cash vs tournament

Sit & Go tournament games are popular on the major poker sites. It is a format that is missed by many beginners who may only be familiar with the standard cash game format. A Sit & Go tournament offers the most entertainment bang for your buck. Unlike cash ring games where bets exchange hands at every round, in a tournament, you will get a set amount of chips and can play for a long time for just that one buy in. So you could play $5 buy in tournament and sit at a table with 10,000 chips. The tournament could easily run for 30 minutes to an hour. In a cash game, you can spend $5 on a single hand. In addition to providing extended play time, the tournament format is the style that will win you the most money if you get good. The skill level that it takes to play tournament poker is greater than that of a simple cash game therefore it offers the serious player a good opportunity to leverage skill over luck with casual players. If you don't have time to sit for hours and just want some quick action for your lunch break then cash game is for you. You can play a few hands and cash out. Tournament you have to sit there and wait until everyone at the table is eliminated or you bust out, before you can cash out your winnings. Some tournament related concepts and good books on the subject will be covered in the tips and links