Sit-n-goes are my favorite game structure for on-line poker. Tournament wins feel more rewarding to me than cash games, and I often don't have the time to invest in large multi-table games. I often don't want to invest money in cash games either. The main advantage of any tournament the set dollar amount you can lose.
For those of you looking for the big money and excitement of multi-table tourney's, sit-n-goes are the place to hone your final table skills. However, keep in mind some key differences. The final table of a large tournament will be considerably more aggressive than a sit n go table. This is because every player is already in the money and only focused on the biggest of prizes. Sit-n-goes feature a tighter climate until the bubble pops. Players don't tend to make risky plays until the field is narrowed down to three.
What is my secret of sit-n-go fortune? When you can tell you have a lose table, play tight—as fold almost every hand. No fun, sure, but you will probably make it to the last four without playing a single hand, then you will only need to win one solid pot to place. A couple more, and you take it all. Tight table you say? Then take advantage of the bluffing opportunities and you'll be the chip lead in no time.