What is the normal SNG rake?

    • BadeaCelRau
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122

      I've always been a loser at micro sngs, even though I'm a winner at micro cash ga,es and I'm wondering how much is my fault and how much I can blame it on the room. I put some effort to improve my tournament game, played a few hundreds to limit the variance but still no improvement.

      The problem is that the only place I played is Party (and another room not associated with pokerstrategy but I didn't play more than 50 there so it doesn't change much) and the rake is huge. The blind structure is also horrible, players start with 50bb so it gets to push/fold mode really fast.

      Can you please tell me what is the normal rake for SNG, 6max, 10max and HUSNG at micros on PS and fulltilt?
  • 3 replies
    • ghaleon
      Joined: 17.10.2007 Posts: 5,877
      Just checked from pokerstars client and rake seem to be less than 10% even in micro games. In fulltilt mostly 10% or bit more.
    • ro1chwvd
      Joined: 25.11.2009 Posts: 122
      Fulltilt has 20% at the 1$ sngs.
    • pzhon
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      When I last checked, PokerStars raked over 10% for the $1 SNGs. You might accidentally look at the Fifty50 tournaments which have lower rakes, but these are not comparable.

      Originally, most sites had a 10% rake, e.g., $5+$0.50 or $20+$2, and no tournaments below the $5 level, and no turbo SNGs. (Party Poker was exceptional in that it had $5+$1 SNGs.) In higher stakes tournaments, the rake was slightly reduced, e.g., $200+$15. When lower stakes tournaments were introduced, these came with slightly higher rakes than 10%. When turbo SNGs were introduced, these came with slightly lower rakes.