The Sit and Go poker tournaments have seen a recent growth of popularity as a result of the success of online poker. Back in the past when the only place where you could play poker was in a brick and mortar casino, the Sit and Go poker tournament weren’t as profitable as they are now. The offline poker rooms used most of the poker tables available for full ring cash games, which were a lot more profitable than Sit and Go tournaments. But right now since adding a 10 new tables is not going to cost an online poker room anything it makes perfect sense to make SNG as popular as possible.
One of the reasons why Sit and Go poker tournaments are so popular is because they are able to offer many attractive features. Here is a short list with all the benefits you will get for playing a Sit and Go Poker Tournament:
- Get the same thrills and excitement offered by a mini online poker tournament
- A normal Sit and Go poker tournament is going to finish in just 90 minutes, compared with the MTTs that can sometimes last for up to 5 hours or even more. You will be saving time and have the same amount of time.
- At a Sit and Go poker tournament you will know exactly what is the maximum amount of money that you put at risk and you know what the chances of winning are.
- You no longer have to wait for the tournament to begin like the scheduled ones, here all you have to do is find the one that fits your demands and you’re good to go.
A normal Sit and Go Poker tournament has 9 or 10 players and the remaining 3 players are going to get paid. The first place takes home 50%, 2nd 30% and 3rd 20%. The moment you will find yourself playing at a SNG tournament you will have the same feeling as the one of playing a final table at a normal online poker tournament, the only difference is that only the first 3 players are going to win something.
There are some online poke rooms that are offering multi table SNG tournaments. This means that there are players at 2,3,5 or even more tournaments tables at the same time. The larger the number of the tables, the more this Sit and Go poker tournament is going to look like a normal Multi Table Poker tournament. The only difference will be that the tournament will have a certain/fixed number of seats available and the tournament will start the moment all the seats will be occupied.
In order to be successful at an online Sit and Go poker tournament you will have to use a specific strategy. This strategy is somehow situated between the most common strategies that are being used at the cash games and the normal tourneys.