Double or Nothing (DoN) Sit and Go (SNG) poker tournaments have been around for a long time and they are becoming more and more popular. This tournament is a single table tournament, which is being played usually by 10 poker players. The payout structure is very simple and the title says it all: “Double or Nothing”. The DoN Sit and Go poker tournaments can be found at sites like PokerStars, WilliamHill, Party Poker and Unibet.
At a Double or Nothing poker tournament all you have to worry about is to be in the top 5 players and you will be doubling the sum invested. So in case you are going to play a Double or Nothing SNG tournament where the buy in is $50, the first 5 players will receive $100, while the other 5 will receive nothing.
What are the most common mistakes that you can do at a Double or Nothing Sit and Go tournament?
One of the best ways to dominate the Double or Nothing Sit and Go poker tournaments is to play really tight and avoid making mistakes. In case you will avoid making mistakes, the other players will no longer use that against you and your chances of wining a Double Or Nothing Sit and Go poker tournament will significantly increase!
Here we are going to present you with a couple of the mistakes that you should avoid making:
- Playing too many hands during the early stages of a tournament: Any online poker player that took some time to study how he should play a Sit and Go Poker Tournament, knows that at the early stages of a SNG tournament a player should not play too many hands and play a very tight game. And after going to the middle and late stage the strategy that should be used is an aggressive one.
- Calling too much or transforming yourself in a calling station: The chips at a Double or Nothing SNG tournament are a lot more valuable compared to a normal Sit and Go Poker tournament. This is because one of the main missions of this poker tournament is survival. This is the reason why you should avoid calling in hope that you are after a gigantic pot.
- Feeling obligated to call when a player places All-in: We are going to give you an example so that you better understand this situation. When it’s down to only 6 players and one of them has a short stack. The player that holds the high stacks feels obligated to put all in, in order to kick out of the game so that there will be 5 winning players there.
What strategy should you use at a Double or Nothing SNG?
Again, play really tight. The true grinders of the Sit and Go Poker tournaments are going to profit out of the few crazy players who will just give up on their entire stack at the early stages of the tournament. At a Sit and Go Poker tournament you should always apply a solid bubble play strategy. This SNG poker strategy will allow you to take advantage of the players who misunderstand how they should play a SNG tournament and you will be taking your share of the cash which is being left behind.
In case you will be playing at the mid-stakes levels Double or Nothing Sit and Go tournaments, you can encounter many multi-table players/grinders. It is very important to identify the most common players and make a note of the strategy that they use along with identifying their playing style. This way you will get the chance to adjust your strategy to each of the players at the table.