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.

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 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