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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Honestly, I think that small ball strategy is significantly more effective in cash games. Look at where you’re earning your profit from. Chad 1 5 Helps me Thanks for posting these. Furthermore, the usual lack of antes make the pots small relative to negrsanu small ball raise. I find that when they call and I have hit something, I am usually ahead and take the pot.

Small pots are crucial, but they are not the desired outcome like in tournaments. I watched the vid’s and tried it out but it didn’t feel daniep for me Big pots are always going to be more important than small pots.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The answer is negreanj. It is important to remember that you are relying on your opponents to be aware of the way you are playing for small ball poker to be successful.


Definately worth checking out imo.

I’m looking to get into more tournaments at casinos and am trying to learn some of what to expect. And the more hands that your opponent thinks you could potentially be holding, the higher the chances are that they might pay you off.

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If other players at the table are loose and are going to call your bets regardless of what table image you project, then you are better off playing a tight-aggressive style rather than small ball poker. Check out his PokerVT training site. When you bust, that’s it, game over.

That’s because you will “catch” more people with weak hands more often than you will be “caught. Finally, there is still that possibility of hitting your flush too. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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September 11th, negrewnu, 5: Could you add some summary detail about the main few points of this strategy, so others can make a comparison if they haven’t read the book? Apparently, 57 suited is a hand good for flopping full houses. In the linked article we see this From my experience, there are better ways to crush poker than using a small ball strategy in nevreanu cash game.


Small ball poker is going to be most effective in situations where the blinds are small relative to the size of the stacks. Unless you are truly expert, small ball is just an excuse to play loose and weak and likely to be a losing strategy. In tournaments, that can all go down the drain when players are moved to different tables.

They are going to help my game and Daniels one of my favorite players on the tour. Although it’s useful to know who’s scared of losing and who isn’t at any table type, the result is definitive in a tournament.

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Coaching From Chris Moneymaker. I like the strategy. December 29th, I saw these videos and started playing small ball about 2 months bal about how much my game has improved. How many players could you potentially expect in a tournament to also be using this same strategy?

Playing small negreannu poker relies on you being able to play well post flop because you are entering so many pots and allowing other players to do so cheaply. September 1st,3: