I am playing in a Millionaire Maker Video Poker tournament qualifier next month. It was an invitational at Harrah's New Orleans. The top 10 get a seat in the Millionaire Maker finals. The most recent thread here about video poker tournaments was back in July of 2007. It had a total of one reply. Video Poker is the only machine game I play when I want a break from the tables and I am fairly experienced in VP play. From playing 5-10 VP tournaments in the past and watching my girlfriend compete in a number of slot tournaments, it seems to me that your tournament strategy and your regular cash game strategy for VP might be two completely different animals. In your cash games, much of your winnings will be small hits such as 3OAK, flushes, straights, and so on. While these small hits will keep you playing for a long time in a cash game, they rarely will amount to a large enough total to win anything in a tournament. It seems that everyone I see cashing in machine tournaments has hit at least one or more top jackpots during their rounds. So, how radically do the experts here recommend changing your regular cash game strategy to chase the big jackpots (royals, 4OAK) that it seems to take to win VP tournaments?