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  30-Jun-14, 13:39   #1
$0.50 / $1 SnG 0 
Joined: Nov '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 27
I was playing some cheap SnG's over the weekend, I finished ITM in all of them 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st

I was wondering if I should move up a level?
Does it get more difficult after that?
Will the same strategy work?

My bankroll is currently $120.l

  30-Jun-14, 13:51   #2
Joined: May '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 2054
You won't notice much difference until you get up to around $7 and above. Anything below that will pretty much be the same...

Don't expect the results to stay that good though, regardless of what level you're playing at Smile

  30-Jun-14, 14:41   #3
Joined: May '13
Location: Mauritius
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 2688
yeah move up if you have the required bankroll as at the lower levels you get crazy donkeys and more variance because of that, move up till you can play a lot of games and then if necessary move down, it is not a shame to move down, but it would be a shame if you play a level that is too high for you and lost your bankroll. Anyway good luck for those games, hope you can make some money out of it and rake is less at the higher stakes , so less games to win to break even. Cheers good luck mate!

  30-Jun-14, 18:56   #4
Joined: Nov '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 27
Don't worry I won't lose my bankroll, I've got $120, so I will drop down to the bottom levels if I hit $100.

I just tried a $0.50 SnG and finished 4th, so I will practice a bit more first Blink

  30-Jun-14, 19:36   #5

Joined: Jan '13
Location: Canada
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 1066
Goodluck man, I was a winning player and then tilt hit me bad.......

I cant win anything in a sit n go anymore at all, its like pokerstars has it out for me since my winning streak ended, I went from A**** player on sharkscope to 6*. Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap!

I lost my entire bankroll and when I get working will start from scratch, enjoyed my silverstar status for a few months anyway.

I hope you don't go down like it did...

I have almost 900 in winnings this year so far and have doubled last years already, so I am learning but losing alot in the process

  30-Jun-14, 21:55   #6
Joined: Nov '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 27
How did you lose your bankroll? Were you still playing high stakes when running low?

I only started playing $1 SnG when I was over $100, $050 up until then, that gives me 200 games and I don't think I will lose that many in a row.

  1-Jul-14, 08:38   #7
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 50 (M)
Posts: 7297
It looks like you are doing really well at the moment and i think while your confidence is high you should move up a level. You can always move back down if it doesn't go well but i think it is well worth a try.Good luck

  1-Jul-14, 09:22   #8

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Croatia
Age: 38 (M)
Posts: 1738
My advice to you is to keep it fun. Playing at higher levels gives you a bigger rush since there's more money involved but it also gets u down more when you lose which eventually, you will.
I would say you are planning it right. Go play some $2+ sng's while you are above $100 and if they go well great, if not just go back to what you were doing.

Takes a lot of self control not to tilt when you lose big ( speaking by experience here.. unfortunately i have very little self control after a BIG beat) so if you keep it fun, winning or losing ull always enjoy playing and come back the next day to try ur luck again Blink

  1-Jul-14, 13:20   #9
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Romania
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 7
yes but dont go to far take it easy so you dont lose your all bankroll in two games Big Smile

  1-Jul-14, 14:36   #10
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (F)
Posts: 2249
If you are happy to play at the lowest levels carry on and get as much experience as you can but if you can afford to move up then maybe you should.
I don't think the skill level is a massive difference when you move up higher,if at all at those stakes.I think you get a better kind of game if you move up though and if you want to get better then playing against more skilful players is the best way to go.
SnG variance is not a problem if you are an average player and if you do have a run of bad luck or you feel it is too much then just go down the levels again,if you do go back down your experience should have helped you so it will be worth it. Smile

  2-Jul-14, 12:12   #11
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Estonia
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 389
Dont take it too seriously, probably just had good run. Play couple of hundred SnG-s more and tell us, how did it go. It is very frustrating, when you have bad run and continue playing and playing to break even.
I did set my limits to lowest SnG in PS (1,5$), so i couldnt destroy my BR in bad run.

