Poker Tournaments vs Cash Games

July 11, 2010

Online Poker Tournaments vs Cash Game

When playing online poker you have to consider multiple aspects . Which to choose  ? Which game to play ? Why should i play this ? There are number of games to choose from. Lets not get into detail and lets just talk a bit about cash games and poker tournaments  .

Why Poker Tournaments?

Online Poker tournaments usually have big prize pools which ofcourse depend on the buy-in. When searching  for tournaments with a $5 buy-in then $50,000 prize pool is pretty good . It is possible to win approximately  $7,000 there. 5$ buy-in and $7,000…Sounds like a nice deal ! But the issue is that you can  play 1,000 tournaments and never win one . But at the same , you could play 5 and win 2 of them. Online Poker Tournaments are by all odds a good option because you could  be looking at a big paiday  , you could even retire after you win a certain tournament! Ofcourse, online poker does not always have tournaments with that big volume  . You should choose online poker tournaments if you want to stake a definite amount and would like to control how much you spend on a given day . It is said that you need to have at least 100x the buy-in in your bankroll to be able to play securely  . Meaning for a $5 tournament you should have  a $500 bankroll. But that is just a basic guideline.

Why Cash Games?

Cash games are very good if you know how to play , know how to read your opponents and how to maximize your earnings. Key point for  cash games is knowing how to choose a table . If you play aggressively  then definitely go for the tighter tables because it is easier to steal from tight players . If you prefer a tight style  then look for the looser players, i am sure you get paid with the best hand then  ! If you play 20 tables at once then staying focused is VERY IMPORTANT. I never propose this to a  beginner because you just don’t have enough time to decide correctly  and eventually youstart making mistakes. Online Poker Cash Games normally  have about 20 second window for decisions , some feature a time bank for extra time. If you are experienced  then cash games are the option for you as it is the quickest way to maximize your bankroll. Another great thing about cash games is that you also getPoker Rakeback which increases your winnings  . Think of  rakeback as tax refund, you pay rake to a poker room and they refund you a part  – Rakeback.  If you play 10,000 hands per month then rakeback can help you a lot when thinking about bigger profits. Noxwin Rakeback for example, you get at least  30% rake back, if you rake $3,000, you get $1,000 back! Even governments do not provide this big refund ! At cash games you mostly need a  tight game manner if you play every day, so you would minimize your losses. Do not misunderstand me , It’s not possible to win every hand, but in the long run it will make your winnings bigger . By long run i mean a week, or a month, or a year. Online Poker Cash Game is my suggestion for all people who know a bit of poker  .

Perfect your game, learn the angles, study all that is necessary and beat them all ! 

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