SNG Wizard Review
SNG Wizard 2 is a poker tool that will be useful for poker players at the late SNG tournament stages. During these stages, players have no time to sit and wait for the nuts, and instead of it, they should extend their ranges.
Have you ever heard about such a concept as "Push according to Nash"? This app will help you to find out when it is profitable to go all-in with a short stack, and when it is profitable to fold the cards or just call the opponent’s bet. In addition to the range, many other factors are taken into account.
If you are a novice player or just want to try your hand at Sit&Go's, then SNG Wizard will quickly turn you into a winning player at low limits. If you are a more skilled player, then the program will help you find and eliminate expensive mistakes that you may not even notice.
To calculate pot odds and hand equity in regular tournaments, use the poker odds calculator that works online as well.
SNG Wizard Calculation Algorithm
SNG Wizard uses several models for decision-making: Independent Chip Model (ICM) and Future Game Simulation (FGS). The first one determines a player’s chance of winning based on the player’s stack ratio to the overall remaining players’ stack. The second model is based on the first one but a lot of other important factors are taken into account here:
- Statistics on your opponents.
- Your hand, board.
- Analysis of all hands you've played in the tournament.
- Your and your opponent's stack size; ratio of the stack to the blinds.
- Prize pool distribution.
- Players' positions at the table.
- Remaining players’ quantity.
- Your opponents’ perceived hands ranges.
- Other important factors.
The SNG Wizard downloads automatically Hands History from the poker clients or Holdem Manager 3 and analyzes all necessary information according to ICM (see the “Poker terms dictionary”). The program displays information in the form of tables and diagrams. The calculation is carried out in the split second.
With regular use of the program, your decision-making time will be much reduced. You will be able to play more tournaments simultaneously.
How to Use the Program
We prepared for you a short SNG Wizard tutorial to ease the process of work with it.
Open the "Tournaments" tab to see the downloaded tournaments you have played.
When you select any tournament, the Game View window will open with all hands played according to the ICM (push/fold) strategy. The program displays your decisions and shows whether you made correct actions or not. If the hand is controversial, you will see a yellow warning sign opposite it.
Click on the hand and a new window will open in from of you (Current Hand tab):
The equity from push/fold will be displayed as Suggested Action (shown in the picture above). It tells what particular action will be profitable in a specific situation. The range of hands that you can use to shove is indicated under the Suggested Action.
You have the possibility to change the hand ranges for every opponent:
Also, it's possible to set the playing style for each of your opponents:
In addition, you will be able to change your opponent's stack in order to see how the push/fold equity will change.
Quiz Trainer Feature
This powerful instrument will help you improve your decision-making. The program simulates a lot of situations and offers you to choose one of the two options in every situation (Quizess tab). Thus, you can hone your skills and will be able to make decisions independently later on.
Devote several minutes per day to the training and your play level will increase significantly.
SNG Wizard Pricing
The program will cost you $99 (lifetime license). It may seem a pretty big amount for beginners whose bankrolls are small, but the money invested in this software will be well spent. Besides, you receive a lifetime license with the possibility to update it from official servers free of charge.
We invite you to download SNG Wizard 2 for free and test a wide range of functions during a trial period. The trial period is 30 days. With it, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the program and understand whether it is useful for you or not.
Additional Information on the App
This is the only poker tool that includes possible overcalls during the calculations (other similar programs take into account only variants when your push is called by one opponent).
SNG Wizard 2 can be used in the MTT tournaments. In this case, you should create the template with a prize pool payouts structure and set the tournament’s conditions. The instruction is in the program help. Furthermore, you should tick the box in front of “Chip E.V.” to the final table, and at the final table stage, you should turn on ICM.
Also SNG Wizard 2 has a new equity model developed by Ben Roberts. It can be used as an alternative to usual ICM calculations.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- User-friendly interface.
- It is packed full of useful features to drastically improve your skills.
- Teaches players to show a nearly perfect SnG game.
- Quiz mode allows you to practice (and improve) your decision making at the table.
- The tool is useful for both novice and advanced players.
