SNG Wizard - what is it?

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    • dogma18
      dogma18
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      Joined: 08.12.2009 Posts: 340
      it basically is only useful if ur multitabling sngs and it teaches in which situations u should be commiting ur chips or folding...its useful in a sense as it will open ur eyes to icm and the importance of it with regards to different stack sizes but its bad in a way as u have to manually adjust opponent ranges, this is better at higher stakes but at micros it may conflict coz u are against lots of fish, sngwiz assumes everyone has a knowledge of icm but at micros this is never the case
    • pzhon
      pzhon
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      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      There is a video on PokerStrategy introducing SNG Wizard:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/1676/
    • pzhon
      pzhon
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      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      I wouldn't say that SNG Wizard assumes that your opponents understand the ICM. Closer would be to say that SNG Wizard gives everyone a range of 20% regardless of how risk-averse they should be. It's not exactly 20%, but it's not much better. As SNG Wizard warns you, you have to adjust the default ranges or else you will get misleading answers.
    • akrammon
      akrammon
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      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 3,142
      You should get familiar with ICM.

      Once you've done that: Wizard gives you the chance to set every callingrange of opponents that are acting behind you, also the ranges with which opponents call after 2 allins, 3 allins, etc etc (this might sound like rubbish but this changes a lot in bubble situations). So you basically select your opponents ranges, and it tells you whether your hand is a push or a fold (it doesn't do raise or call). It even does more: it gives you the entire range with which you can profitably push.

      Now setting a proper range for an opponent might be hard, but it is really good that it has some graphs and in certain situations you just click on the graph and you see how many hands (in %) your opponent need to push/call in order for your call/push to be breakeven. Anything above/below that will be +EV, so if your actual hand is in the range eg above the breakeven point, then you are good. If your hand is very close to the breakeven point, then you can always rely on the hand evaluations forums :)