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Poker: How to win PART 2

Poker: How to win PART 2

Poker Win Part 2


You apply the strategies and techniques outlined in this manual COMPLETELY at your own RISK.
I cannot guarantee you will win or lose and I CANNOT be responsible for your losses.
There is a WINNER and LOSER in poker everyday, if you cannot handle losing please EXIT this manual right now.
You will incur losses, our GOAL is to MINIMIZE these losses and MAXIMIZE your profits.



CHAPTER 7 – Heads Up! Time to Take down First Place

CHAPTER 8 – Taking Advantage of Players Trying to Reach first Place

CHAPTER 9 – All In? When and When Not To

CHAPTER 10 – Note Taking on Your Opponents play

CHAPTER 11 – Multi-Tabling

CHAPTER 12 – How to Make a Stable Income Playing Sit&Go’s

CHAPTER 13 – Conclusion-Good luck at the Tables

Chapter 7: Heads Up-Time to Take Down First

When you are heads up, the number of hands you play greatly increases and the odds of winning each hand is completely different.
Hands such as A2 offsuite produce great results in heads up matches.

If you look into it, you'll find that hands as lowly as A2o produce good results in a heads up match.
Knowing a little bit about which hands suddenly became valuable, means you can recognize when you have a new edge, and exploit it.
If you follow my strategies below for heads up, you will almost be guaranteed to win.

  • Play LOTS AND LOTS of hands – I play about 75-85% of the hands in a heads up situation.
    Rule of thumb here is to play any A or any K.

  • Apply Pressure – Raise preflop with any hand that has an Ace or King.
    If the flop hits you, there is a large pot to be won and you will carry more than likely the winning hand.
    If the flop doesn't hit you, you are still in position to pick up the pot with a continuation bet representing a monster hand.

  • Position – being aggressive while in position means you have the opportunity to control the last bet that goes into the pot.
    When you're a head in the hand, you can increase the pot in your favour, and then take it down!
    When you're behind in the hand you can check it down and see free cards, maximizing your chances of winning.

  • Hitting the Flop – If you catch any part of the flop heads up, the casino statistics say that you are ahead.

  • Gain Experience – Almost all poker rooms offer 1 on 1 heads up tournaments.
    Play a few of these a day, this will help in taking down first place in Sit&Go's.

If you follow these 5 tips, you will definitely see an increase in profits and take down first place after first place.

Casino Statistics

Chapter 8: Taking Advantage of Players trying to reach the Money and Taking Down First Place

When many players come into Sit&Go's, they just have one thing in mind which is making the money.
Many players will just sit there and play hardly any hands, until they actually are in the money.
They avoid the action early on unless they have a monster hand.
If you notice one of these players, take notes on them (note taking will be discussed in the next chapter) and think about why they may be holding before you commit almost all your chips against them.

Players that play solely for any place in the money typically sit back and watch others knock each other out.
Once they get in the money they will start to loosen up, constantly trying to double up often or they will continue to play tight and hope that the other two in the money will knock each other out before the blinds eat them up.

A lot of people ask, "What is the best strategy to use if you're just trying to make the money?"
The answer to this question is to play very tight throughout the Sit&Go tournament.
In most Sit&Go's you will enter, you will play and win just enough hands early on to give you a chip stack to last you throughout the tournament.

So it's wise to play tight until the money and then once you reach the money you should GREATLY loosen up your game.
Understand that you are already in the money, so if you can double up once or twice and even knock out a person, then it's smooth sailing from here to win.
Obviously, you can't be guaranteed first every time. It just AINT gonna happen.
Bad beats are a part of poker, being able to not tilt is another.

Here are some more great tips in securing first place in a Sit&Go.
When you play for first place you must remember that to become a winning Sit&Go player, you will have to shoot for first place every time rather than just worrying about making the money.
Trying to just hold on to make 3rd place and into the money will not cut it if that's your general outlook on the situation.

Clearly, sometimes you will have a huge chip lead over the other players and you have nothing other than first in mind, but what I am talking about is when you're sitting at the lower to middle end of tournament chips.
You must always remember that the house usually takes a pretty big portion of every Sit&Go buy in, 10% which is kind of ridiculous.
If you try making 3rd and that is it, your profits won't be very much and you will not be able to make a living playing Sit&Go's with this mindset.
You have to mentally prepare yourself for first every time! A first place finish usually pays 2-3 times more than third so just because you make it into the money you CAN'T LET UP!

To win first, look at the bonus you're going to have to mix in a tight game plan with aggressive play, but still play smart at all times.
You need to play tight in the early stages, while still taking chances as well.
Since the blinds during this time will be minute, you can take more chances and if you happen to lose a large part of your stack then the blinds still will not threaten your stack.
When I say CHANCES, I mean favourable chances, such as a flush draw with over cards, open ended, etc…

Remember, your goal is to build your chips in the middle stage to prepare for the final stage.
Once you develop a comfortable stack, you can boss around the table and force people out when you normally couldn't.
It will be better to go out early than to bubble by trying to hold on until third place.
There is nothing wrong with third place, I mean you are still making money; it just takes 3 third place wins to equal the profit of one first place win.

