Achievable Goals That Can Help You Get On The Road To A Bigger Bankroll Fast
Many people are excited when they first discover the bankroll building potential of Sit N Go tournaments. With many beginning players at the tables, it is easy to find a profitable edge – and that bankroll can then be used to launch a successful career as a cash game or tournament specialist later.
This article fills the gap between that initial realization about the potential of Sit N Goes, and the practicalities of making sure you build the skills (and maintain the motivation) to make it happen! This article should really be added to my free for readers, $16 per hour SNG Blueprint course – in fact it will be the next time I do a revision!
I'll start with some objectives for our goal-setting. This will the situation we are aiming for. Next the individual things which need to happen will be broken out one by one. Finally I'll bring it together with a wrap up and some encouragement for staying on track.
Goals For Sit N Go Players – Where You Can Be In 3 Months Time
I have seen enough people make the jump to know that even a small bankroll player can be grinding the games 3 months (or less) from now. Depending on the hours you put in you could be multi-tabling the $5s, $10's or even higher.
When we set goals in poker the key factor is your hourly rate. While it is possible to win big in short bursts, these will eventually be balanced by bad runs and leave you with an average which we measure as 'return on investment'.
To set a realistic hourly profit from poker, we need to multiply our return by the number of games played. This is one of the best things about SNGs – you can play a lot of them together. If you play 8 at a time then you should be able to manage 12 turbos per hour, manage this at a 10% return and you have $12 per hour at the $10 level or at 8% that's $16 at the $20's.
Since this article is aimed at those starting to build that bankroll, let us focus on the lower goal first. We can always move up later, and $12 extra an hour for a leisure time activity can be pretty handy for many players!
Our Goal: 3 months time, to win an average of $12 per hour grinding Sit N Goes.
Goals For New Sit N Go Players – Breaking Down What Needs To Happen
Right, we now know where we are going… how about how to get there! My list is as follows: We need to ensure we are winning players, learn perfect bubble play, learn to play 8 tables at once and focus on playing against recreational players while avoiding fellow grinders.
Ensure We Have A Winning General Strategy: You are in the right place for this. I'm going to plug my course again if you are not sure you have the key components covered. Multi-tabling involves a different approach, and you will need to know about it! Course preview is here.
Learn Perfect Bubble Play: This is key, unless you know your bubble math backwards you will not succeed in your goal. I recommend you take the free 30 day trial of SNG Wiz, run some of your hand histories through it and start improving this area immediately. Once you understand the math you will have a significant profitable edge on your opponents.
Learn To Play 8 Tables At Once: Again this can seem daunting if you are new to the game. Once you learn to do it you will wonder what the problem was! I have a multi-tabling guide here at SNG Planet and recommend adding one at a time – starting right now.
Play Against Recreational Players: Other winners have a huge negative effect on your profits, so much so that as soon as you learn to beat the games, avoiding them becomes your key priority. I recommend avoiding the biggest sites for the time being and focusing on those sites which have big sports-betting brands as part of their network.
For example RedKings Poker are part of the OnGame network – and their SNGs are far easier to beat than many other sites!! If you have not seen them for yourself I recommend you do so soon – in addition to a choice of 6 welcome bonuses, you will also get a $300 extra bonus the first time you are dealt 2 red kings together in a cash game.
Summing It Up – Making Your Sit N Go Goals Into A Reality
Once you break down what you need to do to get a consistent bankroll building income from Sit N Goes it becomes easy to achieve. The one thing that is missing is a little discipline from you. Discipline to put in the hours required to generate returns, discipline to keep perfecting that bubble play using SNG Wiz or a similar tool and discipline not to tilt if the cards do not go your way over one particular session.
I strongly believe that if you have the discipline and motivation, then $12, $16 or even more per hour is easily achievable. Grab your $16 per hour Blueprint course now and start on the road to a fat poker bankroll!