This is a discussion on Buy in strategy within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Do sit and go regs here have a strategy for their buy-ins to maximize profit and minimize risk? I play sit and go on Pokerstars
Do sit and go regs here have a strategy for their buy-ins to maximize profit and minimize risk? I play sit and go on Pokerstars PA and unfortunately, there are not a lot of games offered and they are all 6 max turbo. What I will often do is buy in a $10 and $20 at the same time.
In these tourneys since they only pay 2 places and the prize pool is not very large, your goal is to cash every time. So I try to at the very least break even. If I have won the 10 dollar buy in for $36, I may take some chances more so than if I had busted out of the first one. For example calling an all in as only a slight favorite, or making a big semi-bluff if I think it will be successful a large percent of the time- ITM aprox 40% of the time. This has worked very well for me.
I can only play on my mobile so I cannot play more than 2 tournaments at a time. Maybe some of you will play a large field tournament and some small sit and go's at the same time? The smaller sit and go's will have a lot less variance, so it's important to blend some of those in, if that is important to you.