When a player has had a few hours of experience playing online poker, and even won a few games, the thought that enters their head is often that playing in a tournament should be their next move. After all, if they have won a few cash games, how difficult can a tournament be?
Which options are best when playing online poker and agen poker online, though? Cash games or tournaments? Depending on your skill level, there are benefits and negatives to each.
Cash games are easier to win — There are thousands of players that join tournaments, which means your competition when it comes to winning is huge. In other words, unless you are an exceptional player that rarely makes mistakes, you may want to stick with cash games for a while. They are easier to win and, even if they pay out far less money, win enough of them and you can do well.
Cash games are on your schedule — When thinking about tournaments, it often does not cross a player’s mind that they will be stuck on the tournament’s schedule as long as they are still in the running. With cash games, however, you can come and go as you want. Sit in on a game when you want, and leave when you want. Nobody is controlling your time or telling you when to be there.
Cash games require a lower stake — Buying into a tournament means hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Especially if you go all the way to the finish. With cash games, however, you can have hours of fun playing, and winning, for just a few dollars.
Tournaments offer huge winnings — If you are an exceptional player then playing an online poker tournament may be the right decision for you. After all, they offer huge winnings and you could be the person that wins.
Bad players play in tournaments — While you may think only good poker players play in tournaments, this is not true. In fact, so many bad players enter tournaments, you could beat out half the competition without even trying if you are simply an average one.
Tournaments attract non-professional players — When you play cash games, you will often come across a lot of professional players. After all, they play poker for a living, and they have to play it somewhere.
With tournaments, however, recreational players often join in the fun. They do this just for the experience, and for the chance of being able to say they play in tournaments right alongside the professional players.