- Feb 11, 2017
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In a cash game you can wait as long as you want before playing a hand. The blind levels do not go up so there is no incentive to play less than premium hands. On the other hand, in a tournament the blind levels are constantly increasing. You are forced to play hands or blind out of the tournament. Your losses in a tournament are fixed to the amount of the buy-in, but once you lose your stack you are no longer in the game. In a cash game if you lose your stack you can replenish it from your pocket and continue to play. Good cash game players can make a steady income. Even good tournament players will lose 80% of the tournaments they enter but when they win it could be for huge sums of money. I play both and enjoy both. When I play a cash game I can decide how long I will play. Whereas I need to set aside a large block of time to play a tournament.