April 14, 2012

1,5$ SNG's easy?

Every guide or forumpost about SNG's they talk about how easy it is to get started as a winning player if you start out with STT. All beginners with a basic understanding will be a winner at the micro SNG! blablabla

That makes STT incredible frustrating for me. Im currently 380games in at pokerstars, mostly 1,5$ STT. And my ROI is 3,2 at 1,5$ games. With an overall at -9,5. Meaning im down 41$ from my initial bankroll of 200$.

My finish distribution are
1st: 19
2nd: 18
3rd: 31
4th: 26
5th: 13
6th: 19
7th: 18

I just find that 75% of the players, even at the micro's, play super tight. When the push/fold game starts we are usually 7 players left. And this push/fold game actually last quite long. Because many of the players push from any postion with others players usually respecting their pushes. Which means that when I'm in position there is usually a guy that has allready pushed before me and I then have to fold most of my range.
This forces me to push mediocre+ hands from out of position and that usually ends up with me losing in 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th place!

Posted By igothair at 09:57 PM



jaimestaples posted on April 15, 2012 at 02:21 AM


Hey man, keep grinding! Im sure things will work out for you. My guess based on you finish distribution is that you are playing a tad too loose early game. Do you use a hud? if so what do you normally run for vpip and pfr?

igothair posted on April 15, 2012 at 09:23 AM


I use HEM2.
My average VPIP/PFR based on how many opponents left are.

10: 9,1 & 5,1
9: 8,4 & 5,2
8: 9,7 & 7,8
7: 11,4 & 9,3
6: 13,2 & 11,6 (here HEM2 says i start losing a significant amount of chips)
5: 16,1 & 14,3
4: 19,3 & 17,5
3: 33,9 & 30,2
2: 46,2 & 41,2

I havent used HEM2 too look at this before. But according to this I might loosen up to early?

PrinzVonHapunkt posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM


oh wow no wonder that I never won at SNGs when you should be so nitty early on

jaimestaples posted on April 16, 2012 at 00:54 AM


hmm can't really tell. Maybe make a screen recording and post it in the member video section. Shoot me a pm and ill take a look over it man.

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