Battle of the planets

    • Styr
      Styr
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.03.2009 Posts: 408
      As I see it, the only real way to profit from SNGs is by making it high up to the leaderboards. I have tried many times, and almost made it once, falling off by only a few places, after losing the second half of my block to hands full of bullshit.

      Has anybody been able to make it constantly to the top, and if so, then how do you do it?
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    • joecar
      joecar
      Silver
      Joined: 09.04.2008 Posts: 347
      Are you focusing on the mercury ($1.20) SNGs? Play the 27 player SNGs, watch the SNG videos in the video section and practice ICM.
    • danjef
      danjef
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.06.2010 Posts: 80
      Any reason you say the 27 mans? do youearn more points or something from them ?
    • Styr
      Styr
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.03.2009 Posts: 408
      Yes, I was thinking mainly about the Mercury level.

      Indeed, you get more points in finishing in the top of a 27- man tournament, than a 18- or 9- man one.
    • joecar
      joecar
      Silver
      Joined: 09.04.2008 Posts: 347
      Points

      Number of players
      Place 6 7 8 9 10 12 16 18 27
      1st 39 44 40 45 50 54 55 61 80
      2nd 21 26 24 27 30 32 41 46 58
      3rd 0 0 16 18 20 22 26 30 38
      4th 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 16 22
      5th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18

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    • goldchess
      goldchess
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.02.2010 Posts: 641
      Originally posted by Styr
      As I see it, the only real way to profit from SNGs is by making it high up to the leaderboards.
      Not true. Focus on improving your game, reading articles, watching videos, posting hands and attending coachings.

      Yes, rake is horrible on this limit. However the games are definately beatable. The BOP prizes are a nice bonus if you happen to be a luckbox that week, but you shoudn't set out to try and place well in it. When your SNG game is really good, results will come by themselves.