How are Poker Tournaments Different from Cash Games?

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Many players mentioned a “ghosting” scandal from earlier this year, where a professional player used the online account of an amateur. Canada, along with many other countries, wasn’t admitting Americans because of the U.S.’s surging number of coronavirus cases. Some parts of Mexico were letting Americans in but only by plane, not by car. Many of the game’s most well-known players, such as Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Maria Ho, and poker vlogger Brad Owen, got on planes bound for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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So, yes this can possibly mean more success and real cash wins. Poker players tend to take the long view, speaking of tournament buy-ins as investments with a more or less predictable return when averaged over time. “In a relatively tough tournament, the worst players in the field are losing maybe as much as 30 or 40 percent of their buy-in,” says Ike Haxton, who plays professionally. Stronger amateurs, he says, should expect to lose an average of about 15 percent of the money they put in, while the best pros will earn a return of around 5 to 10 percent over the long run.