This is a discussion on You Prefer Playing Tournaments or Cash? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I like more tournaments , it's really a question of control and I think they are different ways to play ,
I play one cash game and one tourny. I ike the cash game cause there is'nt much slow play. Not like tournies. They like to slow play you in tournies. See then the cash game comes up. You play the cash game first. Find out where the dealer button is at when you win. Unlike tournies you do'nt switch tables. So the point do'nt change. It is'nt exact math, so you wait for good hole cards around the point. "one of the spots next to it and the spot itself." There a problem making money in cash games. usally its to the rake. Thats why you need a tourny. Best way to do a tourny is bet good hole cards a third of time. trying to find your point in case your at a table long enough. you pay attention to the table spread on the tourny. Because the payout better.
i like playing more the tourneys.i think its ''real poker games''.cash games i belive they have to do with luck more than tourneys.i like the process of gettin in with a small amount of money and after 3-4 hours you may get out with 300 times your money or so. sometimes i even enjoy slow playing that occurs in tourneys.finally i get nervous more often in a cash game cause of the constant playing.so i prefer the tourneys and especially the big multi tabled ones
I prefer tournaments there is good money to be made from it look for guarantee tournaments BOL got special tourney that run once a week 2000 guarantee with a buy in of only a dollar. Americas Cardroom also got some nice MTT one of my favorite is 100 dollar guarantee with a buyin price of only ten cent that tourney run once a day. Every now and than ill play some cash games but i try to stay away from it.
i prefer zoom cash games because they are quick and easy money with a bit of luck. But tournaments are okay if u are willing to play 4-5 hours of 1 tournament... i dont have that kind of patience especially if I'am unlucky
Tournamnets and cash are really different in almost everything: players, skills, risk to take, way of play...
I specially like tournaments but in cash games we also learn very much about poker skills. I only play cash if I have no time to play tournaments.
And if you tilt in cash you can get out or (major players did it) you will play until lose considerable. After you lose, you will see that if you play tournaments it would be more profitable and without spend too much!
I like more MTT than cash games. In my opinion MTTs are the best place to test your skills and moves, and prove yourself your game is real good. There are a very large amount of players of different playing ways and moves.
I prefer to play if cash or MTT : . I love the MTT but in reality these tournaments take hours and can play a lot to see and nothing guarantees get us to the much coveted prize or ITM put the good of the MTT is a tournament can give us a large sum of money, which with the cash I do not see very often. I will not forget that in cash 'm bad because I never connect anything or are very low levels .. and I will not forget to tell you that what I have earned good in any tournament I've lost it I prefer cash or tournaments
Tournaments, because in cash game it takes me longer to find a read on opponents and in tourney I can squeeze low stacks and play with chips to reach goals or lure highstacks. In cashgame there is no rush moment, everybody plays their best game, waiting for best hands with no rush of any kind. It's boring to be honest
Playing just MTTs, and have been playing for ten years. Cash game is ultra boring, just have played around 20 hours total in ten years (last year spent around 5 hrs playing 1/2 in Venetia, won 450$ and still so boring that I played just tournaments although I lost to them like around 5k$ ).
I like tournament play better then cash...My reason for this is it cost less to play but if you can make it to the payout the reward is pretty good. Cash sometimes cost more to play and when you come to the table you might be low stacked coming in and that changes how you have to play. That's just how I feel...
MTT is best when you are fully prepared for it. I mean having no other stuff to do while playing your MTT like watching football match, facebook etc. Things that kill my poker game, not badbeats (got used to it) mainly just bad play since varience is not explanation for ev-. In MTTs there is no way tobe targeted by sharks and also bad players are only hoping for first prize, so they hope is not enough but they will still try, possibly while having plans in few hours. Possibly the worst thing is to multitable since you'are exposed to playing abc gameif starting out making your edge negative.
In Cash gamesits big tilter withoud bankrool and knowingwhento stop bad sessions, the quicker you stop bad sessions the more profit you make from cash games. As poker its all diffrent every time even if cards are the same if you play them with diffrent players.
Tournaments and cash games are two completely different variations of the game.
In order to develop Should I focus though in part on the two varieties and different variations of the game. Of course, it happens that sometimes you feel better at cash games and another time in tournaments.
This is conditioned by opponents and the game itself.
Cash games really gets the blood going. Tournaments can get to a point that you have to wait for a good hand and then shove. @ cash games you can just rebuy whenever you want to, if you want to that day or another.