This is a discussion on No time... :( within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I haven't had time to play poker. Is switching to cash a good option? Can someone who has stabilized in cash give me some advice
Hi Henriquekbnz. I sure can't give you any advice for 50nl. However, it is good to play cash if you don't have much time to stay put for long hours. With cash, you can leave anytime you get ready. Let us know how you are doing at that level. And GL to you
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It is a big mistake to believe that cash games take less time to play compared to tournaments. Obviously you can play the stake as far as you feel comfortable. But the first thing is, do you like cash games? If you're not sure you love it, I recommend that you experiment with a reasonable number of hands in micro stakes. Then if you like, plan your medium-term goals. The idea is that you can measure your progress in win rates and that you can endure the losing streaks and know the moments where you must stop, because you are not at 100% of your best game.
You have to get to the point where winning or losing makes no difference to you. That is, you must seek security in every movement you make at the table. And that takes a lot of training time. Because you must have an adaptive game to the rival you face. You cannot apply a simplified strategy in the long term. You must have many plays for each situation. You can find a NIT at 2NL or 50NL, and you have to exploit that weakness. Therefore, you must establish a mix between balanced and exploitative play.
In my point of view, to see real results at cash tables you should play for no less than 2 hours, to warm up and see the plays being analyzed.
If you only want to play for fun, it would be good to place a limit of cash that you want to have to spend in each session since playing in a hurry usually brings bad decisions and loss of money.
If you have a limited time and have a desire to play MTT, then I advise you GG room, they have many formats and in the lobby they write the duration of the tournament in time from getting into the prizes to the final table is very convenient for those who have a limited time to play