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I think players are different.  Some like the challenge of tournaments and enjoy spending hours playing poker.  They like having an understanding of when to play certain hands and how much to put into the middle.  IMO, winning large tournaments requires a lot of run good.  You can be close(two hours) from the money and get shit hands.  You may squeak out a min-cash, but there's no skill that gives you much more than that.

 

Cash games you win or lose in whatever amount of time you want to play.  You come and go when you get ready.  You can choose the skill level of your opponents and play within your own range that you decide.  Sometimes you start winning and it become boring, because your winnings are capped.  You are winning, but you won't win 3K in a day.  You sit there and collect money.  You start getting the illusion that to make more money all you have to do is play bigger games.

 

That's a little of how I see it.  I really don't like tournaments, what do you do with the rest of the day?  Lot's of tournament players come play cash.  We love them.  Sometimes, I win so much I think this is an easy living.  I find is it's a very cerebral game.  It very challenging to stay on my best game, a slip can break me.  I can lose my game and not be able to turn it back on.

 

I play a lot.  I play for enjoyment.  

 

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1 hour ago, Number9 said:

I think players are different.  Some like the challenge of tournaments and enjoy spending hours playing poker.  They like having an understanding of when to play certain hands and how much to put into the middle.  IMO, winning large tournaments requires a lot of run good.  You can be close(two hours) from the money and get shit hands.  You may squeak out a min-cash, but there's no skill that gives you much more than that.

 

Cash games you win or lose in whatever amount of time you want to play.  You come and go when you get ready.  You can choose the skill level of your opponents and play within your own range that you decide.  Sometimes you start winning and it become boring, because your winnings are capped.  You are winning, but you won't win 3K in a day.  You sit there and collect money.  You start getting the illusion that to make more money all you have to do is play bigger games.

 

That's a little of how I see it.  I really don't like tournaments, what do you do with the rest of the day?  Lot's of tournament players come play cash.  We love them.  Sometimes, I win so much I think this is an easy living.  I find is it's a very cerebral game.  It very challenging to stay on my best game, a slip can break me.  I can lose my game and not be able to turn it back on.

 

I play a lot.  I play for enjoyment.  

 

The most ive made in a single session was $1800 at 10/20 FLHE

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16 minutes ago, TheBukafax said:

The most ive made in a single session was $1800 at 10/20 FLHE

I don’t know where you live. They have a 20/40 FL game in Tunica. Runs every weekend. Starts on Wednesday 10-20, Thursday 15/30, Friday 20/40 through Sunday. 

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1 minute ago, Number9 said:

I don’t know where you live. They have a 20/40 FL game in Tunica. Runs every weekend. Starts on Wednesday 10-20, Thursday 15/30, Friday 20/40 through Sunday. 

Im near Toronto in Canada haha, far away. 

 

I hate FL but at the time that was all my casino offered. Their was a law that in a charity casino you couldn't wager more than 100 per bet. So it had to be FL. That law got removed so they opened NL which I am thankful for.

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9 hours ago, TheBukafax said:

I assume you you get a Heartland event too?

No, 3 WSOP series and one WPT series, then "The River" at Winstar and some smaller series a few times mixed in

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I started playing online(2005-2010) and at the time live tournaments were pretty horrible in terms of structure. I remember in 2006 playing in a 1500 WSOP side event at the main event in Vegas and starting with 1500 chips. 

 

Yes tournaments have large variance and you can run bad etc.... That's what was good about online, I could play 8-10 tournaments at once and that evens out the variance. I profited about 45k my best year and over 25k two other years......

 

But now the live tournaments have super good structures. The 1700.00 WSOP events start with 30k in chips and have 40 min blind level. Even the side events in the 250.00-400 range have great structures. 

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