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Brandon Fayant

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Sorry it's taken me so long to check back here guys! my notifications aren't working so didn't realize I had so much interest. emails have been sent to all that have posted. And to anyone new coming by this thread I would like to mention that I have started streaming some of my SnG sessions over at for anyone that wants to come check it out

Feb. 19, 2016 | 10:03 p.m.

contacted everyone!

Jan. 6, 2016 | 5:46 a.m.

Post | Brandon Fayant posted in Other: Free SnG Coaching

Hey guys I have an offer to anyone interested... free coaching!

I am an affiliate for multiple sites in the US and anyone who signs up using one of my links I would be more than happy to give them free coaching for games on that site.

I have had much success over the years in the hyper turbo and double or nothing format and am currently working on improving my game in the jackpot/spins area.

Please comment here or PM me if you are interested.

(sorry if this thread breaks any rules, I have not been on this site in a while and am unsure of current standings)

Nov. 16, 2015 | 12:07 a.m.

all of the places i play at add house money into the tournaments which basically cancels out what they take in rake so beating the rake is not the problem. it is just playing enough games to try and cancel out the variance.

Feb. 24, 2013 | 7:16 p.m.

Comment | Brandon Fayant commented on ICM
Wouldnt proper use of icm make super turbos profitable? you make it sound like you are losing because of it

Feb. 3, 2013 | 7:41 p.m.

Comment | Brandon Fayant commented on HU hyper sng's
i think its okay to shove 22-99 on the button when your about 15bb deep but i also play atc from the button when i am 30bb deep. havnt really done the math on it but it seems to be working decently.

Jan. 11, 2013 | 10:25 p.m.

Comment | Brandon Fayant commented on HU hyper sng's
On a different note, what do you guys think is the best strategy for playing 10-15bb stacks. I feel like min raises puts you in a tricky spot against someone who will jam on your a lot but I also think that just shoving with almost any two might also be to risky when your not under 10bb

Jan. 9, 2013 | 11:49 p.m.

I just started playing a few live tournaments that average 2-4 tables and would say that these games are very very soft. if you have any idea of how to play 10bb stacks or smaller you have a big advantage on these players. I would say that if you play just 100 games in a year you should be able to show a decent profit

Jan. 8, 2013 | 11:10 p.m.

I should have added with my comment that I also agree that pre flop this should just be a jam or fold spot and that calling with small pp out of position in a 3b pot is almost never a good play

Jan. 8, 2013 | 11:01 p.m.

Comment | Brandon Fayant commented on Bottom Range.
Well it really depends on for how many big blinds you would be calling off for. if your calling off 2-3 bigs than almost any 2 cards are fine. if your calling like 10 bbs than you would want something like AQ+ and 88+ but you also have to consider where they are pushing from and how aggressive or tight they are

Jan. 6, 2013 | 8:33 a.m.

Chris what is your screen name on merge? Im sure Ive seen you at the tables at some point. yeah I think the hardest part for me is correctly adjusting to the different ranges that people will play when its on or near the bubble.

Jan. 3, 2013 | 4:52 a.m.

yeah I used to play a lot of the regular sytle SNGs but I have been playing mostly double ups because I like to 10-12 table and these start up way faster than the other games. On merge for double ups the break even point is a 55% win rate currently I am at 57% showing a small profit and making most of my money off of rake back. If anyone knows of a good place to read up on strategy strictly for double ups I would greatly appreciate it.

Jan. 3, 2013 | 4:47 a.m.

The button is going to bet almost any flop and your going to have to fold your hand most the time which is why i dont like the limp.

Dec. 23, 2012 | 6:01 p.m.

Well I like the raise on the flop to see exactly where you stand but you could have gone with a bit of a smaller raise because if he jams you are almost always going to be behind, unless villain is crazy and even then hes got 2 overs. I think 520 would probably get the same results as your 660

Dec. 23, 2012 | 5:54 p.m.

I agree that there are not many regs when you are playing low limits and you will have to adjust accordingly to their different play styles. Because they are all playing so tight when blinds get big it is okay to be shoving very wide when you have 10bbs or less. the higher the stakes you go up the more regs you will see and have to continue to just your ranges for your different opponents. Moving from stakes by just a few $ will lower your ROI by a few % but nothing crazy should happen. If you are doing well then try to take a shot at bigger games.

Dec. 15, 2012 | 6:58 p.m.

I have withdrawn a few times and everything went well. It took like 4 weeks to get my check but there were no problems. There is some value playing on the site but it is definitely smaller than being able to play on other sites like Poker Stars. I agree with you though that more SNG content would be great.

Dec. 14, 2012 | 9:37 p.m.

I am currently playing on Merge and am "happy" with them. Their player numbers are no where near what is possible on Poker Stars but there is still plenty of poker to be played. I am not extremely comfortable with holding a decent amount of money on the site though so I just play micros until stars is able to return. But until then, it is for sure worth it to try it out.

Dec. 14, 2012 | 9:34 a.m.

I agree with Sam that it is almost never a good idea to fold kings pre unless your opponent has a 3bet of 0-1% through hundreds of hands basically telling you they only do it with aces. other wise against any other player its an obvious move to get it in because most ranges easily include JJ+ AK for tight players and can get way looser depending on player type and stack sizes. yeah it sucks when they do wake up with aces but this is a +EV play.

Dec. 14, 2012 | 9:23 a.m.

This site seems to be going well so I thought I would help start up the SNG section because that is what I normally play. I am in the US so stuck on Merge but have made about $1200 over the past year playing $2-$5 SNGs and would be interested in discussing basically anything if people are interested. Basic strategy, pushing/folding, tricky spots, regs, or whatever. I also made a post for 10 man double ups so feel free to post in either section if you're interested.

Dec. 14, 2012 | 8:49 a.m.

Post | Brandon Fayant posted in Other: 10 Man Double Ups
I have been playing SNGs for about 2 years now but because I live in the US i am limited to playing on merge. I used to play a lot of regular format SNGs where top 3 pay but on merge it is hard to get a decent amount of games running ( I like to play 8-12 tables) and because the double ups start much faster I have decided to try and play those instead of regular. I was a winning player at 9 and the double ups seem to be going well so far with an ROI of about 4% playing $2 and $3 through about 500 games. Obviously this could be better but I am happy with the way it has been going. I playing these in early November and look to be playing $5 by January and $10 by spring time. Anyone interested in talking strategy or have any thoughts or questions feel free to post away! Thanks.

Dec. 14, 2012 | 8:42 a.m.

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