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AllinIgor

AllinIgor

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I've seen several studies talking about cash game, and even then, I can't like playing this mode.
In my opinion is very robotic, there is no excitement as in MTT tournaments.
There is also a great risk of you losing all your money if there is not a good management of banckroll...
And you guys, do you like to play cash game?

Good luck at the tables!
 
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fundiver199

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I have played around half a million cash game hands but have moved into MTTs. The main reason is, I found it a little difficult to move out of the micros with cash games. I have found MTTs to be more profitable, and I think, a key reason for this is the simple fact, that you tend to pay way more rake per hour in cash games. And unless the games are really soft, and/or you can get a good rake-back deal, this can be a bit of an issue. Basically I dont want to sit and grind for hours and then in the end only make money for the poker site :)
 
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AllinIgor

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I had not thought for this way fundiver199, you are right, there is still this question of rake that you mentioned. It's great that you have moved to the MTTs is much more fun and profitable in my opinion.
 
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I play zoom tables and for me they are profitable so far :)
 
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I have played around half a million cash game hands but have moved into MTTs. The main reason is, I found it a little difficult to move out of the micros with cash games. I have found MTTs to be more profitable, and I think, a key reason for this is the simple fact, that you tend to pay way more rake per hour in cash games. And unless the games are really soft, and/or you can get a good rake-back deal, this can be a bit of an issue. Basically I dont want to sit and grind for hours and then in the end only make money for the poker site :)


I agree that the micros will eat you with rake, but to stay at the micros means your game needs to be evaluated. The more you move up in stakes the the bettor the players are usually (even more so online). Mid to high stake cash players make 30-50k a month, just have to put in the work to do so.
 
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I think it is better to play in cash than in tournaments, since in tournaments it is very difficult to win one and if you get to the prizes, what you win is only what you paid at the entrance, instead in cash you can withdraw whenever you want. to wish :)
 
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I have played around half a million cash game hands but have moved into MTTs. The main reason is, I found it a little difficult to move out of the micros with cash games. I have found MTTs to be more profitable, and I think, a key reason for this is the simple fact, that you tend to pay way more rake per hour in cash games. And unless the games are really soft, and/or you can get a good rake-back deal, this can be a bit of an issue. Basically I dont want to sit and grind for hours and then in the end only make money for the poker site :)
You literally described me as well in your post. I've not been playing cash games for a long time and now play tourneys. It's way easier for me. Like the TS said, playing cash is a bit robotic, monotone, it's more like work.
I used to play cash and zoom for a couple of years, profitably for most time, but couldn't get higher than NL5. So I'm just a fishy player, you know :D
 
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Cash games are certainly lower variance than MTTs simply because of their structure - however, as fundiver eluded too, unless you can find super soft games every day all day - its hard to make money playing with a few fish and tons of regs. Rake will eat you up.

MTTs are certainly fun and the dynamic is completely different. There's alot of money to be had in MTTs but you have to reach the FT to assure yourself a solid cash and that is difficult to do. You are going to lose roughly 70-75% of the time (no cash) and so good game selection and brm are keys to being successful playing MTTs. When you do reach the final tables - understanding icm and its implications will net you more money long term than the rest of the field. I currently don't play above $16.50 games but I study with players who do and I've seen icm suicide moves in both 55s and the 109s- so having an edge in these spots will make us more money long term.

It takes work to be good at poker,so whichever path you should choose i wish you the most luck and hope you do well!
 
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