Saturday, August 7, 2010

Finding Hidden Value in Pokerworld "Gold Chip Double Up to Cash" SNG's

At Pokerworld, there is currently a promotion offering two separate gold chip sit and goes.  The details are as follows:

12 entrants, top 6 earn cash!

Though the payouts are small at $5 and $15 respectively, the gambler in me is always looking for that freeroll hustle!  As it were, though these are a fairly easy score, they do not fill up often.  Just the other night, I had signed up for the $15 payout one, only to find that hours later, it did not even fill up.  I guess this would be understandable, as there are many gold chip satellite events that offer the potential of a significantly higher payout...if you have a few hours to spare.

However, if you plan on putting in large volume of hands and get started early in the day, you can score some extra EV, often just by sitting down!  How?  Since these take so long to fill up, it is very easy for someone to either have forgotten that they had entered (perhaps even the night before) or have gotten up to do something else and neglected them altogether.  The one I played in had just such a player.  He was "sitting" to left and we all had a field day stealing his blinds.   Having just one such player missing brings your average EV from $7.50 to $8.18.  That's an automatic increase of 9%.  Doesn't sound like much, but that ask any SNG pro if that matters, and they will all tell you that they would kill for such an extra edge!

Just remember to unregister before you leave your computer!

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