This is a discussion on How do you play cashgames compared to tournaments? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I was wondering if there are any differences that determine your play style in general.
The only major difference in my play is for when two players go all in. Unless I have an absolute monster, I'll fold and take one step closer to 1st place. This applies particularly to the bubble. Other than that, I usually pay more attention to opponent's playing styles.
First cash game last night at casino mtl and my game versus my tournement is pricipal and absolute to have a hand when a guy call your bet because he follow you all the way with a pair of 2. Impossible to bluff so much because the cost of the buy in is not too big. I'm playing 1-2$ last night. And I double my buy- in when I quit the table. Not too impress but I lost no money
i play cash more aggressively if i even have a slightly bigger stack than my opponents. tournament is all about survival imho. just wait for the right moments and don't be afraid to commit when you need to. cash is completely different
When someone goes all in a cash game they mean it. When done in tournament they can have anything
cash games you can play with the same people for awhile and learn their tells. thats why i like them and sit and goes