Sit and go’s are a great way to make money online from the comfort of your own home. The first thing you must understand about Sit n go’s is the rules. Let’s start with the prize structure and the amount of players at the poker tables. There are 9 players at the average sit and go poker tournament. You can play 6, 18, 27, 45, 90, 180, etc… I highly recommend only playing 9 seaters. The prize pool for 9 seaters is as follows:
1st place = 50% of Total Prize Pool
2nd place = 30% of Total Prize Pool
3rd place = 20% of Total Prize Pool
4th place = NOTHING – But you MUST know how to Play with 4 players left
As you can see, 1st place is almost 3 times as much as 3rd place. It is very important to try and win first place every time as opposed to 3rd place. Let me give you a great poker tip. Must player’s will sit on their poker chips with 4 player’s left and will refuse to get into another confrontation with a player. They will wait until another player is knocked out before playing their game again. If you are in this situation with 4 left, you seriously don’t need to worry so much about making the money but playing aggressive.
In the beginning of the sit and go you need to play extremely tight, choosing your hands wisely. As the poker tournament goes on you need to switch you game with 4-5 players left to AGGRESSIVE. You don’t need to play STUPIDLY aggressive; you just need to worry about building your chip stack in order to take down first place. If you play aggressive and get called with 4 left and get knocked out on a bad beat, in which you could have just sat there and made the money it’s ok. Just making the money really isn’t that important if you are trying to make a living playing sit n go’s and quit your day job. Honestly, I deposited one time back in 2003 and I have never looked back again. I have been playing solid poker for over 5 years online. I have played on many sites such as absolute poker, bodogs, full tilt poker, and poker stars. By far the best sites I have EVER played on has to be Full Tilt Poker or Pokerstars. The great thing about Full Tilt Poker is that when you deposit for the first time, they equally match 100% of whatever you deposit. This deposit bonus comes in handy especially when you are first starting to learn poker.
Once you master poker and online sit n go’s, you will be making great money in no time! There is no better feeling then constantly taking down first place. It’s hard work, but it definitely beats working 9-5. This should be great motivation for you to quit your day job and learn how to make a stable income playing online sit n go’s.