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Twister Poker: Let's Go!
Twister Poker is a 3-person SNG in hyper-turbo format, where the prize pool is decided by lottery and is awarded fully to the winner (the winner takes it all). After three players register for a Twister Poker SNG, the lottery for the prize pool begins:
In the following table you can see an overview of the different prize pools and how often they occur:
This gives a rake of 7%. On average, with a buy-in of $1, you are playing for a prize pool of $2.79. The starting stacks are 25bb and the blinds start at 10/20.
Suited for Cash Game Players
Since Twister Poker is carried out in the "winner takes it all" mode, there is no difference between ChipEV and $EV like there usually is with SNGs. If a move is profitable in a 3-handed cash game, then it is also profitable in a Twister Poker SNG. This means cash game specialists aren't at a disadvantage compared to SNG players.
Popular with Casual Players
In a Twister Poker SNG you can win thousands times your buy-in in a single SNG. This lottery-effect, as well as the good visibility of the game variant in the lobby, and easy handling of the variant are the reasons for the big popularity of the format with casual players. This softer player pool and the acceptable rake means the Twister Poker SNGs are also an alternative for hyper-turbo regulars
5 hints for Twister Poker SNGs
Hint 1: No calls with speculative hands
Hint 2: Only play 3-bet or fold in the small blind
Hint 3: Push or fold on the BU and in the SB
In case you don't have any particular reads on your opponent, use the following charts as defaults:
Hint 4: MinraisesMinraise on the button and increase your raise to 2.5BB in the small blind with effective stacks above 9BB. Blind stealing is especially important in this game mode.
If you don't have any further information about your opponent, use the following ranges to steal blinds:
Hint 5: Bankroll-managementDue to the additional element of luck involved in deciding the prize pool, you should play the Twister Poker SNGs with a conservative bankroll management of at least 50 buy-ins.
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