Alternatives for SNG & MTT grinders

    • Alternatives for SNG & MTT grinders

      Hey guys,


      most SNG and MTT players are not aware that there are some really good alternatives to the big rooms. For that reason we've made a short overview and put together all important facts for you, so that you can find the best possible site, combined with the most valuable rakeback deal.


      Let us know if you have any questions or need assistance!


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    • Facts for SNG Players

      Betfair is part of the IPoker network. Sit N Goes are popular at Betfair and during european peak times you can find games at all stakes with many recreational players. Betfair offers a poker client for Windows users only and players are allowed to play on up to 16 tables at once. Combined with a highly attractive rakeback deal betfair is a really good choice for SNGlers


      Available formats
      • Headsup
      • 6max
      • 9max
      • 6max Double or Nothing
      • 6max, 10max, 12max Jackpot Sit N Go


      Available blind speeds
      • Regular (only Jackpot SNGs)
      • Turbo
      • SuperTurbo


      Details about stakes and blind increases


      6max
      6max
      (DONs only)
      9max
      SuperTurbo
      2min
      2min
      2min
      2min
      Turbo
      4min
      4min
      4min
      4min
      Normal
      --
      --
      --
      --
      Stakes
      0,50€ - 5.000€0,10€ - 100€
      0,40€ - $10€
      0,10€ - 10€



      Details about Jackpot SNGs

      You have to win between 4 and 6 SNGs in a row (depending on which type you choose) and you are awarded the jackpot - from €2k up to €35k, or even more if this is not won for several weeks! There is also a consolation prize for finishing in the top 2 on 6 consecutive SNGs. The jackpot is built up from extra fees charged on top of the usual 10% SNG rake.


      Game
      Buy-InPlayersWins RequiredJackpot
      Dirty Dozen
      2€
      12
      4
      2.000€
      Maui
      5€
      10
      5
      10.000€
      Rio
      20€
      6
      6
      20.000€
      Fort Knox
      €40
      6
      6
      35.000€



      Facts for MTT Players
      Tournaments really benefit from the larger combined player pool on the iPoker Network. These range from the huge €75,000 guaranteed Big Sunday through to tons of €1 to €20 buy-ins running on a daily basis. You can find all kind of standard variations like rebuy’s, turbo speed, deepstack and multi entries. The following table shows some of the major MTTs running every week.


      Tournaments
      BuyIn
      Weekly on
      €1,000 Sunday Pure (MultiEntry)1€Sunday - 19:30
      €5,000 Sunday Ricochet (MultiEntry + RA)1€Sunday - 19:00
      €2,500 Sunday Core5€Sunday - 18:15
      €7,500 Sunday Frenzy (RA)5€Sunday - 17:00
      €8,000 Sunday Pearl (RA)10€Sunday - 20:00
      €10,000 Sunday Prime (MultiEntry)10€Sunday - 19:15
      €6,000 Sunday Eclipse (RA)20€Sunday - 21:30
      €12,500 Sunday Phoenix (RA)20€Sunday - 19:00
      €6,000 Sunday Hexa (RA)20€Sunday - 17:00
      €25,000 Grand Sunday (MultiEntry)30€Sunday - 19:30
      €20,000 Sunday Warmup50€Sunday - 16:00
      €75,000 Big Sunday (RA)75€Sunday - 18:00
      €20,000 Sunday Masters150€Sunday - 20:00



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      Skin3 %All Other Running Promos
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      We50 %PokerMarket Monthly VIP System (on request)
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      First Deposit Period*84%
      Lifetime Period*84%



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      Note:

      Display Spoiler

      *Rakeback: The Ipoker Network introduced the new Sourced Based Rake (SBR) system in February 2015. 50% of the rake will be calculated on the weighted contribution method where the rake per person is the total rake divided proportionally by your actual contribution to the pot. The other 50% is attributed to the original source of rake (the depositor). SBR is designed to tag all of the money in the system across all Ipoker skins to the player who originally made the deposit, until that money leaves the economy through rake or withdrawals. The formula is kept secretly but important factors are the money being wagered for the first time as well as money that has changed hands/players. Net depositing losing players will be much more valuable, winning players less so. With such system the networks tries to reward occasional more than professional poker player to finally make the poker games softer for everybody. For that reason the gross rake you see in poker tracking programs (Holdemmanager, Pokertracker) won't be the rakemass where the SBR system bases its calculations on. Thus, a rakeback rate of 78% (calculated from Holdemmanger rake mass) could be a rakeback rate of 65% in the end at the Ipoker network.





