Are On-Demand SNG or 18-45 person "Tournaments" any good?

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Just wondering since I like small 6-max SNG, but also enjoy deep runs in 100+ entry MTTs. I assume on demand is a perfect blend of both.
 
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It obviously depends on, what you want. I have played a lot of 45 mans on pokerstars, and for me its a nice in between tournament format. It lets you experience all the phases of an MTT including final table play, but its still over in around 2 hours, which makes it much easier to fit into your schedule than a large MTT. Obviously a 6-man or 9-man is over even faster, but on PokerStars I have always gravitated towards the 45-180 mans for two reasons:

1) Lower effective rake
2) Hourly breaks

On 888 Poker they dont really have any multitable SnGs, but they have recently introduced an hourly break for all SnGs, which I think is a great idea. In general you need to look at, which games are available on the site, where you are playing, and then find the ones, which suit you best.
 
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They also have nice ones on WPN/BCP that tend to be softer than the one-table SNGs. Just make sure to adjust to the changing payout structure with the number of entries varying.
 
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sngs for 18-45 and 90 players do not look very attractive, because of the payouts. I think we should consider tournaments for 180 players with a buy-in of 50 cents or more. This is a great, deep and not very long tournaments with good attractive payouts for the final table. For 4-5 hours of a game session with 2 open tables, it is possible to play 10 or more tournaments without any problems. If your level of poker allows you to have 40-50% of the game at the final table from 10-12 tournaments, you will have very cool prize payouts. i think this is a really unique chance, well, quite calmly and relatively quickly to increase the level of the game and raise the bank.

i don't know, but i really, really like them. ))
 
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As I was curious about that, too, I have tried, checked other players. Depends on how much time yyou have in a week, what buyin levels you play on, it looks like worthy, especially because of sng rake race, generally rake, what is quiet good in the room what shows you play. If I will have enough bankroll, I am going back to play those on low, medium level, as I also think it is softer than same level tourneys, 1 table sngs.
 
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I prefer to play 180 MTT SNG than 18-45, due to the prize pool. If I don't prefer to play SNG 6-max just one table.
 
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On 888 Poker they dont really have any multitable SnGs, but they have recently introduced an hourly break for all SnGs, which I think is a great idea.

I have to correct myself here. It says in the tournament lobby, that there is an hourly break in the SnGs on 888 Poker, but there is not. I guess its something, they just missed, when they designed their new software. A bit misleading but not a big deal, and especially not if you know it :)
 
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I'm always playing PokerStars' SnGs. I started by gaining some change on freerolls, and being playing the SnGs since then to feed my BR. Started playing the $0.25 and went my way up to the $1.5 I'm playing now (using BR control of 2-5% buy-ins). But I levitate among the 45, 90 and 180 players SnGs.
 
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Just wondering since I like small 6-max SNG, but also enjoy deep runs in 100+ entry MTTs. I assume on demand is a perfect blend of both.
Of course, single-table sng tournaments are much less volatile than those for 18-45 people. but the prize money is also smaller. in fact, the game in both is not very different, but you will lose a little more often, but doing everything right, all this will be compensated by much higher prize money than in 6max-9max sng
 
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