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Cash games are not gambling. A lot of people would argue due to the greater variance and more shove/fold play that tournaments are more "gambling". Both variants require a lot of skill, neither are true gambling.
both forms of poker are a form of gambling in their own sense. the difference is poker allows players to be in control of the risks they take.
the difference between cash game and tournaments are, while players are in control of the risks they take, they're forced to take more risks in tournaments because of raising blinds. where as, in cash games, they're never in that position. for that reason, tournament players have to be willing to take more risks more often in order to do well.
Anything where you're risking something to try and make something could loosely be called 'gambling', but if you're not classifying poker tournaments as gambling then you probably shouldn't classify cash games that way either. Cash games are lower variance than tournaments in the long run as you have a higher chance of walking away from the table with money in a cash game, plus you can leave with more than your buy-in even if you're losing. If anything tournaments are more 'gambling' than cash as you're less likely to win consistently, but have a chance of significant wins every so often.
Cash, in my opinion, you have to study a lot to become a player with the possibility of being a winner in the long term obviously. It works for people who have less time to play. It is another type of game unlike Tournaments
That's where the pros are, ofc everywhere there's a fish here and there but on big stakes they pretty rare.
I know opinions might be different but anyone who think different give it a try and see the difference between the games.
These two game formats are very different from each other. The cash game can be pretty predictable - here each chip is equivalent to real money. But in tournaments the variance is much higher, but at the same time there is a chance for a big win.I personally choose tournaments, cash is not very attractive for me
There is no other fate than that which we choose ourselves!
it doesn't matter how good your skills are. something always depends on luck. but if you only rely on your luck then you will not have any luck in both of them in the long run because you cannot do without the skills, regardless of whether you are playing a tournament or at the cash game tables
I think cash game depends a lot more on skill than luck. A good player, in a heads up session, will always win more than the opponent if he plays a worse player, because when you lose your entire stack, you simply go and reload, the game continues and with a large number of hands , the best player will earn more. In a tournament, that you will be in situations of variance many times, no matter how much you always make the best play, it will still depend on luck, and once you are unlucky you will be out.
Tournament poker is more of a gamble than cash games. Not only are there constraints from increasing blinds, but you also cannot choose who you are playing against. Anybody who plays poker seriously knows that most of the success comes from playing against weaker opponents. If you cannot choose who you play against, the impact of variance is much much greater and the results much more swing-y.
I can't play cash games. I always lose in them, at the same time when thanks to tournaments my bankroll only grows. Of course, skills and abilities are needed in both tournaments and cash games, but for me personally, cash games are very difficult.
If you're talking about poker then it's not a game of chance, it's a game of strategy, study and luck too.
Now if you talk about betting games like lotteries, horses, casinos and others like that, I think they are not games of chance, but betting just that.
The main thing is that you have the head to know what you're getting into so you don't become a crazy addict.
Everything coherently and wisely.
Is cash game a gambling or game of skill like tournament +
Cash games are a game of gambling and also utilize the same skill as tournaments as being aggressive or passive. The difference in cash once you enough money you can leave cash out before variance hit cards start flowing downward you lose it all. Tournaments you can't cash until the bubble burst and Antes play a factor relative to your stack start declining. Even if you playing tight at some point you must be very aggressive or your out tournament sometimes no cash losing the buy-in.
Cash tables have less variance and require more complicated skills. You have to bet all 4 streets because stacks are always deep. Biggest mistakes are on the turn and river because bets are bigger.
Biggest mistakes in tournaments are preflop and flop because you have a short stack and are deciding to commit. But there's more variance in tournaments.
That's pretty much it in my opinion.
It's all a gamble when you have unknown variables to account for and you're putting money on the line. The skill comes in hand selection, bet sizing, reading opponents and playing their hands against them.
We all fail in that sense, it is very difficult to play if you expect a good hand, the blinds take money away from you and when that dream hand comes to you, everyone folds, and whenever I double, they end up winning, everything is so confusing and annoying.