How to Play Sit and Go Tournaments

Whether you play poker for fun or to make money, it’s best to play every kind of poker you can – not just the different variants, but all the different structures, too. However, the online poker world is pretty much split into two camps: cash players, and tournament players. People who play cash poker are often the grinder type, playing shorter sessions and trying to make an hourly rate. Tournaments take longer, but they have big cash prizes at the end of the rainbow.

There is a way you can get the best of both worlds. Bodog Poker also offers Sit and Go tournaments, a classic format that gives you all the bells and whistles you expect from tournaments, but without tying you down to a schedule. A Sit and Go can involve as few as two players, and can be over in just minutes, allowing you to pack in as much volume as you like. Don’t forget: You can play up to 20 tournament tables at once when you play at Bodog Poker, compared to a maximum of four cash tables.

The MSG Network

One of the more popular Sit and Go’s is the 9-handed variety, also known as a Single Table Tournament (STT). These Sit and Go’s take about 30-60 minutes to complete, or faster if you play one of the Turbo versions. You have to finish in the top three to make the money; you’ll want to use the same kind of survival-based strategy that works in regular Multi-Table Tournaments (MTTs), with an extra focus on how to navigate “the bubble” when it’s down to four players.

Bodog Poker also offers Multi-Table Sit and Go’s (MSGs) with fields of between 18 and 45 players. The larger the field, the bigger the prize pool gets, but you’ll also have to last longer to make it into the money. You might have to keep an eye on other tables once you get close to the bubble in the larger MSGs. If you’re multi-tabling, consider giving more focus to the Sit and Go’s that you’ve run deep in, so you don’t miss the most important action. For more information, check out the How to Play section at Bodog Poker, consult the FAQ and the Help files, and we’ll see you at the Sit and Go tables.


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