Cash Games vs. Sit N Go Poker Tournaments

Cash Games vs. Sit N Go Poker Tournaments

In this article we are going to give you a short presentation of the online poker cash games and the Sit and Go poker tournaments, along with the main differences between the two. This way you will get to know both of them and select the one that is going to best fit your game style.

What are the main features of a Sit and Go Poker Tournament?

A Sit and Go poker tournament, also known as SNG, STT (single table tournament) or Sit N Go. A SNG is a single table online poker tournament that usually has 9-10 players. These tournaments have started to become more and more popular during the last couple of years thanks to the fact that they are very similar to the final stage of a normal multi table poker tournament. These tournaments come in many variations such as full ring, 6-max, turbo, double or nothing, steps and heads-up.

Here we are going to give you a short list with the most important features of a Sit and Go poker tournament:

SNG’s are single table tournaments of 9 or 10 players.

Only 3 players will win money (1st – 50%, 2nd – 30% and 3rd – 20%).

The fee you have to pay to be part of a SNG is usually 10% of the buy in amount (for a $10 SNG you will have to pay a fee of $1 to the online poker room and the other $9 goes towards the prize pool).

At the beginning of the tournament each player will have the same fixed number of chips. So the chances of winning will be the same.

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What are the main features of a Cash Game?

Over here we are going to present you the main features of a normal online cash game:

The online poker cash games will have between 6 and 9 players at the table (the 6 players tables are called shorthanded/6-max and the 9 players tables are the full ring games). However some online poker rooms do offer up to 10 players tables.

A cash game table is active as long as there are 2 players sitting down at the table.

At a cash game players can buy in or cash out at any time.

At a limit game the minimum amount to join a $0.10/$0.25 blinds game is going to be $10 and the maximum is $50.

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What are the main differences between Cash Games and SNG Tournaments?

You can be part of a cash game at any time and the moment you sit at the table the game will begin for you and you can easily leave at any moment, while at a SNG tournament the game will begin the moment all the seats are occupied and it will end when one player holds all the chips at the table.

At a Sit and Go poker tournament you will know exactly at the beginning how much money you will risk and what is the maximum you can win. A cash game doesn’t have that defined and you can always add more money to the table.

If you will play a Ring Game the blinds will always be the same, while in Sit n Go tournaments the blinds increase every few minutes depending on structure.

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