The Pyrite SNGs

The Pyrite SNGs

Written by abarone

Topics: Poker

The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide with the formula FeS.  This mineral’s metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname fool’s gold because of its superficial resemblance to gold. — Wikipedia



Before the Golden SNG promotion began, I wrote that I hoped to bink one in every 200 games.  And after the first day where I hit three (in 350 games), I thought I might be able to best that 0.5% prediction.  Not so.  Over the next ~2200 games, I found myself in only one Golden SNG, which means I ended the week with 0.0016% of my tournaments turning to gold.   Based on that alone (and perhaps the title of this post), you might think I hated this promotion.

Nope.  Loved it.

Even though I obviously wish I would have played more golden games, the promotion still ended up being very lucrative.  I won $200 from the goldens alone, and the allure of them lead to increased traffic.  Some of that traffic was in the form of extra regulars, but a lot of fishier players chose to register for SNGs as well.  At times I found the $15s were as reg infested as $60s/$100s, so I decided to take some shots and the extra volume/higher average buy-in increased my rakeback.  As for the games?


 A little swingy at times, but I’m pleased with the overall results.  It’s a small sample, but when I factor in the rakeback and $200 in golden winnings, my hourly during the promotion was 20% higher than the rest of the month.  Weeeeee.  Hopefully Stars runs this again sometime soon.

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  1. belthazorrrr says:

    but when I factor in the rakeback and $200 in golden winnings, i understand that i should play higher 😉

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