CHAPTER 1 – Introduction to Sit&Go’s

Single table Sit&Go’s are the fastest growing game in online poker and there are TONS and TONS of money to be made. My manual is going to teach you how to make a stable income everyday just by playing Sit&Go’s! Eventually you will be able to quit your day job and work from your own home playing the game you love. Before you can become rich playing Sit&Go’s you must truly understand the game.

A typical Sit&Go consists of 9 players with the top 3 finishers making the money. In Sit&Go’s players buy in for a fixed amount as opposed to cash games where you can buy in for whatever amount you want and lose it in one hand on a bad beat. I am sure whoever is reading this can relate because I sure can. Losing a large part of my bankroll in one hand was tough to overcome, but with playing Sit&Go’s you can only lose a fixed amount which is great. When you buy into a Sit&Go, there is also a small tournament fee, which is typically 10% of the tournament buy-in. This means that if you enter a $10 Sit&Go, $10 is going to the tournament prize pool, and $1 is going to the poker site for hosting the Sit&Go. This is just like the rake that goes to the house for cash games. 10% isn’t that bad and won’t kill your pockets.

When the Sit&Go begins each player is given the same amount of “play chips” that they use to play in the Sit&Go. The chips you have aren’t real money, but you have to use them to try and outlast all of your opponents. It’s a game of survival and the top 3 finishers are awarded a cash prize. Below is the breakdown of payment awarded for finishing in the top 3:

Poker Prize Money

 

1st Place Win 50% of the prize pool

2nd Place Finish 30% of the prize pool

3rd Place Finish 20% of the prize pool

 

You must realize that single table Sit&Go’s are very rapid, because the blinds are constantly being raised. On almost all online poker sites on average blinds are increased every ten minutes, and as the tournament progresses and an ante is added as well. Blinds start to eat everyone’s chip stack which is why the Sit&Go finishes extremely fast.

Whether its 3 am or 3pm, Sit&Go’s can be entered in at anytime around the clock. They are accurately running around the clock at just about every single online poker site. You will always find a game no matter what. This means that as soon as you lose in one of the Sit&Go’s you can join another immediately. Many weak players don’t feel like waiting around for a cash game, so they join a Sit&Go and play horrible.

Another benefit is the chips’ sitting in front of you is not real money chips and you can ONLY lose a set amount. At a cash table you can lose all of the money you have at any time, especially to a suck out. It is absolutely the worst feeling in the world. In a Sit&Go however, you can only lose what the buy in was for the tournament. A bad beat or suck out won’t kill your bankroll.

 

TIP!!!!

I found that the best time to play any type of poker, whether it’s a Sit&Go, a Tourney or a cash game, is round about 03:00 in the morning, especially on a Saturday morning. Why?? A lot of people just came back from the pubs, clubs or any other party and then wants to play some poker. Some of them would have had quite a lot to drink and their game would be way down. Playing poker after you had a few drinks is the worst choice you can make. You will feel like you are invincible and will then make very stupid calls and bets.

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