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Tournaments give a chance for a larger payout (if you can run deep).
The thing with cash tables (for me), is that I tend to build a stack, and then I catch a primo hand and get crushed for the whole stack. So, I think the thing to remember here, is to leave the table when your stack is double, and start over again, with original buy-in amount.
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I find that if you play SNG's and start at the $1 and work your way up to the $109. Than you start to play in some MTT's start at the $1 level and once you FT a couple and work your way up to the $5 level and FT a couple than work your way up to the $10 level and FT a few that is a good start. at build your poker bankroll always use the 100 buyin rule for SNG's and 200+ buy in rule for MTT's and you should be ok. If you want to throw in cash games you want to be playing at a 100 buy-in to 200 buy-in stack bank roll for the level that you are playing at to protect aginst variance and you should be ok. That is my thinking on it. I play Omaha Omaha Hi Low and Texas Hold'em so there is always a game open for me to play.
Cheers guys, completely agree with you sheltowee420 about the cash tables, always seem to end up getting stung thinking Iíve got top hand, Iíll take this all on board and keep reading the threads for any more tips cheers guys
Cash games are more profitable long term and for consistent profits. You can grind them out whenever and have a pretty good idea of how much you can win in a month given your volume. With MTTs your winnings are very unpredictable so you can't plan financial goals. You can win a lot more money than cash games but you need to withstand so much variance. So it's all down to personal preference and what you can play better.
Cash for sure, or seeing the winnings/tickets as having cash value works too...
One poker platform i know of allows you to cash in the tickets you've won in order to buy in on other tournaments or even by pass the expiration dates of tournament tickets you won.
I lost over $40 worth of 10cent tournament tickets as a sign up bonus due to having no idea where they were or how to access them and giving up looking while getting on with other daily life distractions. came back to the poker platform months later and found them only to be told by poker rep that they wouldn't reinstate them...lol
Stop only when the fun stops.... or when the friction starts to burn
I think you should not look for a more profitable game, so if in one discipline a player plays with profit, then another can play a minus !!! you need to look for the game where you will be as comfortable as possible (for example, mtt is a very long game and not everyone can play for a long time as concentrated as possible) to play and you will definitely have a profit if you are a good player !!!
Without question the biggest potential return on your investment is going to come from MTTs. However, you're not going to see quick and sure successes in them like you are in a cash game.
That being said, I personally find cash games to be tedious and, even though I might double or triple my money in a single session, I get more satisfaction out of making it in the money in an MTT.
Cash games are really there for you to exploit and profit from weaker players, and are really a means to a much bigger end. Alternatively, I feel there's more equal footing for all the players in an MTT. Therefore, while there's still an element of chance, you can leverage more skills in an MTT environment in order to win.
In the end, it all comes down to what you're trying to achieve and where you feel most comfortable playing.
Well generally if your going to play in tourneys your going to need 300 times your buy-in level to not go broke to to up and down swings. SNGs you want 100 times your buy in level do to up and down swings and cash games you want 100 times your buy in do to up and down swings if your playing at a professional level of play and if your plaing at a receatonal level you can cut that in half and rebuy when you go bust if you do. That is the general Idea. A lot of people out there just buy in at such a low buy-in and take shots and go busto and wonder why well it's because they didn't have proper bankroll management and didn't leave themselves with enough buy-ins at the level they where playing at for the downswings they where going to take. That is just my Two cent though hope that gave you a general idea where to start.
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I also think MTT are more profitable , unless you're beast @ cash games . Been playing both , and its the same like with almost all others , just can't get even , nevertheless get in some profit or serious profit . Even if I have good strong bankroll , and moving up/down limits , story ends the same
So I focused on playing MTT
You choose for yourself what is more convenient for you. Bankroll is built on the distance and in cash and in the tournament.
If you know how to withstand 6 hours of intense play, the tournament is for you. Good luck building your bankroll.
