While no limit texas holdem may dominate in the coverage of the poker
world today, thanks to the televised World Series of Poker, there are
a lot of different poker games you can play. In fact, there are a lot
of different versions of texas holdem poker, including sit n go poker.
So what is sit n go poker? And how does play differ from "regular" texas
holdem? And most importantly, how do you play sit n go so you can make
No limit texas holdem tournamnet play and no limit texas holdem sit n go
are both no limit texas holdem poker games. But NL Holdem tournaments
and NL Holdem Sit n Go games are two entirely different animals. And this
means your poker game plan has to be different in sit n go if you want to
be successful and cash.
No limit sit n go's are very different from cash games and a much shorter
verion of multi-table no limit tourneys. The blinds shoot up fast (every
10 to 20 hands or so) and before you know it make up a big part of your
stack. To stay in a sit n go game, you have to get more aggressive as
the blinds increase.
Of course, a key to winning texas holdem sit n go games is to be more
aggressive as the blinds go up, NOT to be more reckless as the blinds
increase. Having a plan is the difference between aggressive and reckless
and most likely will be the difference between cashing and not cashing.
In sit n go games, you do not want to be aggressive initially. Only play
premium hands for the first few blind increases. This will keep you from
losing chips you'll neeed later when the blinds go up. You do not want to
find yourself short stacked early or you might as well call it a night.
Playing only premium hands initially may also have an added benefit. Later
in the sit n go game, when you're being more aggressive, your opponents may
be more likely to fold against you because they'll think you have a top hand.
When's a good time to kick it up in your texas holdem sit n go game? If you're off
in late position and it's folded around to you and the blinds and antes will
increase your stack by more than 20%, go all-in. Most times you will not get
Occasionally, as the blind increase, it will become a stealing war as everyone
has to get aggressive because the blinds are so big relative to their stacks.
This is where you need to pick your spots and become aggressive. You'll find
yourself taking bad beats a lot but that's the nature of sit in go no limit
texas holdem. When people get more aggressive with wacky hands, the cards
will not always fall your way.
Remember, keeping your chips early will allow you to be more selective in
being aggressive later, giving you better odds of coming out on top in no
limit texas holdem sit n go play.