  2-Jul-14, 18:41   #12
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 42 (F)
Posts: 13383
It is better to stay at the level you are now ti you get the confidence needed to level up.
Your bankroll though is a good one and can stand a couple of games in higher limits.
Even if you lose them all you wont be affected too much.
The most important thing is not to feel stressed while playing in higher limits.

  2-Jul-14, 19:34   #13
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 6668
You can try 2 or 3 dollars buy in now but be careful on the bankroll...

On sng i think you should try at least 50 buy ins for the limit you are currently playing. Good luck and keep us posted!

  2-Jul-14, 23:26   #14
Joined: Nov '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 27
Well I tried a $5 game finished 4th. Defended my BB from a small raise late position with 45o, hit a straight on the flop. Check the handhistory I don't think I did anything wrong?

Was this bad play or bad luck? maybe I should have gone all in on the flop?

Seat 3: 100pudoviy (6,836)
Seat 7: BabeRoy (1,866)
Seat 8: Temperamental (3,762)
Seat 9: safak alan (1,036)
BabeRoy posts the small blind of 100
Temperamental posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Temperamental [4c 5d]
safak alan folds
100pudoviy has 15 seconds left to act
100pudoviy raises to 473
BabeRoy folds
Temperamental has 15 seconds left to act
Temperamental calls 273
*** FLOP *** [3c 6c 2s] (Total Pot: 1,046, 2 Players)
Temperamental checks
100pudoviy has 15 seconds left to act
100pudoviy bets 647
Temperamental has 15 seconds left to act
Temperamental raises to 1,400
100pudoviy has 15 seconds left to act
100pudoviy calls 753
*** TURN *** [3c 6c 2s] 5 of clubs (Total Pot: 3,846, 2 Players)
Temperamental has 15 seconds left to act
Temperamental bets 1,889, and is all in
100pudoviy has 15 seconds left to act
100pudoviy calls 1,889
Temperamental shows [4c 5d]
100pudoviy shows [Kc As]
*** RIVER *** [3c 6c 2s 5c] 10 of clubs (Total Pot: 7,624, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
Temperamental shows a flush, Ten high
100pudoviy shows a flush, King high
100pudoviy wins the pot (7,624) with a flush, King high
Temperamental: Sad
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7,624 | Rake 0
Board: [3c 6c 2s 5c Tc]
Seat 3: 100pudoviy (button) showed [Kc As] and won (7,624) with a flush, King high
Seat 7: BabeRoy (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Temperamental (big blind) showed [4c 5d] and lost with a flush, Ten high
Seat 9: safak alan didn't bet (folded)

Attached ImagesBad Beat.JPG

  3-Jul-14, 06:38   #15

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 1025
Hi ,First let me say that I am no expert and neither is my intention to pretend to be but to be honest i fold pre-flop but if you decided play that hand yes i´m agree with a push after the flop. But i repeat for me is fold pre-flop

thank you allowing me to be part of this community and please excuse my English and my writing errors

greetings Greatgame

  3-Jul-14, 10:07   #16
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Estonia
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 389
I am donk, but here is what i think.
It was bubble situation, right? Two other much smaller stacks and you went to fight with bigstack.
1. Fold preflop
2. Bet the flop (flushdraw is on the table)
2. If you dont bet, check-raise all in after flop (

Your opponent was not good player, i think, so small raise with AK and couldn fold after flop and turn. If i would play instead 100pudoviy, id just push it all in preflop.

  3-Jul-14, 12:48   #17
Joined: Nov '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 27
Yeah he was a bad player, I gave him every opportunity to fold on the flop and turn. But he is Russian so they never let go of a hand...... Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap!

I should have just folded preflop and waited for the guaranteed 2nd place Sad

I was 95% favourite to win after the flop........

Edited by MattieD69 (Thursday, July 03, 2014 @ 12:52 GMT)

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