Without a doubt, No Limit Texas Holdem has taken the world by storm. But instead of playing typical cash or big tournament games, players are seeking their poker fix mainly at the Sit and Go Tourneys or “SNG” for short.
An SNG is usually one where it is only 10 players. These are just online. These are fast tournaments that last anywhere from a half an hour to an hour. In a sit and go poker tournament each player contributes an equal amount, the buy-in, to a prize pool and is awarded a fixed number of chips. When a player has lost all of his chips he is eliminated from the tournament. The tournament continues until there is only one player remaining, and the prize pool is divided 50% to the winner, 30% to second place and 20% to third place.
Now let’s talk strategy. First off, you only get so many cards. This is somewhat of a problem for figuring out strategy since you are limited. Also, you may find a few of techniques that work great for you at one poker site. These same techniques may not work at all when you switch to a different poker site. Try to find one poker room where you feel comfortable and at ease. This is the most important aspect of your poker career. If you are switching from site to site with varying results you will never adapt a steady style.
At one point in time I was trying every single possible way to increase my odds of placing within the top three rank for these tournaments. I found a few styles of play that worked consistently enough to win more tournaments than I lost. These methods can only be used one-at-a time so please do not mix them during the same tournament.