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Tournaments vs Cash Games: What the Pros Play by Nathan Williams

Should you play poker tournaments or cash games? This is something that a lot of people ask themselves when they first start playing poker.

In tournaments everybody starts with the same amount of chips and the blinds increase at regular intervals. The goal of the tournament is to win everybody else's chips. And there are real money payouts depending on where you finish.

In cash games however, the chips that you have in front of you represent real dollar amounts and the blinds never increase. Furthermore, you cannot be eliminated and you can reload again anytime you want. So the goal is simply to win more chips than you started with.

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