Poker Through the Eyes of an Amateur

March 25, 2006

Holding My Breath

Well, I'm done with my 15 SNGs for the SNG Challenge. I didn't place in any of my last four, so the best I can hope for is second place. Now I get to play the waiting game to see if anyone takes the second place finish away from me.

In other news, I finished 6th in a $4 180 player SNG today for $36. I would have done better, but I got sucked out on the hand before the final table, so I went in short stacked. I managed to outlive three other players, despite being completely card dead, and in the end, the blinds just destroyed me. I like that game though. I'll definitely be playing more of those in the future.


  • Congrats on the 180 SNG Matt. I really want to play one but I saw they only run them after midnight EST right? How long did it take you to get to 6th?

    By Blogger drewspop, at 3/26/2006 11:09 AM  

  • They run them from 12 in the morning to 5pm each day. To get to sixth took me a little over three hours. Good thing I was doing it on a Saturday afternoon!

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    By Blogger ImAllAbout, at 3/26/2006 6:57 PM  

  • Nice job Matt...I have a big donut for points right now.

    I also want to play those 180's, but that timing might now work for me...

    By Blogger TripJax, at 3/27/2006 2:19 PM  

  • Boy why can't I get spammed by the guy to have MY blog added to this top 30 thing? Damn that sucks. ;)

    Matt, let me ask you, how would you compare the play in the $4 180 sngs to the play in the $20 180 sngs that are always running and filling up on pokerstars? I too can't play these regularly because of the timing and me being a working stiff and all, but on a weekend I could see doing one if it makes sense.

    By Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo, at 3/28/2006 11:01 AM  

  • The first hour or so was the usual donkfest that you'll have in any low buy-in MTT. I doubled up my first hand when some moron went all in on a QTx rainbow flop with ATo when I had position on him with AQ.

    After the first hour, though, the competition was pretty fierce. I don't know if this is typical of the $4 game since this was the only one I've played or if a bunch of people who usually play higher limits were just trying it out. The last two hours I was playing was definitely against solid opponents, so the play is pretty similar to what I experienced in my one $20/180 game.

    Of course, I was also at a table that didn't collapse until the final two, so several of the people I was playing with from the beginning made the money. I can't really draw any big conclusions from this since I've only played one of each type. Sorry I can't be of more help.

    By Blogger Matt Silverthorn, at 3/28/2006 12:34 PM  

  • Nice job Matt!

    By Blogger mowenumdown, at 3/28/2006 5:12 PM  

  • Nice blog , i just discovered your blog.
    I started focusing on Sng as well, i started playing 2 or 3 a day , and seem to be able to cash in 1 out of 3 games i play

    i play the 45 person, $27 turbo on Poker stars , and i love it , i want to wish you luck on your playing and ill continue to read your blog, im still going through some of your archives

    By Blogger SMW, at 8/16/2007 11:57 AM  

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