Play Tighter Than Normal
I still consider this to be "THE" very best way to increase, with less risk, your bankroll.
Think about this:
You're playing in a Turbo “Double or Nothing” Sit n Go on PokerStars.
10 players will start with 5 of them doubling-up and 5 getting nothing. Example, you “buy-in” with $10 and when you place at least 1-5, you will be paid $20 (Double up). However, if you place 6-10, you get nothing! The starting stacks are 1,500 and relatively quick structure, the blinds
are increasing rather fast (turbo).
What's your overall Sit N Go strategy here?
A) Play way tighter than normal.
B) Play normal tournament poker.
C) Play looser than everybody else, after all, the blinds are in “turbo” mode so you must double up fast and have a lot of chips to survive
Correct answer is A
5 players will WIN, and it doesn't matter if you're first or fifth.
The prize is the same, so if you finish first, you've probably done something wrong or been extremely lucky.
In other words:
10 from the starting line, 5 to the finish line, 1,500 in starting chips - this all means that the “In The Money” (ITM) average stack will be about 750.
If the average is 750, the last ITM stack could be 400 – 500. In other words, doubling up “once” is enough to have an ITM chance
. And, if you double up twice, you'll surely qualify. So there's no reason whatsoever to go to war in the pots without really good cards, and you won't gain anything by winning small pots early on either.
Play extremely tight in the beginning, hope for a high pair and a double-up. If you don't get any good opportunities, maybe you should try desperately to "double up" later, but give the deck a chance first.
Remember, often times with only one "double-up", you can actually "sit out" your way to a win. Patience and discipline are key!
A Turbo DON Game normally takes about 25 - 35 minutes with you playing about 6 -8 hands. You should be winning a min of 7 out of 10 games...easiest SnG available.
My best to you, Wally