any point playing these sng's?

    • martoman2k10
      martoman2k10
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      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 669
      Hey, I signed up for ps.com and did the quiz. Got my $50 for William Hill but I've found that their sng's are not really to my liking. Games I want to play are 6max turbo sng's.

      The rake is always 20% of the actual tourney fee, and there's no rakeback

      The payout structure is 70-30 , which seems not really worth it (profit of 60 cents when playing the 1.20)

      Should I keep playing there? Should I withdraw? If I withdraw, will I keep getting my strategy points on other poker siter? (I've entered my nickname)
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    • conall88
      conall88
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 1,715
      move to somewhere with rake of 15% or less imo.
    • pogodon
      pogodon
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      Joined: 23.07.2010 Posts: 1,210
      id move to a different site, create another poker room account with a different site through poker strategy
    • MatejM47
      MatejM47
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      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      You will get strategy points on any site that's associated with pokerstrategy as long as you make an account trough them. The only problem might be if you already have an account on lets say pokerstars that's not tracked since you can not make a new one. Other then that it shouldn't be a problem.

      As for SnGs. They really aren't worth playing due to huge 20% rake until BI of 5$ and up where rake drops down a bit. Pokerstars have 20% rake on 1.2$ SnGs and only 9% rake on 6.5$ sngs. Its really hard to make a profit with such a huge rake, but the fields in 1$ games are really soft so its possible to grind them out till you have the roll for 6$ games and up.
    • gedwashere91
      gedwashere91
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      Joined: 20.07.2009 Posts: 2,387
      Good luck finding any games that are within a $50 BR with less than 20% rake.
      $1.20s on FTP are defs beatable, you could try those.
    • lozz08
      lozz08
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      Joined: 26.06.2009 Posts: 106
      Agree with above, if you make a FTP account and get tracked you'll get 27% rakeback so it'll be a $1.15 sng effectively.
    • martoman2k10
      martoman2k10
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      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 669
      yeah i've already got an FTP account but it's not through pokerstrategy, will deposit somewhere else before that just to get pokerstrategy silver etc
    • conall88
      conall88
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 1,715
      all sngs on IPN(boss media) [eg InterPoker/PokerHeaven] have 10% rake. (headsup rake is less)

      all sngs on ongame have 20% rake.
    • bradomurder
      bradomurder
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      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,329
      the points to cash exchange on Ipoker is WAY WAY better than 27% provided you play reasonable ammount and save them up.

      paddy power has 33% rakeback coupled with some sort of crazy high volume deal but it works out better too.

      imo the games are softer than FT too.