    • Facts for SNG Players


      Betsafe is part of the Microgaming network. SNG players can find there a good environment to enjoy. Besides a monthly 10.000€ SNG Challenge they offer special game types, like Double or Nothings. With steadily growing traffic and one of the most attractiv rakeback deals, Betsafe is one of the best rooms to play at!


      Available formats


      Available blind speeds


      Details about stakes and blind increases


      6max
      6max
      (DONs only)
      SuperTurbo
      2min
      2min
      2min
      Turbo
      3min
      5min
      5min
      6min
      10min
      10min
      Stakes
      0,10€ - 1.000€
      0,10€ - 100€
      1€ - 100€




      Facts for MTT Players
      Numerous types of tournament game types and formats including bankroll booster added cash and VIP freerolls can be be enjoyed on a daily basis at betsafe Poker. The following table shows some of the major MTTs running every week.


      Tournaments
      BuyIn
      Weekly on
      Early Bird, 6-max, Rebuy (€700 Guaranteed)8.8 €Tuesday - 20:40
      Sunday Express (€1.800 Guaranteed)11€Sunday - 22:00
      The Overlord (€1,750 Guaranteed)11€Tuesday - 16:00
      Ready to Go (€1,250 Guaranteed)11€Tuesday - 18:00
      Midnight Mayhem (€1,500 Guaranteed)11€Wednesday - 01:00
      Turbo, Deep Stack Freezout (€1,500 Gtd)16.50€Tuesday - 20:20
      The Mosh Pit (€9,000 Guaranteed)22€Tuesday - 19:40
      Big Night In (€5,000 Guaranteed)110€Tuesday - 21:00
      Sunday Showdown (€25.000 Guaranteed)215€Sunday - 20:30
      Sunday Drive (€10.000 Guaranteed)215€Sunday - 18:00




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      Lifetime Period55%



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    • Facts for SNG Players


      Tigergaming is part of the Chico Network which also faces US players. Tigergaming itself does not accept US players. Sit & Go's play a very large part of Tiger Gaming’s tournament schedule. You’ll always have something to play as a new Sit & Go is starting almost every minute on the site. Because US players and canadians make a huge part of the traffic the peak is around 8pm-5am (CET). The competition is really soft and combined with the Leaderboard Challenge and our rakeback deal, Tigergaming is a solid choice for SNG players.


      Available formats


      Available blind speeds


      Details about stakes and blind increases



      6max
      10max
      6min
      8min
      8min
      Turbo
      --
      5min
      --
      Stakes
      $0,10 - $500
      $0,05 - $100
      $0,05 - $100



      Facts for MTT Players

      Compared to SNGs the tournament traffic is not really good and you don't find many games or big tournaments on a regular basis. So we recommend to look for an alternativ if you play MTTs only.


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      Skin5%VIP System, Redeem for Cash or Tickets
      Skin10%$25.000 Monthly SNG Rake Race OR $10.000 Monthly Cashgame Rake Race
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      Skin3%Other Promotions
      We10 €100 Tokens On Deposit
      We5 %PokerMarket Monthly Token
      First Deposit Period88%
      Lifetime Period52-82%



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    • Facts for SNG Players

      Americas Cardroom is part of the US player facing Winning Poker Network. Almost all countries are eligible to play, see exceptions here. They are now the second largest US-friendly poker site after Bovada. This extra volume brings a lot more action to the site and in in their Sit n Go tournament area – action which has been given a big boost by the weekly ‘Sit N Crush’ promo + generous player rewards. Because US players make a huge part the traffic peak is around 8pm-5am (CET)