If you are good at tournaments start with the cheaper SNG and work your way up. You can also do the cheaper multi tables. the main thing is play whatever you are comfortable with but manage your bankroll. If you start with $20 dont start playing $5 SNG because you can be out of money quick. If you play cash games be a grinder and dont risk more than say 10% of your bankroll. Since you are new here play in the freerolls offered to all. The CC freerolls are better then the average freerolls on most sites. Read this forum and participate so soon you can get in on all the freerolls. I probably read 20 to 30 post and respond to maybe 2 or 3. The information here is worth reading.
Hey guys Iím wanting to start building a nice bankroll and was just wondering what players find more profitable in general, cash tables SnGs or MTTs ?
Any advice is great cheers
hello, in tournaments you need time, if you have a lot of free time and patience then tournaments are a great way to raise good bankrolls, in a tournament you pay not a big part for a turn of 1-2-5 dollars and you have a chance to get into prizes and win up to 100-200 and up to 1000 dollars, but if time is short, it is better to play cash games and try to raise a bankroll on them!
I like to play both. Lately i find more enjoyable MTTs but the problems is that they take time and with a job it's pretty hard making the time to play.
With cash games I manage to be profitable but often when i double up, one good hand can make me lose everything.
Finding difficult to respect a proper bankroll management,otherwise i would play both types. For now i will stick to cash.
You just need to play both of them and just understand, what will be better for you.
I know for sure, that some people can be good in cash games and they just can,t win anything at all in MTT,s. So just try both of them and after that try to focus on one thing.
all have their advantages and disadvantages. Certainly the least profitable is the sit n go.Entre cash and mtt I can say that in mtt you risk less than once only, being able to hit a big prize that sometimes depending on the tournament can change your life. Cash games mainly highstakes has the characteristic to make you win very much at once, sometimes in a hand. But you can lose too much. I personally prefer the Mtts, because they compensate when you win a big prize.
I agree with the cash games I’ll tend to do well and maybe double my buy in a few times, but feel I’m only one bad beat away from losing my bankroll, I have managed to final table a few MTTs, like I say the main problem I have is having the patience to build a decent enough bankroll so that the losses don’t become to much of a problem and keep me playing at a level I feel comfortable with
Well I’ve just discovered the risk of cash games, I’d built up £4.00 from freerolls over the last few days, while I know this isn’t a great amount I was quite proud how I’d ground it out. I’d then gone on to a cash game and got stung having AK and getting A on the flop. My opponent with a larger stack had 3-4 hole cards got 3 on the flop and 4 on the river, I’d by this point thought pair of aces and K kicker was worth shoving all in for in the hope they’d not had anything obviously I thought wrong lol. Live and learn and start again
Hey guys a quick update over the last 3 days Iíve had some great results on the $1 super turbo mtt on William hill poker. I finished 6th and 10th getting me roughly £40 for my bankroll then tonight finished 2nd in the same tournament which got me just under £100, safe to say I think Iím best of playing the Mtt as there as less risk and great reward for my patience and play. Let me know how you guys fair in future and thanks for all your advice
I think what type of poker is most profitable depends on what kind of player you are and what parts of poker you get the most enjoyment out of. I really enjoy playing cash games and think in the long run they will be my go-to game. However right now I have a limited BR and am trying to learn the game again as much has changed since I was last really into it. The way I see it MTTs are great if you're looking for a big score and have the discipline to keep coming back after a bad beat or two. Usually at that point I'll just call it a day for poker but you can't do that if you're stuck in a tournament!!
For me, it's a cash game. You are only dealing with one table of 8 or 9 others. When you win a pot, that is instant cash. When you win a pot in a tournament, it brings you closer to cash. The top prize in a tournament is a lot better usually, but to get there brings a lot of stress. Cash games, you can get up at any time with the profit you made.
The main difference between cash games and standard tournaments - if you lose all your chips, you fly out. Tournaments with additional purchases have different rules: here you can replenish your chips as many times as you like. The only time in which this can be done is limited - an hour or two. In many re-buy tournaments they also offer an "addon" - the ability to buy additional chips until a certain point, for example, before the first break. This format fundamentally changes the strategy of the game: participants are not afraid to stay at zero, because they play more freely. But as soon as the re-purchase period ends, the chips are no longer added to the game and the game becomes tougher.