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Sit 'n Go Strategy Paperback – July 20, 2007
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About the Author
Collin wrote strategy books on the first two game types he specialized in, Sit 'n Go Strategy and Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em, both of which became instant poker bestsellers. He produces videos for Cardrunners and heads Team Moshman, an international team of staked and coached players.
Collin has personally coached hundreds of students into beating their games through his mathematical-based approach to hold'em, and spends much of his time playing many different poker variations.
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Top Customer Reviews
Sit `N Go Strategy is one of the best poker manuscripts ever published, and a major contribution to poker, as there has been relatively little literature on SNG tournament strategy. It is a well written, fairly comprehensive guide to playing low and medium buy in, one table tournaments. Sit 'n Go Strategy is logically divided into sections on Low Blind Play, Medium Blind Play, and High Blind Play, as well as a chapter, titled Sit `N Go Career Play which covers some additional concepts.
For low blind play the author teaches a very tight aggressive style of play, although he acknowledges, that other playing styles can also be successful, if the players are skilled at post flop play. In the medium blind section, Mr. Moshman also advocates tight aggressive play. However, he demonstrates how an extremely aggressive play can be the optimum strategy when the blinds increase, and table conditions are right.
Part Three, High Blind Play is an outstanding section, and is the highlight of the book. A systematic analysis of table conditions, individual player styles, stack sizes, blind sizes, payouts, and chip values, and how they effect optimum strategy is provided.Read more ›
After you read the theory part each chapter where Colin describes how to play in different situations and why, you get to see actual hands and the reasoning behind each play. This book and the Harrington on Hold Em books are my favorite because of how many detailed hand examples they give.
For example, Colin describes "SNG Equity," and it's a good description, but I learn better through concrete examples. I was very happy he went right on to a hand:
Two guys go all-in against each other in the 1st hand of a Sit N Go with 2 2 versus Ace-King suited, and Colin explains how both these guys are losing money and how everyone else is gaining SNG Equity in the long run.
After reading it I understood the idea of equity (even the term in general) so much better than before.
I was also very surprised how aggressive you should be during high blinds ... Not just when you have under 10 blinds, but during the bubble, and Very Important, before you get blinded down to nothing. He says how it's better to push all-in with trash than not be able to steal pots in the future, then explains why and gives examples. It doesn't matter even when you're getting constant bad hands so long as you make your move at the right time.
I finished the book in two days and immediately put another $250 in my PStars account. I am now very confident I will be profiting from SNG's and highly recommend this book to any player.
Doyle's chapter on no-limit in Super System 2 has solid advice, e.g., but there just aren't enough hands and details for me to feel confident implementing a lot of it into my game. Well that isn't a problem with this book.
Favorite chapters of mine in Sit & Go Strategy are primarily the high-blind stuff
(Lower blind chapters are good too, but we all know S&Gs are decided at high blinds):
Bubble Play (and the awesome ICM-justified queens fold to an all-in there)
Ante Adjusting (I hadn't realized how important antes were in S&Gs...)
Fund. Theory of High Blind Play - best part of the book
My only criticism is a fair number of small typos (even the back cover...), but that's well worth navigating to get this ultra-solid info on a game with huge profit potential.
I cannot give this book 5 stars however, because there are a few typos like where chip stacks are given in text as if you were in the small blind when you are shown in the picture to be in the big blind. I also didn't like the fact that going from one example to another, there might be a subtle difference in say the hand you were dealt, and that lead to a drastically different conclusion. The truth of the matter is that small changes in the calling/opening ranges of opponents, and small changes in stack sizes can drastically change whether it is right to push or fold in a high blind situation (which is why I recommend SNG wizard, the software). Also, even though the book argued for a differentiation of chip expectation and tournament equity, sometimes a certain play was advocated for on a purely CEV argument.
Things became much more clear with the use of sit-n-go wizard (computer software). SNG Strategy by Collin Moshman gives the ideas in words so that us humans can better understand what SNG Wizard does. There are no steadfast rules that hold for every situation. Every hand in a SNG is fairly complex and there are many parameters needed as input (to determine the most profitable-- or highest equity play).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Goog book but not ideal. For beginner players this book will be valuable position, for midle its not clear...Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book so far by Mr Little surprised with the list of guest Authors especially Evan Jarvis he's someone who got me back into this game after years away. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jessie Maskell
A great introduction to the world of Sit 'n Gos. If you're considering playing this format, everything you need to know is here. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stephen Ray
Harringtonish but with more advice for when the blinds start shooting up.Published 14 months ago by Al