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emonrad87 12-25-2005 05:48 PM

I need a change (Learning)
I am in need of poker help.

I have played poker for over a year now, and I have made a substantial amount of money doing so. I began bly playing $10/1's with the help of a friend of mine, and built a roll to play $2/4 limit. From there I moved up through limit stakes, and have played $5/10 and $10/20 shorthanded with success. However, over the past few months I have become more and more interested in increasing hourly rate and not actually improving my game. As a result, I have been playing 8 tables of $5/10 short handed, and grinding out tons of hands on autoplay. Because of this, my game has stagnated. Coupled with a large (200+ big bets) downswing, this has made me want to learn a new game. I donít like No Limit ring for a number of reasons, so I want to play sit and goís. However, my SnG game has completely gone since I played them over a year ago. I am posting to ask how I should learn them.

I want to start by playing $20/2ís. $10/1ís are too small of an amount to me, and I canít really take them seriously. I donít mind losing some money in the process of learning Ė Iím an 18 year old student and donít have much in the way of vital expenses (college is paid for). I have a basic grasp of SnG strategy, but not much in the way of specifics? What should I do to become an excellent SnG player? Are there posts that are super informative that you have book marked? Are there guides to basic strategy online? Obviously I know that I will need to post hands for specific review, so donít just say ďpost handsĒ. I genuinely want to become an expert at SnGís.

Thanks in advance for your help, and I am certain Iíll be posting a lot in this forum in the near future.

12-25-2005 06:12 PM

Re: I need a change (Learning)

That will give you some food for thought =)

Also, I would recommend getting Sit n Go Power Tools. I think any serious SnG player should have it.

12-25-2005 09:19 PM

Re: I need a change (Learning)
When you are first starting SNGs, make a point to study AT LEAST as many hours as you play. By studying, I mean: <ul type="square">[*]Reading the FAQ[*]Learning every bubble situation with SNGPT[*]Pouring over the archives and absorbing all the wisdom and knowledge you can from posters like Irieguy, Unarmed, Raptor, Curtains, etc[*]Actively participating in forum discussions[*]*occasionally* posting a hand that you are completely stumped on[/list]Do this and 6-12 months from now you will probably be approaching the earn you had at $10/20sh, but with FAR less variance.

bawcerelli 12-25-2005 11:00 PM

Re: I need a change (Learning)
i don't think it will take 6-12 months for him to become a solid sng player.

p.s. OP, you probably want to include tigerite in your post search.

12-25-2005 11:05 PM

Re: I need a change (Learning)
It obviously depends on how much time he puts in. Play 1500 a month and study just as much and you'll be there in 2 months.

Hendricks433 12-25-2005 11:39 PM

Re: I need a change (Learning)
Youll learn who the good posters are quick enough. SNGPT is probally one of the most important things you can get because of Bubble Play being so important.

curtains 12-26-2005 12:15 AM

Re: I need a change (Learning)

If you try to win at Sit and Gos and don't use SNGPT religiously you are a blistering idiot in my opinion. I've almost never talked to anyone who really has a clue, that doesn't use that program.

emonrad87 12-26-2005 06:08 AM

Re: I need a change (Learning)
Thanks for the advice. Sounds pretty much the same as I got back in the day in the micro limit forum [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]. It's good to hear it again tho

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