How to Play Poker
Poker Sit & Go Tournaments (SNG) - How to Play
Poker Multi-Table Tournaments (MTT) - How to Play
Sit & Go Tournaments (SNG) are one of the three most popular poker formats, together with Multi-Table Tournaments and Cash game. SNGTournaments are great for players who love analytical game and are willing to learn standard strategies by heart. The sums of money are not won at once, but it is a much more stable way of earning money.
There are meny formats of SNGs and every online casino offers a bit different games in regard to paying structures or starting stacks. Moving from one poker room to another is a bit more complicated as it is necessary to learn about the new aspects of SNGs.
SNGs are also a very mathematical format of poker. Many of the situations are solvable by a poker software and if you want to play mid or high stakes SNGs seriously, you will need to invest in SNG software to make some progress in the game.
|Pros of SNGs||Cons of SNGs|
+ Stable Income
+ Microstakes are Extremely Soft
+ Solvable by Software
+ Great Edge Over Opponents
+ A Lot of Money to be Won
+ Freerolls to Stars Your Bankroll
- Very Mathematical
- A Need to Invest in Poker Software
- A Need to Learn about Many SNG Structures
- Usually not Available at Land-Based Poker Rooms
How SNGs are Played
SNGs don't have a scheduled start, but they have a set number of players. If that number gathers, the tournaments starts immediately. The tournaments may be single-table or
multi-table. Also the prizes are known beforehand as the starting number of players is known before the tournament starts. Other than that, SNGs are very similar to MTTs. You buy-in and are given tournaments chips. There are different from cash game chips as they do not represent the money payed. For example, in a tournament of a $1 buy-in the starting stack may be the same as in a tournament with a $100 buy-in.
The players then play and the prizes are determined by the final position of players. The tournament chips cannot be exchanged for money at any time of a tournament and a player must be eliminated (or win a tournament) to cash out.
The blinds are periodically increased to force players into play and adjust for the overall increasing absolute amount of chips in players' stacks, as they eliminate each other.
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