it was a better environment to learn (online). It certainly is.

If cash games are too risky for you, then all other forms of poker are as well. It is my understanding that you need a greater bankroll for tournaments etc. Maybe sit n gos are an exception.

Live cash games are relatively low variance, though you should be comfortable with the amount of money you are playing.

Hope this helps.
 
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Yes cash is very cool. But there are nowhere near as many fish as in Tournament play so be warned.
 
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I started playing cash games because I thought it was a better environment to learn (online). It certainly is.

If cash games are too risky for you, then all other forms of poker are as well. It is my understanding that you need a greater bankroll for tournaments etc. Maybe sit n gos are an exception.

Live cash games are relatively low variance, though you should be comfortable with the amount of money you are playing.

Hope this helps.
Thanks for replying:D No, I play tournaments and in sit and go, and I earn a lot of money, by comprasion to cash

Yes cash is very cool. But there are nowhere near as many fish as in Tournament play so be warned.
Thanks for advise i'll take that into account:)
 
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A counter question is that when looking for fish in the cache, do not get caught in the net by a large shark.What is the level of your game?Are you confident in your actions?Have you studied the concepts of the game?To play any discipline of poker, you need to understand its essence, train a lot and have a lot of experience behind you to play plus in cash.
 
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Plus of playing cash games, which is less bluffing here, but in general, I consider this to be both a plus and a minus at the same time
 
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I haven't played cash games yet, because i suppose it's to risky for me. How much money do you get by playing cash, and how many fish are there?
I like cash games because I'm independent of time. Play and stop whenever you want. If you think it's too risky, than play microstakes and limit your buy in. You will see fast if there are fish at your table. If you feel inconvinient, then quit the table and search another one. And be patient... Good luck
 
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I like cash games because I'm independent of time. Play and stop whenever you want. If you think it's too risky, than play microstakes and limit your buy in. You will see fast if there are fish at your table. If you feel inconvinient, then quit the table and search another one. And be patient... Good luck


That's exactly why I often enjoy playing cash games. If you only have an hour of time, you can also play cash games in addition to SnG or Spin&Go's. You can join and leave whenever you want.
After a few minutes you have seen the strength of your opponents and if you don't like it you can leave. If there are some fishes at the table, you can make a nice profit by playing patiently.
 
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There are a lot of fish, but there are also enough regulars.
 
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Tournament competition is softer. If you have the same understanding of both games, then you'll be more profitable playing tournaments.
 
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Cash is cool if you win.:) Like other types of poker.
 
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Cash games are riskier than tourneys so only use money you are ok if you lose it. But overall cash games are not full of fish, there is very strong play in general. If you are willing to go and play patient it is a good way to get better at poker!!!
 
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The lower the limit, the more fish there are. My friend plays nl5 and tries to raise at least $ 10 a day. But he can't win on nl10.
 
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Cash games are for players who want to be guaranteed a winning profitable session with little variance along the way. Have a bankroll of 20 to 50 buy-ins depending on the player pool and you will do fine.

Just play ABC poker unless you are at a risk-averse table with nobody willing to gamble, then make strong moves to take down pots.

I play a lot of $2/$5 and $5/$5 and see a lot of differences between $1/$2, $1/$3 and $2/$5.

$1/$2 has a lot of calling stations.
$1/$3 is $2/$5 for $1/$2 players.

$2/$5 and $5/$5 has more tight players whose rationale for play too tight is "if I call my opponent's all-in I could lose my whole stack." There are loose players too so adjust accordingly.
 
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it's easier to get called in low stakes because it's cheap
if your bankrollis small go to mtt
 
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i prefer cash games over tournaments because :

1. the blinds dont eat you so you are not chased by time

2. you get money instantly and dont have to finish in the ITM places . of course on the other hand you also can lose instantly money but still .

3. it is more fun for me

4. i am better in cash games than tournaments in real live poker at least


to me cash games require more skill than torunaments but thats just my opinion . not to take anything from good tournament players of course
 
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I prefer cash games. Too much variance in tournaments. It's a bad feeling when you sat for two hours only to bust out on a river suckout. So many times I play perfectly (as in all in only when ahead) only to end up with nothing. When I have won a tourney, I've always had to get lucky at least once to win a big hand I "should" have lost.

When I do play tourneys I only play freerolls. Not gonna waste a cent on paying for a tournament when my in-the-money % is gonna be low no matter how well I play.
 
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there are always fish, at all available entrances... Money is a game of thought, different from sng and tournament, it's kind of a game for rascal."
 
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I personally stay away from cash just like tourney there are alot of bad coolers. Since you are playing cash you could end up losing a lot.. Although tourney is risk little you can win alot (but more than 90% you will be losing). So yeah i normally play tourney as if i am playing lottery scratch card. I mostly play for entertainment.
 
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I feel that for someone with a strict bankroll management in place, cash games aren't a wise decision, or in other words: If you aren't prepared, financially and psychologically, to instantly lose half of your buy-in in one hand, your play will be inhibited and ultimately fruitless.
 
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Poker tournaments are easier for a beginner to learn but they also require a large time commitment and your winnings will be very inconsistent.
Cash games on the other hand offer much less demands on your time and your winnings will be a lot more consistent.
Personally, I prefer to play cash, but right now I'm looking at tournaments, so I want to try myself in free freerolls first.

Alex.
 
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I haven't played cash games yet, because i suppose it's to risky for me. How much money do you get by playing cash, and how many fish are there?
Hello!:ciao:
In any case, you should start playing cash games. Start with microlimits. There is a very big difference between freerolls and cash games. In freerolls, you have chips in front of your eyes that are much easier for you to risk. In the cash game, your money is in front of you. In cash games, there is a completely different style of play and this is a very good experience for developing discipline. You will start playing freerolls and tournaments differently after you master the cash games.:cool:
 
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I haven't played cash games yet, because i suppose it's to risky for me. How much money do you get by playing cash, and how many fish are there?


Cash games are certainly a more consistent way to make money than poker tournaments.
The variance and volatility is less in Cash Games than in tournaments.

But that being said cash games don't have the level of excitement that tournaments have.
They also don't have the same luck factor that tournaments have which can make them feel like more of a grind.

A lot of it comes down to your personality and what draws you towards playing poker in general.
 
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Cash games are certainly a more consistent way to make money than poker tournaments.
The variance and volatility is less in Cash Games than in tournaments.

But that being said cash games don't have the level of excitement that tournaments have.
They also don't have the same luck factor that tournaments have which can make them feel like more of a grind.

A lot of it comes down to your personality and what draws you towards playing poker in general.

That's an informative and concise answer, Evan.

As someone who plays MTTs exclusively, it occurred some time ago the time inherently involved in MTTs might not be always be the best investment.

Could you say how (and even if) you split time and resources between MTTs and cash games?
 
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