Poker Pro Tips: George “jorj95” Lind’s Top 5 Sit & Go Mistakes (Video)

George Lind has been crushing online Sit & Go's for years.

Lind is a member of Team PokerStars Online and specializes in hyper-turbo SNGs. He's also a master multi-tabler.

In this free poker strategy video Lind gives you the benefit of more than a decade of professional poker experience and explains the five biggest mistakes he sees poker players making in Sit & Go's every day.

Top 5 Sit & Go Mistakes

Video Transcript:

#5 Playing Too Many Hands in Early Stages

Early on in poker tournaments you really don't want to be three-betting light really at all, especially at the lower stakes because you don't want to end up in a coin-flip situation when you're going to have such better opportunities with premium hands.

And even if you don't, you'll still have your stack later in the tournament so you can leverage that. It's just not worth the risk.

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#4 Playing Too Passively as the Short Stack

A lot of the time when you're the short stack you want to take some risks because you're just never going to find that good of a spot and if you don't you're just going to blind out of the tournament.

Once you get to eight or ten big blinds you start shoving or folding always instead of limping or raising and then folding.

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#3 Taking Unnecessary Risks as the Medium Stack

When you're the medium stack your goal is to try to bust the shortstacks, not get into a war with the big stack.

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As the second-biggest stack you have a lot of equity in the tournament and you don't gain nearly enough to make it worth the risk. If you can bust one of the shortstacks then it helps your equity a lot.

#2 Not Putting On Enough Pressure as the Big Stack

Your goal as the chip leader is to leverage your stack by shoving into your opponents a lot because they can't call with very many hands and you can build your stack without much risk.

Conversely when the shortstacks are shoving into you, you shouldn't call too wide because you don't want to lose the leverage you have as the big stack.

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#1 Playing Stakes You Can't Beat

This is a big problem for people in sit and gos and in poker in general. I recommend absolutely crushing a stake before trying to move up. 

It's really important to be cognizant of what level you can beat. Don't let your ego get in the way, play a stake you can beat.

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