How to go up a level in SnG

    • Gunnimar
      Gunnimar
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      Joined: 07.03.2009 Posts: 16
      So i´ve been playing the 3.25 tables on pokerstars and its been going up and down. Mostly because of players who seem to play anything. Got hammered for example by 45 against AQ just now.

      Anyways i seem to be stuck around 150 dollars which is difficult because its exactly the limit for 3.25. How long did it take you guys to go to the next level ? And how ?
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    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
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      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      took me 1000 games to move from $2t to $5 on FTP. i play 12 tables at a time and with a few bonuses got my required 100BI role.

      just stick to a good tight early stage game and follow ICM in late stages and you will see profits.
    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
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      Joined: 29.07.2008 Posts: 1,354
      So you started with $200 on the $2 SnG and made $300 in 1k games with bonus/rakeback, am I getting it right?
    • lessthanthreee
      lessthanthreee
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      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      Originally posted by mishkagg
      So you started with $200 on the $2 SnG and made $300 in 1k games with bonus/rakeback, am I getting it right?
      yes. look in my blog (link in my signature) i have graphs/advice in there for players wanting to beat micro limit sngs
    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
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      Joined: 29.07.2008 Posts: 1,354
      Thanks!
    • andreibalint
      andreibalint
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      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 872
      I'm in the same bucket. I'm fluctuating over 250, between 2$ and 5$ BI. I changed the BRM to the following: once i hit the level needed to go up stakes, i mix tables from the old BI with the new one:

      250$: 1 5$, rest 2$. If i go to 225$, i will only play the 2$sng's
      275$: 2 5$, rest 2$. If i go to 250$, i will only play 1 table with 5$BI, etc...

      I am playing 6 tables so when i'm in the middle of a limit (for 5$BI that will be around 400$ i guess) i'll play only the 5$BI. I do this to avoid variance between limits because you'll be stuck there for a while and because losing a single 5$BI Sng will eat up a lot of your winnings at the 2$ (almost all of the 2nd place finish).

      If it works or not i can't say... I'm still hovering around 250, but it's certainly more confortable than my +20BI 5$ and then back down to 250.
    • vladd20
      vladd20
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      Joined: 22.10.2008 Posts: 3,735
      if you want to learn to beat the microlimits take me as a coach.... i made 750 dollar profit in 1700, 3 dollar sng at party.... see my 100 to 1100 3 weeks challenge road to Romanian Poker Championship