- A 30-day free trial that gives you a chance to test the software before making a decision to purchase.
- Prohibited to be used along with the open poker client.
- A full range of filters is only available in the HM2 integrated version of Wizard.
Poker Rooms Supported by SNG Wizard 2
The most important quality of a successful player is knowing how to play during the late stage of a tournament. SNG Wizard 2 helps you learn a near-perfect strategy to apply in the later stages of Sit &Go tournaments. With this software, you will be able to make faster and more reliable decisions, which will increase the frequency of your winnings.
The program is prohibited to be used while the poker client is running. Poker sites monitor processes on PC, and if they notice that you are using prohibited software, you can be banned. For example, with SNG Wizard PokerStars can not be used at the same time.
However, you are able to use the program after finishing the game session. Make sure you closed the game client before launching it.
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Available funds will always be used before Restricted Funds (to include Money transferred) and the balance of both will be displayed in your My Account
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Under the terms of this Promotion, eligible players will be entitled to receive £20 worth bonus (granted in USD at equivalent value of USD 25 in accordance with the Exchange Rate as defined in the User Agreement referenced above) that will be given as Tournament Tickets, according to the following allocation: 50 tickets of $0.1buy-in and 20 tickets of $1 buy-in.
Once claimed, Tournament Tickets will be granted in batches as follows:
First batch worth $5 (10 tickets of $0.1buy-in and 4 tickets of $1buy in) will be granted following your fulfilment of point 3 above.
Second batch worth $10 (20 tickets of $0.1buy-in and 8 tickets of $1buy in) will be granted 3 days after the bonus was claimed.
Third batch worth $10 (20 tickets of $0.1buy-in and 8 tickets of $1buy in) will be granted 7 days after the bonus was claimed.
If you don’t use the Tournament Tickets granted under the Promotion within 24 hours of being credited to your account, such Tournament Tickets shall expire and you shall forfeit each of such Tournament Tickets.
A Tournament Ticket possesses a fixed value and may only be used in tournaments that have a buy-in equal to that of the value of the Tournament Ticket. For the avoidance of doubt, Tournament Tickets may not be used as a buy-in for a tournament where the buy-in is less than the value of a Tournament Ticket.
A Tournament Ticket can’t be used by a player to re-buy chips or to add chips to his/her stack during a tournament.
Tournament Tickets may not be: (i) exchanged or converted into cash; (ii) joined together to create a higher value ticket; or (iii) transferred by a player to another player.
For further terms and conditions in relation to the use of Tournament Tickets, please see our Bonus Policy.
100% First Deposit Bonus
Make your first-ever real money deposit using the bonus code ‘STARS600’, and we will give you a 100% bonus up to $600. To claim the full value of the bonus, you can make up to three qualifying deposits in 60 days.
Alternatively, deposit using code ‘THIRTY’ and claim $30 of free play.
How the 100% First Deposit Bonus works
Once you’ve made your deposit, you need to earn redemption points by playing real money games. Unless stated otherwise, you will earn 5 redemption points for every USD $1 you pay in rake or tournament fees (6.5 points per £1, 4 points per CAD $1, or 5.5 points per EUR €1).
Every time you reach 180 redemption points we’ll credit your Stars Account with $10 cash. You have four months after each qualifying deposit to earn all the redemption points needed to release your bonus.
You may only take advantage of one of our first deposit offers, but may be eligible for further deposit bonuses open to existing players. You can view any bonuses you have, alongside information on expiry dates, redemption point requirements and more, under the ‘My Stars’ menu.
Please note that redemption points will not be earned at pot-limit or no-limit tables with blinds of $5/$10 or higher, 8-game tables with stakes of $20/$40 or higher, or other limit games with stakes of $20/$40 or higher.
