Attempting SnG's

    • DannyG13
      DannyG13
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2009 Posts: 1,150
      Hi, after recieving my starting capital (thanks again PS :D ) on Titan and coming 6th in an MTT (cashing for $299), i've decided to make a deposit on PokerStars and try and make some cash playing the 9 man SnG's on there. This has always been my favourite format, and feel when I keep my patience and play my game, with thanks to the articles on here, I usually do quite well.

      I've only made a small deposit, and will stick to the mere $1 SnG's until my bankroll allows me to move up; which I hope won't be too long. Played a few tonight, and done okay despite not getting the best of luck with cards. According to SharkScope, current Av. ROI is 39%, is this any good?

      Was basically wondering, is there any software (preferably free, I am a student after all :P ) that are useful for SnG's, things that could help me track players or help me work out odds quicker than I can in my head while multitabling, that sorta thing.

      Any other hints, tips and advice you could give as well would be great (remember, it's the 9 man ones i'll be focussing on mainly) :) .

      Thanks in advance,

      - DannyG13
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    • Menschdefekt
      Menschdefekt
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.06.2009 Posts: 27
      Pokerstars has banned most programs that let you look up players stats and such.
    • Nazzor
      Nazzor
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.06.2008 Posts: 46
      Hey DannyG13,

      ROI of 39% is more than good, but "Played a few tonight" doesn't imply you have a lot of hands under that ROI. Just stick to your playing, and see how ROI changes.

      On micro stakes if you're really good player you can manage ROI of 20% (plus/minus), but as you climb up the stakes good ROI is 5%.

      So anything positive is good, just try to increase the volume of your playing.

      Software-wise,

      Free ones are sharkscope.com, SNGEGT, holdemresources.net ICM Calculator, PokerStove, Popopop Universal Replayer and AHK scripts (multitabling)

      When you get cash you can get some of the better ones, including: SNGWizard, SNG Power Tools, Poker Tracker and Hold'em Manager.

      Hope it helps,
      -Nazzor