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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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. Chris Marasti-Georg 3, 2 18 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.

September 26th,7: Chris Ferguson, uses the saying, “only play monster pots when you have a montster hand” or something like that. This is a reason why it is important to make small raises and bets instead of large, stronger bets.

I loike this way of playing a lot and I recomend it, I heard of this through daniel’s first book, not these videos, but I wish I would have seen these videos back then too. Might try it and see how it goes. I do agree with the cringe factor a bit. September 11th,5: If you get in a pot for stacks, it’s unusual without two big hands showing up.

Either you’re doing something too much, or not enough. September 19th, It’s more useful against smarter opponents, but the poker community represents a bell curve of skill. Try to play a wider range, but stick to being aggressive when you have a value-hand. Perhaps a better question would be how quickly can someone using this negfeanu be detected and how easy is it to exploit that knowledge.


Please log in to like this post. Small-ball in my mind negrreanu its place, correctly, in tournament poker. They often play passively too as they have no idea what I am holding.

That is going to depend on WAY too many factors to address in any meaningful way, and even if it were addressed completely, it would change in few months as players learn new strategies smaol incorporate new adjustments.

Both of these statements concern your imageand using it deceptively. Your first question is more interesting and problematic.

Small Ball Poker

October 1st,5: December 13th,6: I c-bet, they fold I win a small pot They RR, I fold I lose tiny bet They call my c-bet and I play the hand from there I find that when they call and I have hit something, I am usually ahead and take the pot. The other aspect of the game is that you can afford to play this way only when the stakes are relatively low for the level of the game in a “small ball” environment.

If you play small ball poker correctly, in the long run the amount you win from opponents when they call you down with sub standard hands should outweigh the amount you lose from making consistent raises and bets without a strong hand. September 14th,4: It is virtually impossible to address the question of how many players could be expected to use this strategy in a tournament. The chances are you will have a weak kicker, and as a general rule these types of pots should never become too big if you are going to win them.

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Save the raises for when you are closer to the button and there are little to no players already in the pot.

I am not saying that the majority of your profit will ever come from small pots in either format save, perhaps, if you are in an ideal situation late in a tournament, with a big stack and a tight table. I’m not much into tourneys anymore so I thought it would be kinda meh.

Small Ball Poker

Playing aggressively negrean exploiting position are part of any winning strategy. You might say that “By winning small pots, I’m setting them up for a big one later, right? If you danuel going to enter a pot by raising with a less than a premium hand, then it is important that the hand you raise with has some kind of potential. KaptajnKold 1 4. Generally a smaller fraction than in cash games. December 30th,8: Thanks for the videos,they maybe helpful have to try implementing.

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That’s not a narrow subject. Raising small amounts from any position at the table with marginal hands in an attempt to recreate the “small ball” style of play is not going to be a successful strategy in my opinion. I find that when they call and I have hit something, I am usually ahead and take the pot.

All the hall ones. Am I hurting my game?