45 man SnGs are one of the better ways to build a bankroll from playing SnGs. They
allow you to win a decent pot from just a small buy-
The best strategy to start off with is the standard ABC style. There will be plenty
of recreational players who are only there to flat out gamble so a patient ABC approach
will often reap it’s rewards early on which should take you into the next phase in
decent shape. You should be raising or re-
Don’t overdo the blind stealing either, in the early stages the blinds simply aren’t big enough to get into blind wars. If you don’t have a raising hand then you can easily let it go. You can’t win the tournament in the early stages, only lose it. Simply sticking to pocket pairs and broadway cards is perfectly reasonable.
However, you should always keep an eye on your stack size. If you are raising and
you only have 12BB’s or less then it should be an all-
Final Two Tables
At this point the blind levels can be anything from 100-
A Small Raise: In early position a raise to 3BB’s is fine as you still have a number
of players to negotiate but if you are first in the pot in late position then a min
raise is often sufficient. This is because the vast majority are quite rightly in
a push/fold mentality so they will rarely call your raise. This means that if we
raise a little less than usual we save some chips for the times we are blind stealing
and have to fold to a re-
A Fold: Well if you need me to explain this then YOU ARE CRAZY!
When you reach this point there really is no need for you to be the short stack. If you do find yourself as the short stack then you probably weren’t aggressive enough when you were down to the last two tables.
When you hit the final table you just need to sit tight and stick to playing your big hands until you hit the money stage as it is usually the top 7 who get paid with a 9 man final table.
This is where the fun starts! As you get further and further into it you should start widening your shoving range. If you are a short stack when you hit the money stage then this is a good time to go for it and gamble as you have the safety net of making profit from the tournament anyway.
As you make it towards the top three places the blinds will be astronomical in relation
to stack sizes so you must utilize a push/fold strategy. Even in the small blind,
DO NOT LIMP! It’s all-
Once you are down to the final three players, you should really up the aggression
so that you will either be busted in 3rd or go into the heads-
When you are down to the heads-