online mtts vs sitngos vs cash

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I am just getting into online poker and am going back and forth between mtts cash and sitngos I have been playing a few of each and know that the MTTS u have to hit the top 5 at least to make any significant money the SITNGOS or less money but easier to beat. and cash has the least amount of variance basically just curios where I should spend the bulk of my time
 
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If you are new to the game, it is better to try all the games and choose what you like more than others.
 
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It depends on what you like.. I play alot of MTTs (mostly freerolls) and sit and goes :)
 
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I just started playing about 6 months-1yr ago, and have found myself in a similar predicament.

I tend to prefer MTTs because they are more "fun" in a sense. They attract more recreational players, therefore can be easier to beat. But you have to be patient and ready to play quite a few to overcome the variance of losing even when you have your opponents "beat" prior to showdown.

Although when I bust out of MTT, I enjoy some sit n' go action to attempt a quick recoup of some funds, but if you run card dead it is very difficult to get ahead in SNG with the stack sizing:blind ratio and therefore tendency for players to shove all in every other hand.

Cash games can be very profitable but you have to play very well, and watch for a while to see which tables have nits/regs vs. the fish. Buy in at max for the table and don't get out of line with 2nd nuts. You really want to wait for the BEST hands and squeeze the most profit by catching a semi bluff against 2nd nuts or just a crazy fish.
 
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As others have said, its fine to try everything and play, what you enjoy. However if you are serious about online poker, I really dont think, you should start out playing MTTs as your main game. They are in a sense the most advanced form of poker, and they require a wide variety of skills. They typically start with 100-200BB stacks, but quickly you move into playing with a <50BB stack, so to learn 100+ BB poker in MTTs you have to play a really large number of them, and you are only practicing this skill like 10% of the time.

On the other side they also require understanding of shorthanded final table play, and since its difficult to reach the final table in a large field, again you are only practicing this a very small percentage of the time. Finally there dont run many MTTs, that are friendly to a typical beginners bankroll. Sure there are some 1$ or even 50c buyins, but you are not going to get any sort of volume playing only these.

So while its obviously fine to chill out on a Saturday or Sunday and play an MTT, even one that is technically outside your bankroll, the main game for a beginner should either be 2-5NL cash or 25c-1$ SnGs. Stars is a brilliant site for both of these game formats, because the rake for 2-5NL cash is low, and they have a lot of multi-table SnGs at these lower limits, that tend to run all the time. So rather than wait hours for the rare time scheduled 1,1$ MTT to start up, just buy in to a bunch of 45 man SnGs and grind away.
 
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the best start for a newbie online is sng or mtsng[emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
 
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I would play every discipline in your place, even if a couple of weeks and then you would understand what suits you. Most of all I prefer SnG tournaments or cash. It's hard to advise something, it all depends on your character, patience and your style of play, so you need to try it in practice.
 
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I have always been an advocate of Sng's for new players. They expose you to lots of situations in a short space of time and the lower variance compared to MTT's help massively with bankroll management.
 
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I have always been an advocate of Sng's for new players. They expose you to lots of situations in a short space of time and the lower variance compared to MTT's help massively with bankroll management.
Wel i find Sng's field better than MTT. So i dont think it is that great for newbies
 
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The MTTs clearly have worse players on average, but the variance is bigger and the edges smaller in the later stages (the it matter the most money-wise).

So it all depend on if your in it for fun or money? Can be hard to combine these days if you don't like to multi-table a lot of cash games for long hours.
 
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To be honest there are several ways you can look at this but to be honest the best answer maybe to ask your self what yo like the most. If you are playing a variant you dont like so much you may not play as well or make as much but long term playing what you love you will work harder to improve and enjoy the game more. I actually play the game I love over what many would say is the best route to go and I have no regrets.
 
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All of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Just like with live poker, managing your bankroll and building up towards playing bigger games that you can afford is crucial. Buying into a cash game for the lowest amount is a safe bet if you're not looking to compromise your bankroll, SNGs or double up tournaments are a quick and easy way to build up as well. Depending on which site you use, when it comes to a MTT or a guaranteed tournament just remember that there are generally rebuys and add ons, so you're usually playing for double or triple the amount that you're initially going to buy in for. The payoffs can be pretty decent depending on which site you use. If you're looking to build your bankroll, double up SNG's are my favorite way to go.
 
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MMT and sng have more sporting interest, cash game is more reckless, my opinion! You get great pleasure for the first place! It’s important how much time you’re ready to spend on the game! You can leave the cache table almost any time!
 
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When I first started out I played mostly sit n go's. Then bigger tourneys. Now 16 years later I rarely play sit n go's. Tourney or cash. But starting out and learning to play for real money the sit n go tables were the best for me. Granted 15 years ago sit n go's were much easier than they are today as everything was easier back then. party poker days. Free money. If any poker players find a time machine that is the time to go back too.
 
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maybe mtt, it is more exciting to play mtt than cash game
 
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I prefer sit and gos the most. They don't take all day and you can take a break when you need to and aren't super tough.

I think you just have to put the money in and try a little bit of everything to see where you feel the most comfortable.
 
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i prefer sit and go cause is more easyly to win !
 
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I think it is more effective to focus on something alone. For example, I prefer MTT tournaments.
 
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I always recommend sng's and specially double up
 
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I would recommend starting with MTSNG. Here are good chances for building a bankroll and training.
At first I played for real money, and it seemed to work, but for me it is boring
 
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