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Salutations fellow pokerplayers,

I have been wondering since a lot of pokerlayers seems to talk about it a lot. There are big differences between cash game format and tournament format. In terms of strategy, what is the biggest difference between cash game and tournament?

Thank you fellow pokerplayers!
 
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The biggest difference between MTT and cash is that ICM plays a huge role in the late stages of a tournament. That is, in the late MTT stage, it is much more important to get into the prizes than playing on + EV. Therefore, chip leaders often put ICM pressure on the bubble to fold short stacked players.The initial stage of MTT is almost no different from the cash.
 
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In MTT's you have to adjust your strategy to your chipstack size in bb and the speed of incresing bb's and antes. With a low stack it's late in a Tourney only a shove or fold stategy.
In cash, only you decide what strategy to play, the circumstances didn't change.
 
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very interesting

That's very interesting. I will try to read a little bit more about it and do some research. Anyway, thanks guys
 
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Salutations fellow pokerplayers,

I have been wondering since a lot of pokerlayers seems to talk about it a lot. There are big differences between cash game format and tournament format. In terms of strategy, what is the biggest difference between cash game and tournament?

Thank you fellow pokerplayers!
Stability of winnings in cash games. In cash games, the winnings are more stable. If you play for a long time, you can even roughly say the planned earnings for the next month. There is no such predictability in tournament poker. Even the most experienced player can sit without normal banks for months. And if you take into account that you have to pay introductory fees for each tournament, then it turns out to be in the red at all. That is why if you are counting on a small but steady income, then cash games are for you. If you are looking for emotions and huge prizes, then play tournament poker.
 
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Salutations fellow pokerplayers,

I have been wondering since a lot of pokerlayers seems to talk about it a lot. There are big differences between cash game format and tournament format. In terms of strategy, what is the biggest difference between cash game and tournament?

Thank you fellow pokerplayers!
Well, first of all you're almost always at least 100BB deep on cash games. Secondly there's no moneyjump or anything related. so strategies shouldn't often vary during a cash game session (only if to adapt to a player for example). The last factor is that, at least in my opinion, you're way less dependent on luck in cash games and more in your skills. It's really rare to see all ins preflop in cash games and people almost always get to see the cards. Cash games are a great scape for players that want to avoid variance and tilting spots. If you're a winning player and play accordinly to your bankroll, you shouldn't tilt too much on cash games, since bad beats don't usually represent a great lost, whereas on tournaments a bad spot on a final table might cost you thousands of dollars. I think cash games are a safe way to grind a bankroll if you're a good player and you will avoid some tilting, but tournaments are the essence of poker for me. With just some bucks and luck you can make a ton of money, long runs, winning flips.. all that adrenaline only comes in tournaments and it's my favourite part about poker. I do mix some cash games from time to time, because I fell I should improve my game on it. 9ring sit n go's are a great in between in my opinion, as they mix a bit from both worlds and pros usually try to make money on those. If what you want is solely making money and you're a good player you should probaly choose the option where luck is involved the least.
 
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When talking about variance. Cash games has lesser than the tournament games. That's all I can say.
 
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For me the main difference between these two formats of the game is that in the tournament there may be new players at the table on which you do not have notes and the strategy of playing against them
 
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No ever-increasing blinds every level.
You can buy chips at any time and have a 100bb game stack on your hands all the time, which means a more loose and aggressive game, a wider range of hands is played.
 
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I used to play cash game the same way as I played MTT. I play very tight, selecting carefully my hands preflop. I read somewhere that you should play looser when playing cashgame. I am reading everything you guys are writing and now I kinda understand the main difference.
 
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