Bankroll Management for Sit and Go Players

This poker video combines two topics: middle stages strategy for a sit and go, and bankroll management for sit and go players. If you're a serious sit and go player, it's important to have a good idea of how to manage your bankroll, or you could go bust due to variance. Also, the middle stages of the sit and go are an important time for accumulating chips and setting yourself up for the later stages. Make sure to review the main points after the video so you remember what's important.

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Key Points for this SNG Video

After watching the video, read the below sections so you're sure to remember the most important points we touched on in the video.

#1 - Pay Attention to the Stakes

In this particular video I made it into the money when the stakes were still $50/$100. Usually the blinds are much higher, and if I had played as if they were higher I would have made some incorrect plays. It's always important to be aware of your stack to big blind ratio as well as the blinds and antes so you know how your stack is doing. Another great way to calculate this is to find your "M".

#2 - Using "M"

Like I just mentioned, finding your "M" is important to determine how healthy your stack is in relation to the blinds, and it also determines how you should play your stack. Your "M" is your stack size divided by the big blinds plus the small blinds plus the ante. If your M is 10 or under, you're stack is getting short, and you need to open up your hand ranges to recover.

#3 - Bankroll Advice

If you're a new poker player, or a new sit and go player, you should only play sit and go's that are 1/200th of your bankroll (you should have 200 buy-ins for the game). Also, if you're a new player you should start out at the lowest stakes games, and move up as you gain experience. If you're an experienced player, you should have 50-100 buy-ins for the sit and go's you're playing.

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