Hey everyone. For those that have not seen my previous thread, SnG Group Study Session: Every Wednesday
, I host a group SNG study session for the players I coach and anyone else that is interested. These sessions have been a big hit (on average 10-20 players participate) and I will be having another session this Wednesday, June 8th at 12:00pm EST. I am really excited for this upcoming session as I think it will be the best yet in terms of hand history review and getting you to really think through hands. Now, just to recap, over the past 5 weeks here are the topics that we have covered:
ICM and bubble play
Post flop play in the early and mid game
Full SNG game reviews
HH review of common SNG scenarios
The Mental game
For this upcoming week, as I mentioned, we are going to have an extensive hand history review session. One of the areas that I want to focus on is pushing and calling ranges/situations in the mid game and late game. Also, I would like to do some HH reviews of ITM play. It is extrememly important that you get it right when it comes to all in scenarios because many times, it can mean your tournament life. No matter how well you play throughout a SNG, if you are risking all of your chips in -EV situations, you will see your graph going in the wrong direction.
In addition, ITM play is often neglected when players review their games. While solid bubble and push/fold play is the crux of SNGs, if you lose focus when ITM, you will not be reaching your maximum potential and overall profitability. Obviously, reaching the money is your goal, but it is also very important that you are playing a solid ITM game to give yourself the best chance for 1st place, especially for MT SNGs. So, in addition to the hand history review, we will be reviewing average ITM percentages for various types of SNGs so that you can compare to your own results. Plus, I will be going over guidelines of how to evaluate your HEM or PT3 stats in terms of your finishing percentages. For example, let's say your 18 man ITM % is 30% (which is solid btw), but your finishing in 2nd place more than 1st. Quite simply, that means when you get heads up, you are losing more often than you are winning. In this situation, if you do not do anything to your game except improve your HU play, you will see a dramatic difference in your ROI and overall profitability. Therefore, part of the group session will be dedicated to ITM and HU play.
Here are the types of hands and scenarios that we will look to cover:
. At blind levels >= 25/50, we will evaluate what to do (fold/shove/call) when someone limps, min-raises, or makes a standard raise in various situations. We will specifically identify how to put our opponents on hand ranges, and accordingly, what ranges we will need to raise/shove with
. Calling ranges when faced with an all in (end game and ITM)
. Bubble play- Calling and shoving ranges
. ICM review and how to PROPERLY use SNG Wizard. SNG Wizard is a great tool, but if you do not understand its flaws and how to adjust ranges, it may actually be costing you money
. Adjusting your ranges for different types of players (regs, losing players, fish, etc...)
. ITM and HU hand review
There will be one change to these sessions. As many of you know who have already participated, these sessions take a while to prepare for and several hours to complete. As a result, to participate in this session, it will be $25. However, for all of the players that I am coaching, this session is free.
For the $25, here is what you will get:
. Entry into the group session (approx. 2 hours long)
. The Power Point content with all of the strategies and guidelines that I will be discussing
. Video recording of the session
. 1 Hour of personal Hand History Review ($20 value alone)
Also, if you provide at least 2 hands for this session, the cost will only be $20. Overall, I think the value is unbeatable in terms of what you get for the price.
If you have any questions, please post in thread as they may be helpful for everyone. Also, if you would like to participate, you can respond in thread as well, PM me or send me a Skype request.
I hope to see you there.