This revolutionary new twist on a traditional Sit & Go offers a product that by design is meant to be just as popular in a live poker room as an online site. As poker popularity is on the decline over the past few years, we believe it’s important that land-based and online operators work together to revitalize the poker industry.
We’re collaborating with the husband and wife duo of Collin Moshman and Katie Dozier. Both are renowned poker players/authors and Moshman will be releasing a Sit & Go 2.0 E-book on Amazon in October, while Dozier will be playing the game live on Twitch.tv and communicating via social media.
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The next generation of Sit & Go’s is right around the corner and we’ve got some big names in poker collaborating with Americas Cardroom to make sure it gets the attention it deserves.
The husband and wife poker playing/writing team Collin Moshman and Katie Dozier have announced their upcoming collaboration with Americas Cardroom to educate and promote Sit & Go 2.0 via Moshman’s new upcoming E-book and Dozier’s live Twitch play and social media promotion.
Moshman, a theoretical mathematics honors degree graduate from the California Institute of Technology is widely considered one of the foremost experts in Sit & Go play and has written poker bestsellers including “Sit ‘n Go Strategy”, and “The Math of Hold’em”.
Commented Moshman: “Sit & Go 2.0 will be a game that's both fun and appealing to recreational and regular players. My new E-book will help players better understand how to optimally play the many formats this new product will offer."
Dozier is a poker professional and player coach at DragtheBar.com has also co-authored two books with Moshman titled “The Superuser” and “Pro Poker Strategy: The Top Skills”.
Moshman’s new book focused on Sit & Go 2.0 is scheduled to be released October 17th on Amazon.com and you’ll find Dozier streaming and engaging viewers with strategic commentary of her play of Sit & Go 2.0 on Twitch.tv upon the game’s release.
All this may lead you to the question: what is Sit & Go 2.0? Well, we’re not telling. At least not yet (it’s that good we want to keep it under wraps). But stay tuned to our website within the next couple months for more details about our new product that we as the next evolution of poker!
On October 17th, Moshman’s Sit & Go 2.0 E-book will be available on Amazon.com. Players can also familiarize themselves with the revolutionary game by watching Dozier live-stream from the tables via Twitch.tv upon the release of Sit & Go 2.0.
But most importantly, games change. The biggest example of that idea is the rise of jackpot SNGs. A format that hadn't yet been invented a few years ago has risen to become one of the most popular in online poker. Recreational players love jackpots since they're fast and have the potential for a huge win every game.
Consequently, smart regular players have moved into the format as well. Today it is one of the primary battlegrounds of online poker.
Here is the key point: The creation of jackpots created an opportunity. Good poker players have a lot of strengths, but change is often not one of them. Instead, they stick with their current format until they have no choice but to follow the recreational money.
This process creates an opportunity for smart regs to dominate new formats before their colleagues make the transition. Which brings us to SNG 2.0, a format that will expand the jackpot concept to one of the most popular game types of all time: the 9-man SNG.
You will hit a 9-ball or higher around 0.5% of the time, or one game in 200. These highest prize pool games – particularly the jackpot ones – will play differently for two important reasons:
The 9-players-paid payout structure results in rational strategy adjustments. Players are correct to change ranges in specific ways that we will look at in detail in an upcoming section.
Players are also likely to make incorrect adjustments based on risk aversion. High prize pool games are uncommon. Similar to jackpot SNGs, many players will be reluctant to make risky plays early, or thin calls for their tournament life when the blinds get high.
In addition to normal risk aversion when playing for a lot of money, it is a natural human instinct to avoid the potential of making a significant mistake during a bigger game. The optimal way to take advantage is to apply more pressure throughout the game. This includes being more inclined to 3-bet light early; barreling more postflop when stacks are deep; and shoving wider in the late game.
This means that many players, including myself, played a non-optimal strategy heads-up for a long time. We raised and shoved too much from the small blind, and did not open-limp enough (or at all). We also 3-bet shoved too often from the big blind, not defending our big blind by flatting even when that was the clearly better option.
Of course, the improved small-ball approach results in a lot more postflop play. A couple of general guidelines to help navigate these flop spots:
The example below breaks down the frequency, probability, multiplier, and prize pool of a $45 buy-in Sit & Go.
|Cards||Players ITM||Out of 1,180||Multiplier||PrizePool|
|9 Black Cards||6||1.00||51.3||$2,310.00|
|8 Black Cards||6||1.45||40||$1,800.00|
|7 Black Cards||5||3.35||30||$1,350.00|
|6 Black Cards||5||7.54||20||$900.00|
|5 Black Cards||5||16.52||17||$765.00|
|4 Black Cards||4||35.30||15||$675.00|
|3 Black Cards||4||73.66||13||$585.00|
|2 Black Cards||3||150.39||11||$495.00|
|1 Black Card||3||300.78||9||$405.00|
|No Black Cards||2||590.00||7||$315.00|
Sit & Go 2.0 can be played for any amount of buy-in you decide is most suitable for your customers. You can see all the detailed information at various buy-in amounts by clicking HERE and checking out our downloadable excel buy-in calculator tool.