From Tournaments to Cash Games by Eric Lynch



I've been taking a short break from tournaments lately after a pretty good Spring in which I finished second in the Six-Max Cubed Pot Limit Omaha event during the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Poker tournaments are always a lot more fun when you're winning and a whole lot less fun when you're losing, but I try to be really cautious this time of year to help prevent me from becoming burnt out before the World Series of Poker (WSOP) even starts. It's definitely a mind shift for me when I bounce from tournaments to cash games. Cash games don't have the excitement that tournaments do once you get deep, but you can start and stop them anytime you want, which is really convenient for me with my family. I can play for an hour or so then take a break and play outside with the kids, do some reading, do some writing for my book, or play Wii. If I have a couple of bad hands, I can just get up, go do something else, and come back with a fresh mind. Tournaments are a whole different ballgame. I have to be able to maintain focus for upwards ...

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