Buy points?

    • broodjkaas
      broodjkaas
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      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 108
      Hello, I've got a question. I'm a 11$ shorthanded sng grinder and I was wondering if it's worth my money to buy a gold package to improve my play, because there aren't a lot of shorthanded sit and go video's.
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    • EuanM
      EuanM
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      Joined: 07.05.2011 Posts: 531
      Hey broodjkaas,


      Thanks for posting!

      If you grind $11 SnG's, you should be Gold in no-time on a tracked account!


      Suppose you don't play tracked, our recommendation is of course to GET tracked, and unlock the awesomeness that is PokerStrategy.com, depending on where you play and if you play tracked, you're looking at about maximum 100-250 of those SNG's to get the Gold status; around 600-1500 for platinum status - depending on the limit and site you play on.

      You can find a overview of our poker rooms here:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/online-poker-rooms/

      Alternatively, as you mentioned you can purchase one of our statuses, Silver / Gold / Platinum & even Diamond and unlock the content immediately.

      For Shorthanded SnG's content at Gold or below, we have the following:

      Our Video section, contains a wealth of content for SnG players. But overall, shorthanded SnG play is associated with the Platinum status, which is why the majority of our videos for SH SnG's can be found available only to Platinum.

      faarcyde, our SnG specialist has one Gold & two Silver Videos for your enjoyment directly relating to SH SnG's, with one theory video concerning exploitability.

      Faarcyde coaches SnG's HU, FR & SH, I believe his material could be of great benefit to you.

      Faarout Concepts: Exploitability
      How about some Low-stakes for gosh sakes...
      Strictly Six Max - Special Episode



      In terms of Coaching, we have a Gold expert coaching with Unam every Tuesday at 22:30-00:00, although the majority of the time only Fullring games are covered. On occasion, Shorthanded play is explored.


      With our Strategy section, if you purchased the Gold status, you would get EVERY SnG Article we have, except the Advanced ICM Platinum Article. So the amount of written content you would have access to dramatically increases, and this is where your game can improve.


      We also have the Sit & Go Forums where you can discuss your strategy & decisions made in hands with our community.

      My personal recommendation is to get tracked to unlock all the content you could need & get totally involved with our awesome community, as this is a sure fire way to improve your play!

      Whether or not it's worth the investment to buy the status or to get a tracked account & grind it out, is completely up to you. One thing is clear: Involvement in the community is key to improvement of your game!

      I hope this helps & Good luck at the tables!

      -E
    • broodjkaas
      broodjkaas
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      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 108
      Thank you for your answer.
      Ive taken a look around the site and I think this isn't the best site for me to buy a kind of coaching. I saw the best shorthanded sng vid's were for platinum only, and that's to expensive for me. The forum looks good tho, but im affraid there won't be very good players in the SNG forum because I think the best sng players will be found in the gold+ area.
    • EuanM
      EuanM
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      Joined: 07.05.2011 Posts: 531
      Hey broodjkaas,


      Good to hear from you again!

      Personally, I am of the opinion that the status system does not accurately reflect the skill of it's holder.

      It really comes down to the individual case, and those who are most involved in the community tend to have a better understanding of what variant they are studying, simply because they have other people to discuss it with & their play in questioned at a higher frequency than if they were not, this in itself allows their quality of play to improve at a higher rate.

      As long as you are involved in the community, your skill level can only improve.

      To maximize the benefit to yourself if you do play on a tracked account, would be to use a partner room with a high StrategyPoints:Rake ratio, to ensure you get the maximum out of your SnG rake, which tends to be less on average than ring games.

      Check out William Hill for example, where we give you 5 whole StrategyPoints per $ of rake. This way you can move up our status system at the most efficient rate & gain access to the awesome content to send you on your way through the mid & high stakes SnG's

      And for something than you can get your teeth into directly, download our ICM Trainer to teach you the fundamentals of the SnG push or fold stage. This software is free-of-charge for any PokerStrategy.com member.

      We also have the Sit & Go: Beginners Learning Path to guide you effectively through our field of content in terms of the Sit & Go.

      Here is our Sit & Go Strategy Overview, for a birds-eye view on our overall strategy for these types of games.


      I hope these help you!

      All the best,

      -E
    • broodjkaas
      broodjkaas
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      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 108
      Hey,
      unfortunatly i've already got a account at a pokersite with a nice rakeback deal, so it wont be possible to get the gold status true playing on a tracked account. Also, I'm not a 'beginning' sng player anymore, I know the basics and ive already got sng wizard so I dont think the beginner articles wont be any help for me.

      Regards
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Originally posted by broodjkaas
      Hey,
      unfortunatly i've already got a account at a pokersite with a nice rakeback deal, so it wont be possible to get the gold status true playing on a tracked account. Also, I'm not a 'beginning' sng player anymore, I know the basics and ive already got sng wizard so I dont think the beginner articles wont be any help for me.

      Regards
      guess thats a no then !! :D

      Good luck with your poker and all the best

      Roo :)
    • broodjkaas
      broodjkaas
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      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 108
      Yes, guess pokerstrategy isn't the best site for me to invest in, to bad, thankyou :)