Just remember, poker is unpredictable the way the cards fall, and sometimes the hands go your way and sometimes they don't.
You may have to wait until the middle round before you even get a hand to start building your stack for the late stages.


Chapter 9: All In? When and When Not To

One of the most thrilling plays in poker is throwing all of your chips into the pot.
The "All In" move is a critical play which is why it deserves its own chapter.
It is a wild, invigorating experience, and many people use it WAY too often. Don't get me wrong, I certainly love the all-in play, but you must know the proper situations in which to use this move to make it profitable.

Let me start, the worst time to move all in is obviously preflop, at the start of a Sit&Go.
Newbie players will constantly do this in hopes of doubling up.
When you do this, you are not disguising your hand and just giving it away.

It's kinda obvious when you throw all your chips in the pot, you have a great hand.
Only people you have dominated will fold, and the rest will call and have you beat.
For example, if you go all in with QQ, hands like QJ and 10 10 will fold, but hands like KK or AA will call you instantly.
This move can be VERY dangerous if not used properly.

Let me now give you a few examples of when the "all in move" is the right play.
If you establish your table image as a tight player you can certainly take advantage of the all in move in later stages of the Sit&Go.
For example, if you've only played 8 or fewer hands the whole Sit&Go, you'll get away with unusual raises in the later rounds.
One circumstance you should do this is if you are on the button and it has been folded to you.
You can move all-in and your opponents will more than likely fold and give you credit for an exceptional hand.

Another situation is when you're on the bubble of the Sit&Go.
When you have 4 players left in the Sit&Go, and only 3 make the money, players will tighten up drastically.
You can go all in on the button when it goes through all the players and no one has shown any strength in their hands.
This tool right here will pad your chip stack and you will be sailing right into first place.

The third situation is when you are in a pot against a player's worst enemy, the tight aggressive player.
Tight aggressive players are the most excellent poker players, and you may often end up in a pot with someone who will outplay you.
If you know the other player is very skilled, and you feel you are ahead in the hand, you should move all in.
The reason for this is because it is likely that the accomplished player may bluff you out of the pot or outplay you later in the hand. By moving all in you put a stop to these risks.

Chapter 10: Note Taking on Your Opponents Play

As you might or might know, well you know now that every poker site online allows players to take notes on other players.
Constantly taking notes on other players will give you an advantage in future hands and future Sit&Go games.
I guarantee you will run into another player again that you took notes on in a previous game.
You will see the same players quite often, even on large sites such as Full Tilt Poker or Poker Stars.

What should you include in notes? You should be looking for the best players and the weakest players.
The reason for looking for the best players is you're looking to avoid the best players and take advantage of the weakest players.
Here are some great questions to ask when analyzing players and taking notes.

Are the players loose or tight? For example, do they always call often preflop with weak hands, or do they only play premium hands when they raise?

Is the player aggressive or passive? Aggressive players will be constantly betting on the flop with nothing, raising often preflop, and playing many draws willing to invest a lot of chips to see if a draw hits.
Passive players will continuously call bets.

Does the player defend their blinds? Take a note on the player if you notice a player always folding in the blinds to a raise.
You should take advantage of this and start raising in late position when they are the blind.

Is the player winning or losing? This is a very simple note to take and it can help you identify exceptional and horrible players.

Is the player playing clear-cut or pulling risky moves such as trapping other players or constantly slow rolling monster hands?
Also, does the player like to check raise or bluff?

Bet with only good hands?
Fold with bad ones all the time?

Taking notes is a valuable tool all poker sites off and it almost always goes unnoticed.
By taking notes, you will definitely see an increase in profits, and eventually you will be able to play Sit&Go's full time as a job.

Chapter 11: Multi-Tabling

Here is where you make some killer money and a stable income, but you CAN'T multi-table until you are continuously winning one Sit&Go at a time.
Sit&Go's are far easier to multi-table then cash games because you don't have to watch every portion of action to weigh your opponents.
Almost every popular poker site allows their players to multi-table, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars are again my favourites here.

When you begin multi-tabling you need to start out with trying two-tabling.
In the beginning, most people will continuously be engaged, and at times can be tiresome.
If you think you are making awful decisions, try to start Sit&Go's at different blind levels, such as the middle stage.
Once it reaches the middle stage (4-6x blind increases), then start another Sit&Go.
Now, you have two tournaments running at different levels, and if you are following my strategies, you would be folding most of the hands in the second Sit&Go, and will be easier to make decisions in the first one.

What strategy adjustments do you need to make when multi-tabling? Here it is wise to reduce the number of bluffs.
When you really get good a great piece of advice would be to start four tournaments, and then wait for them to reach middle level, and then start another four.
There will be different focal points on each stage in the Sit&Go's and will help you manage all the games better.

