What do you play more? Cash or mtt? What do you like to play the most?
I play MTTs pretty much exclusively, with maybe a bit of limit Hold 'em at the casino after being knocked out of tournament early. The reason for this is because I chose poker tournaments a little over two years ago to satisfy my desire to do something competitive again.
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I have been playing a lot of tournaments lately and it is not bad. I started out as a cash player. I have played cash in 3 different types of poker. I am about to try online, but live was always fun for me. I was selective where I played and these were slightly different depending on the area. Live cash with the right people is amazing. Not sure about the online.
I play MTTs almost exclusively. I prefer MTTs because they give a clear end goal to your poker session, and the changing dynamics throughout the tournament make it more interesting. Whereas I feel cash games are just the same thing hand after hand after hand
I like cash games, even though I have broken my small bankroll a few times.
And this time I'm thinking about taking poker more seriously and I'm going to stop playing cash games once and for all and dedicate myself to sng and mtt.
I prefer MTTs because they give your poker session a clear end goal, and the changing dynamics throughout the tournament make it more interesting. While I feel like money games are the same hand after hand after hand
CASH or MTT the two modalities are beautiful as long as they are disciplined players (important) and as recreational I tried both. My advice to start with MTT and when you reach a bankroll (playing) of 500 dollars. Indulging in there and trying CASH is another adrenaline rush, and being able to see how it goes. Always remember discipline (example of 500 use 100 for that test)
Tournaments. Especially online. With a little luck ypu can win big amounts with small investments. In a cash game it is very hard to turn 100 into 10.000$. In tournaments you can turn that into one million, with even less.
When I first started playing poker, abiut 90% of my time was spent playing cash. That was because I didn't have the patience for tournaments at that point in time. The only tournaments I would play were hypers and a turbo here and there.
Ever since I've become more accustomed to playing poker and don't have the patience issue anymore, I play tournaments probably 95% of the time, maybe more. The only time I'll play cash tables now is if I've only got a maximum of 1 hour of poker playing before heading out to do something. Or if I'm trying to complete certain challenges on Pokerstars.
The appeal of tournaments is that you get to work on so many different parts of your game plus for a very small buyin you can win huge prizes, so that's always an attractive possible outcome.
I definitely want to start playing more cash throughout this year though to sharpen up certain skills and simply have the cash table skills ready for when I may need them. At the moment, I'm planning on spending 1 day a month only playing cash tables but, dependant on results and how I'm feeling during those days, I may end up increasing that to numerous days per month
I find it satisfying to play long sessions of poker to i normally play tourneys, I think to be able to grow as a play tourneys is the way to go but not low buy-ins though. my reason for sayin this is because to many untalented, donk players or persons who don't really know what they're doing take part in these and it can be frustrating to play against them, because the truth about poker is that you're going to hit your hand only around 23% of the time, the rest is really about being able to represent a hand you do not have lol
I prefer MTT and CIS tournaments, and also a grand tour. It so happened that it is more interesting to play them for me. Of course, I also tried to play cash, but this is not entirely mine, so I rarely play it.
I prefer tournaments. They are more competitive than cash games. When you have the same conditions with all opponents initially, and it is conditionally decided who will come to the finish line first, this gives me more interest in the game. The feeling of being one of the top players in the prize area is great.
I had played limit hold em cash games for many years as I did not feel comfortable with my skill level playing no limit. I have noticed limit games becoming more scarce in the poker rooms and I knew I would eventually have to 'wade' into the no limit games . . . But then the pandemic hit and I started online poker and decided to play the tournaments instead of cash games and I have enjoyed the tournaments and I am thankful I got the opportunity to try them. I am slowly learning how to play no limit with a large stack of chips -- there is a 'science' to it.
I play cash games once in a week or so, but big blinds there's people who team up against players so I try not to play as much, even that I like cash games. It can be profitable in a short amount of time.