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i won some money in tournaments,loose instantly on the cash game..as always🤷‍♂️feelings?
 
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Sorry to hear, man!

Cash games have indeed a higher variance for me and therefore I concentrate on playing SnGs or MTTs exclusively.

Maybe you could think about the same?
 
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I like the cash game, but the strategies must be different from those used for MTT.
 
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Sorry to hear, man!

Cash games have indeed a higher variance for me and therefore I concentrate on playing SnGs or MTTs exclusively.

Maybe you could think about the same?
u r absolutely right,but i just cant help myself sometimes.i dont know,maybe its about exhaustion when i ve been playin long hours,but i have been doing the same mistake again
 
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Concentrating on playing only one format is the way to go, especially nowadays when the strategies of playing tournaments and cash games are so different... but in the end it's up to each person how they want to spend their time/ money(I'm a recreational gambler and I also play both lol* I'm also mixing poker with some sports betting and a few casino sessions), my advice is learn to have a good bankroll management, keep grinding and hopefully make some money $$$
 
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Concentrating on playing only one format is the way to go
I would suggest otherwise, playing mix of different formats get some experience in various conditions.
 
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Very different strategies for Mtt, because the cash game approach is different, but I prefer tournaments.

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Funny thing, it's reversed in my context.
Lol same thing here, funny thing is I’ve played more live tourneys and done well as opposed to live cash games.
Online I do really well in cash games but my tourney play needs work. That’s why I love the free rolls, gives me a chance at low stakes to work on and improve my tourney play as that’s what I’d want to mainly play and still dabble in cash tables.
 
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Lol same thing here, funny thing is I’ve played more live tourneys and done well as opposed to live cash games.
What I meant, usual stats for best players are around 20%ITM for larger field MTTs. For cash tables it's more like higher half of 100%.
 
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same here it happends all the time, dont feel bad justkeep playing and somehow try to have more patience on the tourneys you can affor those with bigger prizes! i myslef keep working on that! gl though!
 
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I think you should play where you win once you win tournaments, you should play in the same place and you'll always be in the black don't play cash games
 
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u r absolutely right,but i just cant help myself sometimes.i dont know,maybe its about exhaustion when i ve been playin long hours,but i have been doing the same mistake again
If you've been playing for hours, a visual stimulus might help. Take a colored sticky note and stick it in one corner of the monitor (switch corners after each session). If you got "tunnel vision" because you are exhausted, the conspicuous note can help to address your consciousness. In this way you can become aware of a certain fact - in this case your poker game.
 
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I don't play cash, only tournaments, there is a big risk of losing all instantly and very aggressive players.
 
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if you constantly lose in cash and win in the tournament, then yes! either polish your strategy of playing cash or don't sit at these tables
if this is some kind of one-time case, then you should not focus on the fact that you lost in cash, won in a tournament, the exact opposite could have happened with the same success - you would have won in cash and lost in tournaments
if you are just a poker fan, then play at the moment where you want, where you will feel comfortable, because sometimes you may not have the patience to sit for 5 hours in some cheap tournament for some cheap prize money....
 
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i won some money in tournaments,loose instantly on the cash game..as always🤷‍♂️feelings?
I just don't play cash games. I play only in tournaments, my bankroll is growing and I am quite satisfied with my results and the feelings I feel are only positive :)
 
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You have to stick to the format that you are confortable and making money with it. Cash games is much harder, you need to be patient as you'll find a lot of regs. You can play both the cash / mtts but you need diffrent strategies.
 
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I literally raised $429 in three days and all went down in an hour and a half
 
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Variance will always happen in online poker, but I don't know if that's your case because you didn't mention if your playing following bankroll management. Without discipline, it's very easy to win and lose money very fast playing poker.
 
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I know that feeling, my friend, I've experienced it many times. I played for hours and fought to enter one of the prizes in the tournament, I played more than well, I had excellent tactics. After winning the prize, I go second to the cash game and lose everything. I honestly felt like a fool and an ass and promised myself after a long time not to do it again.
 
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Tournaments and cash games are different formats of playing poker. In a tournament, players start with a fixed number of chips and play until one player has all the chips. The prize pool is distributed among the top finishers, with the winner taking the lion's share. Tournaments usually have a set structure, with blinds and antes increasing at set intervals. This structure creates a sense of urgency and forces players to make moves and take risks to survive.

In contrast, cash games have no set structure and players can buy in for a specific amount and leave the table at any time. In cash games, the blinds and antes remain the same throughout the game and players can reload their stacks if they lose all their chips. Since the blinds and antes remain the same, cash games have a more relaxed pace compared to tournaments.

It's not uncommon for players to excel in one format and struggle in the other as the strategies and skills required for success in cash games and tournaments are quite different. Tournaments require a different type of aggression, and a different way of balancing risk and reward. Cash games, on the other hand, require a more steady and consistent approach to chip accumulation.

It may be helpful to review your play in the cash game and see if there are any areas where you can improve your strategy. Consider taking a break from cash games and focus on tournaments or vice versa. Additionally, consider setting limits for yourself to help manage your bankroll and avoid large losses. It's also important to remember that poker is a game of variance and losing sessions are a normal part of the game, it's important to maintain a long-term perspective and not let short-term results affect your overall performance.
 
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