Transition from MTT to cash

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Well, for some time now my personal life has been changing, so I don't have as much time to grind as I used to, so I decided to play cash in the last few weeks. I had some good results on NL2 and that week I switched to NL5 zoom on PS. If there is a tip that you think is important for a cash novice and you want to share, I will be grateful. A hug. GL
 
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Yea, check with your bankroll management if it's the right time for you to switch to NL5 or not yet
I am aware of that, thank you. At the moment I am comfortable with the bankroll and aware that any deviation, I will move it down.
 
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I switched from STT's to cash some time ago. The biggest hurdle for me was adjusting to 100 bb play. Specifically which hands to continue to the river with. Hero calls are easier because ICM doesn't play a role. Therefore, it can be worth it to bring marginal hands to showdown if Villian has enough bluffs in his range.

More general, the biggest adjustment is post-flop play. I focussed most of my study time in improving my post-flop play and seeing great results after making the transition. If you feel like your experience in MTT's left you similarly unprepared for post-flop play you might benefit from taking the same approach.
 
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Pretty good choice to switch from MTT's to cash if you dont have time, sit and go's isnt a bad choice either, if you have no experience with cash games then it may be hard because mtts and cash are very different. Ranges, defending and a lot of stuff is different so I recommend to study a little bit before switching. Obviously if you will start with 2NL then you don't need that much practice, I think even average mtt player can crush NL2, very soft.
 
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Your decisions on the turn and river are going to make or break your play in cash. A mistake on the river costs you vastly more than winning a hand on the flop makes you. So you really need to play all 4 streets well to be good cash player. Because of the short stacks, tourneys can be very forgiving of players with weak postflop skills.
 
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As many have said, the main difference is the fact, that in cash games the effective stack is always at least 100BB, unless someone does not buy in full or top up. In general you will find, that your average opponent in a game like 5NL Zoom are much better postflop than your average opponent in <20$ MTTs.

You will also find, that the style of play is much more aggressive with more 3-betting and 4-betting preflop and more raises on the flop and turn. And because stacks are usually 100BB or more, those raises have much more leverage than, if someone for instance check-jam the flop in a tournament with a 16BB stack. If you get tired of all that aggression and miss your old peacefull MTTs, then try regular full ring cash tables or SnGs.
 
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Great advice in the posts above!

Indeed with Cash Games you need to be very much planning your hands around showing up at the river with a well constructed range.

Due to the lack of antes you can play tighter preflop that you can in MTT, this applies to both opening pots and defending your blinds.

Labelling your opponents and finding the weaker spots will go a long way too, because once you've identified the players the overplay one pair, or always fold to overbets when they are 'pot controlling' you can really take control of the action.

Think about the long run, play patiently. Cash games don't tend to have the same 'rush' or excitement factor that tournaments do, but they can definitely yield a much steadier profit, and in my opinion a better lifestyle.

Check out this playlist for a whole bunch of great info on how to play cash games (especially the videos on planning your poker hand) http://gripsed.com/win

If you'd like more tips (And hugs) after that check out the playlists here https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=project+get+me+stackin+gripsed

Tons of great info that should cover almost any questions that come up for you :)

Good luck on the tables!
 
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The advice I can tell you is that you do not change levels so quickly even if you are a winner at a certain level. Take the time to level up and you will get good results. The biggest of luck to you
 
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Well, be carefull. I was in the same position as you, i used to play mtt than i got less time and begun to play cash games, but i was in a stress period of my life, so i used to tilt very easily and that is a very bad thing to do in cash games than i began losing too much to the point i ended up losing it all. Ps: During the mtt period i was raising pretty well in my bankroll.
 
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Well, for some time now my personal life has been changing, so I don't have as much time to grind as I used to, so I decided to play cash in the last few weeks. I had some good results on NL2 and that week I switched to NL5 zoom on PS. If there is a tip that you think is important for a cash novice and you want to share, I will be grateful. A hug. GL


I don't think it's worth switching from MTT to cash. Cash game is more like stomping in one place.The more you have good results in MTT
 
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