Chapter 12: How to Make A Stable Living Playing Sit&Go's


Return on Investment (ROI) is the way in which the success of Sit&Go tournaments is measured.
This is shown as your profit per game and isexpressed as a percentage of the buy-in after the fee is removed.
For example someone making an average of $2 per game at the $10+1 level, they would have an ROI of 18.2% ($2/$11 = 18.2%).

Hourly Rate simply takes your expected ROI and number of games you play per hour and gives an average hourly 'wage' for your efforts.
Using the above example an 18.2% ROI at the $10+1 level and 4 games per hour would give you an hourly rate of $8.
These two concepts are heavily related.
Increasing the number of games per hour (by multi-tabling) may decrease your ROI but increase your overall hourly rate.
If you want to play Sit&Go's for a living and live comfortably, following this guide will give you an average ROI below:

  • 10 +1= 30% ROI
  • 20+2 = 25% ROI
  • 30+3 = 20% ROI
  • 50+5 = 15% ROI
  • 100+9 =10%ROI
  • 200+15=5% ROI

Now in order to make a comfortable living playing Sit&Go's, really depends on how much money you need.
Let me show you a simple calculation. This is based on playing 10 Sit&Go games an hour, which is very easy to do with some practice.

  • 11s - ROI = 30% - (11*0.20)*6 = $19.80 / Hour

  • 22s - ROI = 25% - (22*0.25)*6 = $33.00 / Hour

  • 33s - ROI = 20% - (33*0.20)*6 = $39.60 / Hour

  • 55s - ROI = 15% - (55*0.15)*6 = $49.50 / Hour

  • 109s - ROI = 8% - (109*0.08)*6 = $52.32 / Hour

  • 215s - ROI = 5% - (215*0.05)*6 = $64.00 / Hour

Let's calculate this per year so you can get a feeling how great playing Sit&Go's can be when following this guide:

  • 11s - ROI = 30% - (11*0.20)*6 = $19.80 / Hour*2080 = $41,184.00 / Year

  • 22s - ROI = 25% - (22*0.25)*6 = $33.00 / Hour*2080 = $68,640.00 / Year

  • 33s - ROI = 20% - (33*0.20)*6 = $39.60 / Hour*2080 = $82,368.00 / Year

  • 55s - ROI = 15% - (55*0.15)*6 = $49.50 / Hour*2080 = $102,960.00 / Year

  • 109s - ROI = 8% - (109*0.08)*6 = $52.32 / Hour*2080 = $108,825.60 / Year

  • 215s - ROI = 5% - (215*0.05)*6 = $64.00 / Hour*2080 = $133,120.00 / Year

As you can see, it's a nice chunk of change for playing Sit&Go's with an achievable ROI.
As you go up in buy in of a Sit&Go the ROI will decrease, but the amount you win goes up!

Look when you reach $200 + $15 Sit&Go's, you only need to have a 5% ROI per year and you will still bring home a nice chunk of change…$133,120.00 to be exact.
With the strategies outlined in this guide, you can be making the numbers listed above in no time.

Here is the chart again, which shows the level of Sit&Go's you should play at based on your bankroll:

$5 + $0.5 $110 - $165
$10 + $1 $220 - $330
$20 + $2 $440 - $660
$30 + $3 $660 - $990
$50 + $5 $1100 - $1650
$100 + $9 $2180 - $3270
$200 + $15 $4300 - $6450

Here is my suggestion on building a solid bankroll and turning it into 6 figures per year.
If you only start with $50.00 you must do the following.

  1. Play single table Sit&Go's at the $5 + $.50 level until you work your way up to $110 - $165 mark.
    At this point you can start playing 5 Sit&Go's at one time only IF you have mastered single tables.
    Your goal is to play 10 Sit&Go's in one hour.
    Once you get the hang of multi-tabling this is extremely easy.

  2. Once you reach $220-$330, at this point you need to switch over to $10 + $1 Sit&Go's.
    From here, you need to keep building your bankroll by playing 10 Sit&Go's in one hour.
    If you feel uncomfortable or hit a losing streak playing 5 Sit&Go's at one time, you can cut back down to 2-3 at one time until you build your bankroll back up.

  3. This strategy can be used for the $30 +$3, $50 + $5, $100 + $9, and $200+$15

  4. As you master the art of Sit&Go's, over the course of a year you will be making a solid amount of money with as little as a 5% ROI.
    Don't you like 6 figures a year just by playing Sit&Go's? I knew you would…and it is all possible thanks to my strategies!

Chapter 13: Conclusion-Good Luck at the Tables

This manual is a proven system that is guaranteed to work time and time again.
If you follow all the tips and steps in this guide, you will be able to quit your day job and just play Sit&Go's for a living in no time!
The best part about my job these days is I can work from home*, make a great income with something I truly enjoy doing, and work anytime I want!

Being your own boss is everyone's dream and now with this manual your dream will become a reality with a little practice.
Remember, practice makes perfect.
You need to study and practice these strategies as much as possible and ONLY until you master the art of taking down single table Sit&Go's should you try and play multi-table Sit&Go's, especially 5 at one time.
I hope you enjoyed this strategy guide and I will see you at the tables!


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