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Increase your Earn Rate in SNG Online Poker Games

 
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PostPosted: 26.04.2015, 05:35    Post subject: Increase your Earn Rate in SNG Online Poker Games

Increase your Earn Rate in SNG Online Poker Games

There is one cast iron process to increase your earn rate in online poker and it is a process that many poker players fail to adopt and this applies to even technically good poker players. This is to table and game select and choose only the best opponents to pitch your skills against.

So how do you actually go about doing that? Well firstly you need to find out who the regulars are and this means taking detailed notes on your opponents. It does not really matter how you take these notes as long as you make them and find out who the best players are.

If you sit down and not bother with game selecting then you are actually saying in a roundabout way that you are so good that you do not need to do this at all. In nearly all cases then you are making a big mistake. This is almost like saying that you are so good in cash game poker that you do not have to worry about position.

If you do not bother game selecting then you either have to know or strongly suspect that your game can beat the majority of the field and that you have a huge advantage in terms of EV. The top online poker players in SNG’s all know that game selection is where the majority of their profits come from.

Many people say that it is a good strategy and good knowledge of ICM. However these are easily learnable tactics but table and opponent selecting is hard work and much harder work than simply knowing and working on ICM.

If finding beatable games is important for the professional SNG regulars then it is vital for everybody. The problem with not bothering to find the best games in SNG’s is that your profit potential is directly linked to your edge against your opponents. You must go into a poker environment these days understanding and allowing for the fact that your opponents will not make big mistakes.

You absolutely must learn chip equity and how that affects your shove and fold decisions in online SNG’s. If you fail to game select and you fail to learn ICM then your profit potential in SNG’s will be very limited. In fact it may be impossible to actually profit from the game at all. So I would advise to join games as late as possible so that you know your table line up. Also if you say join a game with five players already registered then I would drop out of the line up as quickly as possible if several strong winning players joined one of the tables.

To game select very well in SNG’s then you absolutely must know what you are facing and going up against. So this means that you should wait for longer periods before you join the waiting list. At the end of the day then information is power in SNG’s and knowing what the table line up is going to be is a fantastic quantum leap forward in terms of your chances of making money overall.

Carl Sampson is a professional poker player who plays online at 888poker.


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