What to focus on cash games or tournaments? for new players

S

stargeezer

Rising Star
Joined
Oct 28, 2020
Total posts
10
As a new player to poker which should i put my focus on first?

For the whole month i been smashing out the tournaments non-stop and the sad part is i only won one out 1000. Most of the time i will be in top 10 in chips and just before ITM i lose it all.

But with cash games, I seem to do much better or am i just running on luck?
 
F

fundiver199

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Jun 3, 2019
Total posts
10,304
Awards
1
It depends on your goals, and what your life outsider poker looks like. If your goal is to play poker for profit, then I think, the best development plan is to get practice with both cash games and SnGs, but not at the same time. Take 3-6 month, where you grind cash games, and then 3-6 month grinding SnGs. And then maybe after that move to MTTs, if you have time for them. However even if your goal is to play for profit, it will not work out well, unless you enjoy, what you are doing. So to some extend each of us need to follow our heart and play the games, which we enjoy most. So if for instance someone really hate cash games, then dont force yourself to play them.
 
greatgame230

greatgame230

Visionary
Joined
May 29, 2011
Total posts
916
It would be best if you played both but for me it depends on your bankroll if you have enough money to be able to do the whole learning process in cash then I recommend that you start there but if your economic situation does not give you to be able to maintain a healthy Bankroll it better start with tournaments or sng
 
wagon596

wagon596

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Total posts
3,767
Awards
12
Whatever you feel comfortable at, myself I only play tournaments because I'm a full time loser in cash games. Every once in awhile I'll try again, same results, I suck !!
 
deputat777

deputat777

Rock Star
Joined
Dec 15, 2019
Total posts
348
As a new player to poker which should i put my focus on first?

For the whole month i been smashing out the tournaments non-stop and the sad part is i only won one out 1000. Most of the time i will be in top 10 in chips and just before ITM i lose it all.

On the bubble, if you start pinching, then the cache will not save you, alas.
Apparently you are too nitty player. Changing the playing style is more aggressive.
 
besplatnee

besplatnee

Visionary
Joined
Jan 7, 2021
Total posts
594
Awards
1
Cash chips are equivalent to money. They can be exchanged for money, and the winnings can be collected at any time, and if they run out, the player can buy the required amount and continue the game. In a tournament, having lost the entire stack, the player leaves the table, and the game continues until there is only one participant left - the winner.
The size of the blinds does not change during the game. In tournaments, MB and BB can grow over time.
You can enter the game with any stack within the range defined by a particular table. For tournaments the buy-in is fixed, all players start with the same stack.
The game is played at one table. The only exceptions are fast variations such as SNAP, RUSH, etc. A tournament can include multiple tables.
When choosing an online poker strategy, you shouldn't forget about these features. Many tournament players, moving to cash tables, are faced with the fact that their usual actions do not bring the expected result. This is due to the fact that the tactics that allow you to win MTTs are not always applicable to a cash game or poker strategy.
If you have little experience of playing hold'em, and you have not yet mastered complex tactics, then the strategy of playing poker cash with a short stack (20BB) will be optimal for you. Using it, you can forget about calls. This tactic is quite aggressive and aims to take the pot even preflop. Position in relation to the dealer (button) is very important for a cash game. The most profitable will be late positions: directly to the dealer and with cut-off (in front of the dealer). Only senior pairs and premium kickers are played.
 
Real Money Poker - Real Money Casinos Top 10 Games
Top