      Available formats


      Available blind speeds


      Details about stakes and blind increases


      6 & 9 max
      4max
      10min
      10min
      --
      Turbo
      5min
      5min
      5min
      Hyper Turbo
      2min
      2min
      --
      Stakes
      $2 - $1.200
      $1,5 - $100
      $1,5 - $100


      Jackpot Poker

      Winning Poker Network is now running lottery-style SNGs too and called it "Jackpot Poker". You can find them in a separate lobby tab and they are currently available at $2, $5, and $40. Each Jackpot game is a three-handed hyper turbo. The prize pool is randomly multiplied by a factor between 2 and 2,500. It is usually winner takes it all, but if the multiplier chosen is 100 or more, the payout distribution is 75% for first place, 15% for second place and 10% for the third place


      Facts for MTT Players

      There were a lot of changes happening to the tournament schedule and these were definitely positive. The traffic increased and Americas Cardromm is now able to offer more of everything when it comes to the tournaments. More guarantees are appearing in the schedule each week, bigger games and there is an online poker event now (OSS - Online Super Series V ) with buy-ins ranging from $0.27 up to $540. Take a look at the table below for a small overview of some the tournaments which are running every week:


      Tournaments
      BuyIn
      Weekly on
      BIG10 - $2,500 GTD$11Sunday - 23:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $2,000 GTD$11Sunday - 19:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $4,000 GTD 6max KO$27Sunday - 22:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $12,500 GTD$30Sunday - 0:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $4,000 GTD$54Saturday - 23:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $5,000 GTD$55Sunday - 21:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $25,000 GTD$109Sunday - 2:00 (CET)
      $15,000 GTD - Turbo Mega Stack$109Sunday - 22:00 (CET)
      BIG10 - $10,000 GTD$109Saturday - 0:00 (CET)
      $50,000 GTD$215Sunday - 1:00 (CET)
      Sunday Special - $115,000 GTD$215Sunday - 21:00 (CET)
      $20,000 GTD - High Roller$530Sunday - 0:00 (CET)



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      Skin10 %Rake Races
      We10 €100 Tokens On Deposit
      We5 %PokerMarket Monthly Tokens
      First Deposit Period69%
      Lifetime Period47%


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    • Facts for SNG Players

      During european peak times you can find games at all stakes and really soft competition, with many recreational players.


      Available formats
      • Headsup
      • 6max
      • 9max
      • 8max (Double or Nothing)


      Available blind speeds


      Details about stakes and blind increases


      6max
      8max
      (only Double or Nothing)
      9max
      SuperTurbo
      2min
      2min
      2min
      --
      Turbo
      4min
      4min
      --
      4min
      Normal
      6min
      8min
      --
      8min
      Stakes
      $1,00 - $1.000$0,10 - $200
      $0,40 - $20
      $0,40 - $20



      Facts for MTT Players
      888 has one of the softest player pools on the market and MTT players can profit the most from that. You will find recreational players en masse at all tournaments that are running and additionally 888 increased the prize pool for almost all of the major guaranteed tournaments lately. The following table shows some of the major MTTs running every week.


      Tournaments
      BuyIn
      Weekly on
      The $2,500 Mega Micro$3Sunday - 20:30
      The $20,000 Mega Dozen$12Sunday - 20:00
      $25,000 Friday Challenge$35Friday - 21:35
      The $15,000 Saturday R&A$55Friday - 18:40
      The $35,000 Sunday Breeze$55Sunday - 16:45
      $20,000 Saturday Challenge$55Saturday - 21:35
      $100,000 Sunday Challenge [1 Rebuy]$90Sunday - 21:35
      The $7,500 Late Night Crocodile$160Sunday - 2:00
      The $70,000 Sunday Crocodile$160Sunday - 18:30
      The $5,000 Mega Knockout$209Sunday - 22:15
      The $30,000 Octopus$215Saturday - 17:00
      The $150,000 Mega Deep$215Sunday - 18:30
      The $150,000 WHALE$600Sunday - 20:00



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      First Deposit Period22.5 - 47%
      Lifetime Period12.5 - 37%


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