Multi-Table SNG

When you play a multi-table sit and go you should try and
play it like it’s a multi-table tournament. The only difference
will be that this style of game will be shorter than a bigger
multi-table tournament. When it comes to these types of sit and
goes the best approach is to look for players who will try and
chip dump early on. If you can identify a couple of players that
are at your table as loose and aggressive, you’ll find some
success if you wake up with a big pocket pair to trap them.

Early on in this type of game you can build a stack almost
instantly if you correctly identify the fish in the game. Also,
early on, you don’t want to gamble, but rather approach the
game like a slow grinded tournament. If you gamble too early and
often you’ll lose your chips early on. You’ll have enough
time and enough chips to maneuver them when you do happen to
wake up with a big hand. A passive approach will win you these
MTT sit and goes in the end.

To start off a MTT sit and go, the blinds will be small with a
bunch of room and time to build up a stack. The only thing you
have to do is be patient, and wait for other players to make
mistakes. Once you wait for mistakes to happen and other players
will make them, you can capitalize by getting your money in
ahead. Sometimes if you wait too long, you’ll have no stack and
that’s also not what you want. The right time to make moves is
up to the hands you get and the surrounding stacks of the

If you are getting hit with the deck early on, you’ll
have a much better chance of cashing and winning. A big stack
will allow you to coast through these games down to the end.
However, this won’t happen too often. You’ll have to wait
for hands more times than not. In order to have patience most
players will play a couple of them at a time. This is a
better strategy than just playing one of them because the
variance is high and the amount of times you’ll cash in
multi-table sit and goes is relatively low. The chances of
cashing if you are a recreational player are lower in MTT sit
and goes simply because of the bigger fields. If you play games
where you have to get through more than one table it’s harder.

Increased Blind Size

When the blinds start to increase is when you should pick up
aggression and play more pots. The blinds will become very
important and allow you to maintain the stack size you have
accumulated throughout every orbit of the table. If you win one
hand per orbit of the table you’ll maintain the stack size you
have. If you win two pots, you’ll slowly build a stack up and
this is what you want. This is crucial to pick at least one or
two good spots each nine or so hands. Most of the time, this
hand will occur when you are playing a pot from the small blind
or from the button. The odds of the big blind waking up with a
hand are slim and if you decide to maintain a stack it’s the
best spot to do so.

To win these games you’ll have to gamble
at some point. You’ll have to play the hands such as AQ, AK,
and middle pocket pairs along the way. You’ll have to win coin
flips to win this style of game just like any other game. If you
are folding these hands from any position at the table you aren’t giving yourself a good enough chance to win. Opening
your range of starting hands up will give you a better chance to
accumulate chips.

Playing a short stack and stealing pots is also something you
need to do from time to time. Sometimes you won’t get good
enough hands to play and sit back too long and have a shorter
stack. This will mean you will have to shove most times from the
small blind against the big blind or make moves shoving from the
cutoff or button to win pots. Shoving in this spot with any two
cards isn’t exactly what you want to do, but most of the time
the blinds will fold. The blinds will fold a larger portion of
the time if you have been sitting and waiting for a longer
period of time.

Most of the times other players will think you
are stronger than you are if you sit and wait for hands. As the
blinds get bigger, the pots get bigger, and you need to win pots
to survive. If you happen to get the money in behind it happens,
and you can still get lucky to hang around. Often times it will
come down to whether you win one coin flip to determine if you
cash or do not cash with a passive approach.

When you approach the money the blinds are big compared to
the average stack. If you are right around the average you’ll
have a good chance of cashing in the sit and go if you remain
patient. There’s no reason to shove in with weak hands and
press too hard. Your goal throughout a MTT sit and go is to win
it and you can make a crucial mistake by shoving in with a weak

One thing to keep in mind is just to maintain your stack
and not try to be the aggressor too often unless you have a big
hand. If you have a big pocket pair you can put in smaller
raises as opposed to shoving to get value. Maintaining your
stack size should be what you keep in mind throughout. You
should maintain and slowly grind away until you get a big hand
or win a big pot. Once you win the big pot you can put the pedal
to the metal and go in for the win.