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The promotion will run from 11:00 on 15 June to 23:59 (CET) on 31 December 2022 (the "Promotional Period"). This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. By taking part in this promotion, you hereby agree to these Specific Promotional Terms and Conditions and to our General Terms and Conditions. In order to participate in this promotion, an Eligible Player (as defined below) must place an Eligible Deposit (as defined below) during the Promotional Period.
be aged 18 or over;
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(an “Eligible Player”)
An Eligible Deposit is a real money deposit that complies with the following requirements:
it is made within the Promotional period;
it is a minimum of $10 USD made in one transaction (split deposits will not qualify).
(an “Eligible Deposit”)
If an Eligible Player makes an Eligible Deposit (as defined above) during the Promotional Period, we shall credit them with a pending bonus equal to 100% of their Eligible Deposit up to a maximum of $600 USD (“the Deposit Bonus”); plus up to $30 USD in tickets. The Deposit Bonus shall be credited to the Eligible Player’s account automatically on a successful Eligible Deposit.
Bonus type: ‘release restricted’: the Deposit Bonus funds are pending and shall be visible in the account section, but shall not be available to play with until the loyalty point requirements (as set out below) are met and the bonus funds are released. The pending Deposit Bonus shall be released to a player in increments of 10% of the Deposit Bonus amount as a player accumulates 10% of the Total Loyalty Points (as defined below). The tickets bonus will be credited up to 6 days as part of the up to $30 USD.
100% up to $600 USD Terms and Conditions
To release the full Deposit Bonus amount the player must accumulate 4x the Deposit Bonus amount in loyalty points (“Total Loyalty Points”). The Total Loyalty Points must be accumulated within 90 days from the date of the Eligible Deposit (the “Time Limit”). Each time the player accumulates 10% of the Total Loyalty Points required, they will receive a 10% increment of the Deposit Bonus.
Player A makes an Eligible Deposit of $20 USD and receives a pending Deposit Bonus of $20 USD. To release the full Deposit Bonus amount ($20 USD), Player A is required to accumulate 4 x $20 USD in loyalty points = 80 (Total Loyalty Points) within 90 days from the date of the Eligible Deposit. As Player A accumulates 10% of the Total Loyalty Points requirement (i.e. 8 loyalty points), 10% of the Deposit Bonus ($2 USD) is released
A player accumulates 1 point for every $1 USD (or currency equivalent) rake on poker. Loyalty points may only be accumulated on poker. The player shall lose any increments of the Deposit Bonus that are not released within the Time Limit. Each increment of the Deposit Bonus that is released shall be credited as cash to the Eligible Player’s account automatically once the player reaches the loyalty point requirement.
Up to $30 USD in tickets Terms and Conditions
When an Eligible Player places an Eligible Deposit on the Website on any day during the Promotional Period, their account will be credited with a bundle of their choice up to $30 USD worth of free play tickets over a six-day period as follows:
Option 1: $10 USD Free Play
Day 1 = 2x $1 USD SPINS tickets + 1x $5.50 USD MTT ticket
Day 2 = 4x $0.25 USD SPINS ticket
Day 4 = 1x $3.30 USD MTT ticket
Day 6 = 4x $0.25 USD SPINS tickets
Option 2: $30 USD Free Play
Day 1 = 1x $5.50 USD MTT ticket
Day 2 = 2x $1 USD SPINS ticket
Day 3 = 1x $5.5 USD MTT ticket
Day 4 = 1x $5 USD SPINS ticket
Day 5 = 3x $2.20 USD MTT tickets
Day 6 = 2x $3 USD SPINS tickets + 1x $3.30 USD MTT ticket.
SPINS & MTT Tickets Terms and Conditions
Tickets awarded as part of this promotion:
will be credited to an Eligible Player’s account automatically each day over a six-day period from the date the Eligible Deposit is made;
will allow entry into SPINS and/or Multi-Table Tournaments. Details will be specified on the tickets themselves, details of which can be found in the “My Tickets” section of the Eligible Player’s Website account;
will expire after 7 days from issue;
cannot be sold or transferred to other players; and
are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
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💡 Where to download SnG Wizard?
Poker software can be downloaded from the official Wizard website. You can use our link at the beginning of the review of this program.
💳 How much does a subscription to SnG Wizard 2 cost?
A subscription to the software will cost about $100 per month.