Cash game player wants to play tournaments

N AN A Red Chipper Posts: 147 ✭✭
edited April 2018 in General Concepts
Hi guys,

I've been grinding 1/3 and thinking about playing tournaments. I haven't played tournaments in years.

Do you cash game players play tournaments as well?

My casino has $30K guaranteed every 4th Sunday.

Buy in is $345 with late entries/reentries up to 4 rounds (30 mins rounds).

Average participants is 160 ish top 10% get paid.

So around $8-9K for first.

There are smaller tournaments too like $900 ish first place maybe 40-50 players.

Should I start at the smaller tournaments?
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  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,396 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Tourney and cash game aren't played the same. Mostly because of stack size differences, tourney having ante and ICM.
    Same rules, same cards, different strategies and meta.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,850 -
    If the juice on the smaller tournaments isn't too bad I'd play a couple of those first to figure out my weaknesses. In Vegas at least the rake on the smaller tournaments is excessive.
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  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 5,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would also recommend looking for the best structure you can find. There used to be a site called pokertournamentformula.com that rated how good each tournament at each casino was. I guess it's gone now, which is a shame. He called it the "patience factor" which compared how long you got to play with a reasonably deep stack. But I recall the Venetian had a lot of tournaments with a relatively slow structure, which is great for skilled players.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,850 -
    jeffnc wrote: »
    I would also recommend looking for the best structure you can find. There used to be a site called pokertournamentformula.com that rated how good each tournament at each casino was. I guess it's gone now, which is a shame. He called it the "patience factor" which compared how long you got to play with a reasonably deep stack. But I recall the Venetian had a lot of tournaments with a relatively slow structure, which is great for skilled players.

    This does something similar:

    http://www.tourneytracks.com/ter/
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