SnG or Cash.. What's more profitable ?

Santiman

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I'm sure this has been asked or discussed before.. I am new to the forum so thanks in advance for understanding..

What do you find more profitable to play.. cash games, SnG's or zoom/snap/fast-forward .. ?
 
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i like single table sit and go's ...they take a lot patience though...but the top 3 get paid..play super tight and try to make the top 3 :top:
 
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Howdy partner welcome to the chat:0) for myself I think sit n go's are better then the tables:0) tables are descent they can go up and down pretty aggressively as a sit n go you play a little more time and the pay outs can be pretty descent with not so many people as a tournament:0) good luck out there and keep grinding
 
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Cash is diffently more profitable it is quicker and more profitable than SNG
 
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if you're patient : SnG can really paid off.. but you have to play high buy-ins to do not play bingo.

if you're not or can't play high buy-ins : Zoom. Even 1¢/2¢ you can do something good! Then you can try SnG at 15$

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I think the more profitable is K.O tables, they can be fast and very lucrative. And between cash games and SnG i prefer cash games because of time and affects the ABI (average buy in) putting your bankroll at risk.
 
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It depends!
What do you like the most?
Start at that point, the second step is to study, any of the 2 games can be very profitable, it only depends on the amount of study you put, that's why it's important to choose the game that you distrute the most!
 
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I like playing NLH sng's for the simple fact that once you felt a player that's it for them, they cannot buy back in.
I also like cash games but mainly for PLO/PLO-8. The variance is a bit more crazy but the action is right up my alley. I might be a masochist at heart, but I like it when my 2-pair river and fill-up. I see a lot more straight flushes and royals there, too. I also mainly play them when my roll allows me to.
As you can tell I don't give the best 'build a bigger bankroll' advice. That's because I live in the U.S. and the "freedoms" at which I'm allowed are a bit more on the conservative side :)evil:); but that's another thread. GL.
 
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It all depends on three things
The site
What your best at
What you like

On a site like ignition your better off playing cash games because they are super soft and the tournaments don't have great prizes for the buyin.
If your a killer cash game player it doesn't make sense to play sngs and vice versa. From what ive read its easier to make a consistent profit in cash games but I play sngs and mtts mostly so what do I know.

Play what you like the most. If you play the format you hate your gonna burn out and start playing less than your best in my opinion.
 
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here is the PROS and CONS of each of em.

SNG PROS:

easy to learn, easier to <<solve>>
good practice for MTT
easy to climb
bankroll requirement relativement low ( uness you play hyper )
can be a good source of rakeback
very mathematic based ( a lot of medium / short stack play )

CONS OF SNG

small player pool field, so probably less fish overall
which means you cant table select as much, even less seat select
since its more <<solved>> than cash, it gets VERY hard once you get higher
less variance than MTT, but still more variance than cash game.
relatively time consumming
always a possibility of collusion

PROS OF CASH

big big player pool, lots of fish
you can play 10 mins and log off, anytime, anyday
rakeback isnt bad neither
the ceiling cap is higher
good practice for casino / live game
you can table select easy
easier constant profit.

CONS CASH GAME

to move up, it might takes a while ( bankroll management)
might be harder if you play heads up or 6max.
gotta know how to play deep stack ( which might be hard for some)



honestly im biased toward cash game. but hey hopefully my input will help someone :p
 
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i like single table sit and go's ...they take a lot patience though...but the top 3 get paid..play super tight and try to make the top 3 :top:
I agree with you. but I constantly break down and make mistakes when there are 4 players left
 
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Sng tournament is best litle buy in huge win
 
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Well, personally, I think that in a cash game you can win more money and faster, but for beginners, better than the CIS. Since you are in these tournaments can feel like a finale, it's a great experience, thanks to which you will know in the future what to do at the final table in any major tournament.
 
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In my case , I discovered that I can win much more $$$ by playing MTT tourneys and/or SnG ; It lasts longer , but if I manage to finish in top 9 , its much more profitable on long run , at least for me ;)
 
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More profitable those games in which you can show your best game. Try everything, choose what you like more.
 
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I think cash games is more profitable, s&g have more variance
 
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I agree with you. but I constantly break down and make mistakes when there are 4 players left


I think that's what makes poker such a great game in my opinion, the first person to make a mistake loses! I know the feeling tho, I have bubbled my 45 man SNGs twice in 20 tries!
 
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well depends on how many SNGs are filling and where you're playing. I can see SNGs making a significant amount of cash. But ring has rakeback which again all depends on the site and how their rakeback is and their traffic. Ring is a pretty steady grind as are SNGs.. I'd say to build I prefer SNGs because you can start with a smaller roll. But Ring is easier to keep finding players to win against for the time you spend.
 
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well depends on how many SNGs are filling and where you're playing. I can see SNGs making a significant amount of cash. But ring has rakeback which again all depends on the site and how their rakeback is and their traffic. Ring is a pretty steady grind as are SNGs.. I'd say to build I prefer SNGs because you can start with a smaller roll. But Ring is easier to keep finding players to win against for the time you spend.


That's very true actually I never thought of that. You can't game select in SNGs unless you try and be one of the last few people to sign up for a particular one
 
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SNG's - i play 3 or 4 at a time and my results have been very very good. And i am currently only at the micro levels where variance is particularly higher given the weaker players lol.

Now that being said, cash may be your thing. The true answer is both are very profitable...but which do you enjoy more?
 
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I would say cash. I feel like you could generate more income at a much faster rate than you would playing SnG's.

You could also lose more quicker as well.
 
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I'm a live cash player but online, I have been a SNG player for years it seems. Sprinkle in a few decent micro MTT cashes and that's where I made my bankroll, but now...its hard to commit the time it takes to multi table long games anymore.(Doing that with sngs or cash is the best way to increase profit if you can handle it.) Not to mention the time it takes to get one started sometimes and like it was said before there's a good chance that half or more are sound players at least. So I have moved on to micro cash and so far I'm loving it.

It is a completely different animal and you have to set hard limits. Bankroll management although most, isn't all of it. As mentioned table/seat selection is key, but max daily losses, and when to take profits off the table so you're not playing tilted, or out of your depth can keep you from having bigger swings than necessary as you adjust.
 
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I enjoy cash games.. but find I actually do pretty well against heads up sng..
.. on a side note, I see lots of ppl mentioning table selection..
how do you checking to see if the table is good or not?
 
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although it is more difficult to make these cash games profitable, especially in the long run. it is however the fastest way to quickly get his banckroll even if we need the variant is our side.je recommend a table 6 players max to increase your chances of winning.
 
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