This holds especially true in a small Sit Go where the size of the table decreases with the players who get eliminated (in other words, the vacant seats at the table arent filled). In these tournaments your play should. Theres a big difference between cash and tournamentplay, I suppose you know that by now. But exactly what is it that makes the difference? Allow me to let you in on some of the secrets. First of all you. But take this exact same situation in a tournament and you would be losing your entire buy in 47 times and doubling up your stack 53 times. But this doubled up stack doesnt represent a double chance of winning. Now the same example but this time you are holding the AKo and you think youre up against a medium pair. If I would be playing a tournament I would me more likely to move all-in in this situation. In a cash game you would technically be more inclined to call since this coinflip is giving you 53 vs. 47 chance of winning. So if you would play this exact same hand 100 times it would be profitable. In a cash game you need to slowly accumulate more chips, as they represent your income. But in a tournament its quite different because the chips represent your strength at the table rather than your actual income. But in a cash game, where the blinds remain the same and the objective is not to eliminate opponents, you should be a little more conservative with the all-in approach. But to make it easy, things are different when. In a cash game you would obviously have to vary your play according to the different types of players at the table and to make sure you wont become predictable, but, all considered, a cash game requires a different. In fact, if you would wait for a few hours (or in some tournaments a few minutes) these chips youve just won are nothing more than one big blind. So youve risked all for a small added chance of. One more important factor is that, as the blinds remain the same in a cash game, the play doesnt change. In a tournament, where players get eliminated an the blinds go up, the action does accordingly.