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Old 10-14-2008, 04:40 AM
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Default 6 max vs. full ring vs SNG

The past couple days i have been playing about one micro SNG every day. I have had good results lately, and i am considering switching from cash games to these sit n gos. I like these games because i don't get hit n run, and in these games, shortstacks are a good thing .

How different are these games, and what must one learn when playing STTs. I understand bubble play, and the importance of finishing in the money, but should starting hand range change for STTs? I know there are more players than 6 max (at the beginning of the tournament), so does that mean more tight?

I also found that you can basically win one considerable pot early in the game, and make it to the top 3 out of 9, without doing much else. Maybe the games i've seen have just been very fishy but it seems like these games could have a ton of variance.

How do bankrolls management work with STTs? Obviously there will be bigger swings, so the 20 BI rule probably doesnt work right?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:04 AM
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Do some searching. There's lots of good information on this topic. I think the general consensus is that you should play ridiculously tight at the beginning of SNGs and then you start pushbotting/bubble play/ICM analysis. And yea, you should have more than 20 BI. Maybe more like 50. But there is definitely better information out there from people that have played a lot more SNGs a lot better than I have.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:23 PM
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ICM is the fundamental strategy of SNGs. It's actually not about finishing in the money its about winning, once you get in the money it is much more important to finish in first because the payouts are usually exponential. However, there is a plethora of information readily available.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:02 PM
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I don't know if we can link to other threads here, but I did find this sticky from the STT 2+2 forums that I used when I converted my fpp's on starts to tourney dollars to help build my roll. I'll pm you the link in case my post is removed

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Old 10-19-2008, 01:17 AM
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What are peoples thoughts on the Double or Nothings? Top 5 get double the buy in, bottom 5 get nothing?

The 1 dollar DONs seem to be very easy and straight forward?

Anybody play these a lot?
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:18 PM
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Stars takes too much in rake, for your ROI to stay at a good level. The talks with people are at the higher stakes rake is not an issue.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:32 PM
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I can play the 1 dollar DONs at 35% ROI while 6-7 tabling, but im not sure if i should run sets or constantly load tables.

I'm considering moving to the Cake netword because i have bonuses to clear there, but i wonder if the lack in players will mean less tournaments, and mean less money for me in the long run?

Anyone know whether i should stick with stars with high rake + high volume of players, or go to cake with rakeback, but less tournaments?
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:47 PM
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From what I heard FTP has good tourneys, but I am not a tourney player,, and you can get the rakeback there. I have played cash on cake and love it, but never played the tourneys.
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cake tourneys have a very small selection... especially SNG's... Although I do like the larger buy in tourneys because you just dont get as many people competing in the guarantee tourneys like on stars
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:58 PM
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With rakeback you pay the overlay though
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