About

BlackRain79 winnings at the micros
Vancouver, Canada
Hi, my name is Nathan. You might know me better as "BlackRain79" in the online poker world though. I am not some rich baller high stakes poker player.

I do have millions of hands of experience at the micro stakes though with some of the highest winrates in online poker history.

A bit about me personally. I am in my mid thirties and I am from Vancouver, Canada. I have a degree in history and philosophy from one of Canada's top universities.

Shortly after I graduated I found online poker. By grinding insanely long hours and often playing as many as 30 tables at a time, I became one of the biggest winners ever at the lower limits.

Thankfully I was also making enough money playing poker by this point to say goodbye to my crappy office job forever. That was 10 years ago.

I now spend most of the year living in beautiful Thailand and traveling around the world. I am able to make a living anywhere on earth from my laptop thanks to this silly little card game :)

nathan williams blackrain79
Koh Samui, Thailand




A Brief History of Blackrain79.com

blackrain79 winningsOriginally this blog was started in 2007 as just a personal journal of my trials and tribulations at the micro stakes cash games.

It was a place to track my progress and rant about my downswings in relative obscurity.

But then a few years later a certain infamous website started tracking and publishing the results of all online poker players.

When people saw my results I gained legions of fans (and a few haters too) almost over night. And with that came the real birth of this website.

I decided to turn it into more of a learning resource for newer poker players and those struggling at the lower levels. I have had a lot of success in these games and so it is my way of giving back.


Away From the Felt

BlackRain79 Nathan WilliamsA few years ago I also started to get involved more in the teaching side of the game first by signing on as an instructor at a major training site and then by offering private coaching.

I have gone on to write two of the most popular books in the history of the game for the lower limits, Crushing the Microstakes and Modern Small Stakes.

And brand new: The Micro Stakes Playbook

Lastly, I have been featured in some of the biggest poker publications in the world including pokerlistings.com and pokernews.com where I am also a staff writer now.

Here at blackrain79.com you will find the highest level strategy advice on the internet for small stakes cash games. This is because everything I say is based off of millions of hands of personal experience.

I blog about all topics related to the micro stakes and touch upon my personal life and poker career from time to time as well.

I wish you all the best at the tables and if there is anything that I can help you with, feel free to contact me.

Lastly, if you want to know the strategies that I used to create some of the highest winnings in online poker history at the lower limits, make sure to pick up a copy of my free poker ebook.

BlackRain79 Nathan Williams