Secrets of non-Standard Sit'n'gos

Overview

The sit’n’go (single table tournament) format is one of the most popular and exciting ways to play poker. However, ten players sitting at one table and playing for three prizes is not the only possible format. There are many other ways that these events can be run and these can provide a lucrative opportunity for the skilled player. In Secrets of non-standard Sit’n’gos, Phil Shaw navigates you through these exciting variants and explains how you can make them profitable.

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Overview

The sit’n’go (single table tournament) format is one of the most popular and exciting ways to play poker. However, ten players sitting at one table and playing for three prizes is not the only possible format. There are many other ways that these events can be run and these can provide a lucrative opportunity for the skilled player. In Secrets of non-standard Sit’n’gos, Phil Shaw navigates you through these exciting variants and explains how you can make them profitable.

The alternative formats discussed include:

* Heads-up sit’n’gos (2-player)

* 6-max sit’n’gos

* Sit’n’gos with two tables

* 45-player and 180-player sit’n’gos

* Step systems (with prizes as entries to bigger money sit’n’gos)

* Hyper turbos

* Super satellites

...and many more

As well as a deep examination of the correct strategies for all these events, Secrets of non-standard Sit’n’gos also analyses the most effective way to capitalise on rakeback and reward programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904468523
  • Publisher: D&B Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Shaw is a high-stakes poker player who has played successfully at all levels of sit'n'gos, includingthose with buy-ins of up to $5000. He is regular contributor to Inside Poker and Poker Playermagazines and is a sit'n'go instructor for CardRunners.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11

About this Book 11

1 Review of Fundamental Sitngo Concepts 13

Raise Sizes 14

ICM (the Independent Chip Model) 16

Short-stacked Play 20

2 Fundamental Poker Concepts 23

Tournament Strategy 23

Protection Versus Value 25

Continuation Betting Versus Pot Control 26

Showdown Value 28

Hand Ranges 28

3 Advanced Poker Concepts 31

Image, Game Flow and Adjustments 31

Levelling 32

Thin Value Betting 33

Playing the Turn 34

Playing the River 36

4 Non-standard Sitngo Formats 40

Heads-up Sitngos 40

Six-max Sitngos 46

Two-table Sitngos 52

Multi-table Sitngos 55

Winner-take-all Sitngos 57

Multi-prize Sitngos 59

Step Sitngos 61

Hyper-turbo Sitngos 63

Matrix Sitngos 63

Pot-limit Omaha Sitngos 64

Fixed-limit Sitngos 70

Limit Hold'em Sitngos 71

Razz Sitngos 77

Seven-card Stud Sitngos 81

Stud High-low Sitngos 87

Triple Draw Sitngos 90

Mixed-game Sitngos 97

5 Miscellaneous Topics 99

Advances in Software 99

Poker Training Sties 100

6 Rakeback and Reward Programs 105

Rakeback 105

PokerStars VIP Club 106

Should I go for Supernova Elite? 111

Battle of the Planets Leaderboards 112

Leaderboard Strategy 114

7 Hand Quizzes 115

Heads-up Sitngos 116

Six-max Sitngos 130

Two-table Sitngos 136

Multi-table Sitngos 139

Winner-take Sitngos 142

Multi-prize Sitngos 143

Double-or-nothing Sitngos 146

Step Sitngos 150

Pot-limit Omaha Sitngos 153

Pot-limit Omaha High-low Sitngos 156

Limit Hold'em Sitngos 160

Limit Omaha High-low Sitngos 166

Razz Sitngos 170

Secen-card Stud Sitngos 175

Stud High-low Sitngos 182

Triple-draw Sitngos 188

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