Playing the Middle Stages of a Sit and Go

After you get through the early stages, things get a little tougher as you navigate the middle stages of the sit and go. Blinds will be creeping up, and depending on how the first few levels went you might have doubled up, or you may have dwindled down. This video will teach you how to handle the middle stages of a poker sit and go.

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Key Points of this Poker Video:

We'll summarize the main points of this video so you can remember the most important things afterwards.

#1 - Stay Tight if Possible

Your ideal strategy is always to play tight preflop, but once blinds get high it doesn't work anymore. However, if you're fortunate enough to double up early like I did, you can afford to remain tight for another blind level or two until blinds start putting pressure on you again. This ensures that you'll survive another round or two, and be in great shape to make the money.

#2 - Keep an Eye on Your Stack

As I mentioned, it's always important to know how big your stack is in relation to the blinds. Keep a running number of how many big blinds you have, and if that number sinks to around 10 big blinds you'll have to open up your preflop ranges to survive. Your tightness will relate directly to your big blind count: the more big blinds you have, the tighter you can afford to be.

#3 - Be Aware of Level Changes

If you realize that the blinds are raising in one minute, and you're on the button, make sure to take as long as possible so you can use your position to your advantage. Alternatively, if you're under the gun and blinds are raising soon, make sure to play as fast as possible so you'll hopefully be on the button when they go up.

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