“Personally, I’ve always preferred tournaments. I’ve rarely felt comfortable playing cash games, and my advantage has always seemed to be better in the increasingly confined space defined by player eliminations and rising blinds. But after walking through some of these numbers …. I’m rethinking my personal poker strategy. Is it time for you to do the same?”
Taken from “Why You’ll Never Make A Living Playing Live Poker Tournaments” by Darrel Plant.
Given my preference for tournaments over cash games (for reasons such as this one), it’s fair to say I grimaced when I saw the title of Darrel’s article.
Thankfully the focus is big money tournaments where you will walk into the best poker players in the world, meaning there is an element of statistical bias due to the fact the opposition will be so strong.
In any case, it does suggest that the numbers are stacked well against me. Did I really think I was going to go from £1 buy-in tournaments all the way to the WSOP? Well, there’s no harm in trying…