Hello. I write this blog rather for myself. I'm SnG newbie but I hope I will will learn to play this kind of poker soon. I will keep track of my progress here. By now I did that using my notebook but I hope "going public" will improve my game.

I started playing SnGs a week ago. I play them in sets of 6. This way I play about 12-18 SnG a day. I don't use PT3 yet (I used it a lot before). Now I just try to learn the strategy. Some of you might say that multitabling is a bad thing for a beginner but I used to play 16 tables SSS on NL50. SnGs are far more complex, that's why I play only 6.

My bankroll: 52$

I play standard FR SnG 1$+0.20$ on FTP


In my notebook I write my worst moves from my sessions to find the spots to improve.

Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

Play hand

$100/$200 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:
BB:
$1815.00
MP2 (Hero):
$1100.00
MP3:
$3160.00
CO:
$3070.00
BU:
$2550.00
SB:
$1805.00


Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 6, A.
Hero raises to $1,100.00(All-In), 4 folds, BB calls $900.00.

Flop: ($2300) Q, Q, 3 (2 players)


Turn: ($2300) 8 (2 players)


River: ($2300) Q (2 players)


Final Pot: $2300.

No excuses... :) I thought about approaching BB but 5,5 BB is not that bad yet. A6o is not enough for pushing UTG with 5 players in front. Each on of them could call with 10-20% of their ranges. I had maybe 50% of fold equity. After a call I'm usually an underdog. That wasn't worth it.




Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

Play hand

$250/$500 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

Known players:
SB:
$3230.00
BB:
$3580.00
MP3:
$2210.00
CO:
$1130.00
BU (Hero):
$3350.00


Preflop: Hero is BU with 5, T.
2 folds, Hero raises to $3,350.00(All-In), SB folds, BB calls $2,850.00.

Flop: ($6950) T, 4, 8 (2 players)


Turn: ($6950) 4 (2 players)


River: ($6950) Q (2 players)


Final Pot: $6950.


Way too loose. Maybe against ultra tight opponents it could good but not here.


Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

Play hand

$200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

Known players:
BU:
$1200.00
SB:
$2505.00
BB:
$2850.00
MP2 (Hero):
$2065.00
MP3:
$2120.00
CO:
$2760.00


Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 6, A.
Hero raises to $2,065.00(All-In), 4 folds, BB calls $1,665.00.

Flop: ($4330) T, A, 5 (2 players)


Turn: ($4330) 6 (2 players)


River: ($4330) 5 (2 players)


Final Pot: $4330.


Maybe the worst push today. Same reasoning as in the first example. I just got lucky.



OK, I'm going to live tournament now so that's it for today.