alopez1008: I'm currently using Holdem Manager on free trial but I don't think I'm going to purchase it for now. I've found that while the info is great, when I use it, I rely on it too much and don't watch player patterns. A website you can use (although it's not technically allowed by PS) is top shark. I'll use that to get an idea of the skill level of some of the other players at the table. There is a nice platform called SNG Wizard but PS has banned that from the site.
dan abnormal: I think you misread my post. What I was saying to alopez was that he should consider using min raises when raising with decent hands but not all in hands so if someone comes over you, you don't lose as much. It sounds like you're finding yourself in a lot of shove or fold situations in your SNG's. That's fine, just realize WHEN you have to do that. Harrington on Holdem says you need to shove at about 10 BB's left so other players have to be a little fearful of your stack. Are you waiting too long before you shove or just in a tough stretch? As far as loosening up midgame, in a 9 man, i'd say 7-6 left is midgame. At this point, don't be afraid of the suited connectors or suited A rag to see if you can hit something. Watch pot odds
too....even if you have some crap hand in the blinds....if the odds say call....take a shot at it. (obviously not all in but a raised pot with lots of callers in front of you)