I got started playing in 2004 and was successful in highstakes SNGs for about four years. Those were relatively simple games to beat with a basic TAG strategy. Most people who were successful then have either since quit, or become breakeven or losing players. I’m very fortunate not to be in that category. I didn’t escape it by being the best player in the world; we can’t all be Ryan Reiss. I think what’s kept me going is my belief in the three tenets of poker. Tenet 1: Only play games that you can beat. This may sound obvious, but many players grind games every day they are not beating. See this blog for example. Poker is a game of having an edge versus your opposition. That edge must be enough to overcome the rake. There are few high-stakes SNGs that still go, and most are HUSNG or hypers. If I worked hard enough, maybe I could beat them. I’ll probably never find out. … [Read More...]
Collin Moshman graduated from Caltech in 2003 with a degree in theoretical math prior to becoming a professional online sit 'n go player. He is the author of best-selling poker strategy books Sit 'n Go Strategy,
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em, and The Math of Hold'em. Collin is also the lead SNG coach for Cardrunners and Pokerstrategy. He lives in Mexico with his wife Katie and dog Wilbur, playing on Pokerstars as tfnc314.