Types of Poker Games
GAME TYPES, STRATEGIES AND TACTICS
Not all types of poker games are created equal. And we’re not talking about the differences between No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha (game variants). We’re talking about the differences between Sit & Go games, Tournaments, and Cash Games (game types). Each game type requires a different strategy to be successful. If you’re not sure of the differences between online poker games, here’s a quick refresher:
Sit & Go:
Sometimes you’re in the mood for a quick tournament but don’t want to wait for a specific start time. With Sit & Go games, one of the most popular types of online poker games, you can buy directly in and play whenever the mood strikes. All players receive the same starting chip stack for the same buy-in. As soon as there are enough players for a full table, the Sit & Go begins.
These multi-table events begin at a specific day and time. You can buy directly in or, in many cases, win your way in through satellites with lower buy-ins. The goal of each tournament is to be the last player standing and the prize pool is distributed based on how you finish. All players in the tournament receive the same starting stack.
If you love the idea of jumping onto any table at any time, Cash Games are your best bet. You can buy in and play poker games online 24/7 for whatever amount you like (as long as you meet the minimum required for the table) and each chip you receive has a real dollar value. There is no end goal in a cash game, other than to win. And you can jump in and out of a cash game at your leisure.