Sit N Go Wizard Review

Sit n Go tournaments (SNGs) have become very popular over the years and are somewhat different than cash games. The field of players is small and the payouts are fixed. The blinds become large (relative to the players stack sizes) very quickly.

Believe it or not, the decision making is much more simple than in other forms of poker. Particularly in the end game of a SNG where the decision on whether or not to play a hand boils down to: “Should I push all-in or should I fold?”Many of these decisions can be expressed acurately with mathematics… Sounds easy right? I know all of you are mathematical geniuses! Yeah right!

Well that is where software like SNGWiz comes into play. SNGWiz can help teach you when to push and when to fold. It will teach you about the factors that should influence your play like: the stack sizes, the number of opponents and the opponents calling ranges.

In my opinion, a program like SNGWiz is an absolute necessity for anyone who plays SNGs on a regular basis. The decisions you will face as a SNG player are complex and not always obvious or intuitive. SNGWiz can quantify each decision you make mathematically to determine whether or not it was the right one. I just want to repeat that this tool is absolutely invaluable to the SNG player.

Here’s how it works:

You can provide hand examples that are entered manually or you can feed in an entire SNG hand history. Then you assign opponent hand ranges and SNGWiz will determine the correct decision (push / fold) based on your inputs. This feature is valuable for reviewing your hand histories to see where you went wrong after the fact.

You can also operate SNGWiz in a quiz mode. You can specify stack sizes and blind ranges and the program will generate many scenarios for you to evaluate. You make a decision to push or fold in each situation and the program tells you immediately whether you were right or wrong. This kind of instantaneous feed back is incredibly valuable and really helps to shorten the learning curve.

Although the software is not free, it comes with a free 30 day trial so you can try it out to see if you like it. Although the program isn’t a “magic bullet”, it can really help improve your play around the bubble (when you’re getting close to being in the money), which is absolutely the most important aspect of SNG play.

You  can pick up a FREE trial copy of SNG Wiz here.

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