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Do you change the way you play online when you jump from Cash type game to a MTT or a SNG. I dont see much difference other than the ICM makes you play super tighter. But ultimatly it feels like i play the same on all three different game styles. Good thoughts maybe i can learn something.
I mainly play MTT and S&G, and I don't change my style either there or there until I get into the prize zone, and when I get into it, I already pursue other goals, and my style of play, of course, can vary.
I would never change my style, I always try to play solid, and concentrated, today I played a pair of bad jacks for not re-raising on the pre flop and not re-raising on the flop, Q 8 6 came out and I only paid the bet it had to be a raise, in the silver cardschat tournament.
There is separate literature on cash and tournament games, so obviously the method of play is different.
One large difference is blind play.
In tournaments stealing blinds and dead chips is of extreme importance or you will blind off as the blind size grows.
If you are playing a cash game where the blinds are 5/10 cents say, you can afford to wait for the better hands and there is no real imperative to steal.
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I generally don't change the way I play. But depending on how many blinds I have I can modify my style of play. Always talking about MTT. I'm cash games it is almost impossible to change my style of play.
Different game structures require various approaches. The tight style pays off at the big table in a cash game, but you'll have to actually survive in MTT or SNG. The level of risk is completely dissimilar, if you are not forced to it.
In tournaments you have to adapt you style during the tournament and depending on your stack level / phase of the tournament / stack-level of you opponents ->therefor you anyway have to change you style in MTTs.
In Cash Games i always play a tight aggressive style which helps in a lot of situations in MTT, but at least at the bubble i even play tighter and less aggressiv if i am not much ahead all stacks at the table.
you have to adapt your poker style depending on many situations not only icm, for example its not the same playing 200bb deep and 20 bb deep, also in a tight table you should get involved in more hands and in a very loose table you should adapt a more tight aggresive poker style. in conclusion most of the decisions you make at the table should depend on your chipstack, villains chipstacks and villains poker style.
I don't play cash games. I don't think there is enough difference between multi-table S&G and MTT to make big changes. Anyway, I always change my style of play to be unrecognizable so much that even I don’t even get to know myself in the mirror after a while.
In short yes. Firstly in cash games I normally go in with a low amount and play until I build a percentage profit. It can have two effects, one I can be bullied early on or some will be weary. Either way I have a low bankroll and am only playing for sport. I will also alter dependant on what I observe of the players at the table. In tournaments the goal is the long game of getting to the money and I tend to be initially conservative but sometimes my mood changes. Generally I feel if you don't change your style you become easier to read, but I'm no pro and have a micro bank roll at stake, so I could be very wrong. At the end of it all, if I'm not "feeling it" I can always walk away.
I always try to be unpredictable for my opponents - this is the key to successful earnings. Predictability occurs when a player in identical situations makes the same decisions, which are noticed by observant opponents and begin to use them against him.