herlis wrote:the only effective strategy that i know is you must be very lucky in order to win and nothing beats luck.
I don't know about that...I play a lot of SnG's, and have had more than a little success at them.
Early on, I will play very conservatively, letting people cut their own throats (it's inevitable), gradually getting more aggressive as they start dropping out.
By no means do I consider myself an expert poker player, but I've finished in the money or won far too many SnG's to attribute any of it to luck. Patience is the name of the game, IMHO.