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The Small ball poker strategy is often credited to poker pro Daniel Negreanu and can be affectively used in the early stages of No Limit Texas Holdem. Premium hands are simply few and far between when large pots are at stake. Tournaments are won by aggressively going after smaller pots. The first thing you’ll notice when you watch a player who uses the small ball approach is that he appears to be in total control of the table, yet at.

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If your opponents are not thinking about how you are playing, then you are going to have limited success.

We’re probably saying something similar but it’s important to be clear. After using some tips I can reread and use more. I will find a.

texas hold em – Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy? – Poker Stack Exchange

Online gambling is regulated in the Isle of Man. The videos are great, when i tried a simular strategy previously people constantly re-raised me, maybe i was playing to many pots, guess you got to get a good fine balance to trick your opponents into thinking what you want.

You have to be an experienced player to be able to profitably employ the small ball playing style. The short version Considering most game dynamics in cash games, I advocate playing slightly larger than small-ball, and don’t overdo the aggression.


Also, flipping the phrase”Big ball poker benefits from players who fold to you with mediocre hands because they do give you credit for holding a strong hand. The idea that you steal small pots dmall often, balances the negative effects of increasing blinds and dwindling stack sizes.

This is a reason why it is important to make small raises and bets instead of large, stronger bets.

That may sound arbitrary, but you’ll soon know what I mean when your opponents won’t let you play a small pot with any high frequency, and are constantly testing your weak bets and small raises with re-raises and all-ins when you inevitably have weak hands. I have used it lately and doubled up my bank roll.

Negreanu is one of my favorite players.

Up your game with free cardschat membership. And the more hands that your opponent thinks you could potentially be holding, the higher the chances are that they might pay you dmall. I actually bought Daniels new book last week and am almost done reading it. Small ball poker benefits from players who call you down with mediocre hands because negrreanu do not give you credit for holding a strong hand.

Videos I’ve never watched a single video for training.

How to Play Small-ball Poker

September 20th,8: What works for Daniel is not going to work for everyone. Although we are raising with less than premium hands, it does not necessarily mean that are trying to take down the blinds alone on every hand.


August 3rd,4: Your second question suggests an assumption you might wish to reconsider.

Post as a guest Name. In most places I’ve played, the rake is capped. I’m not comparing them in terms of other pots.

Small Ball Poker

Since you can reload in cash game playing pure small ball is not optimal as it is designed to protect your chips. Please log in to like this post.

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Like the idea of getting coached by Daniel Negreanu? August 25th, 4: I would argue that the Negreanues are so rare that confusing them is not worth focusing on unless you play against them regularly. Finally, there is still that possibility of hitting your flush too. I believe is Bells Palsy. September 19th,2: Read on and find out… Defence is the best offence In general, small-ball poker is a style of play for tournament poker that allows you to protect your stack at all times while continually looking for ways to win pots from your opponents with the minimum of risk.