15 Proven Ways to Beat Micro Stakes Poker in 2024

How to beat micro stakes poker

People ask me all the time how to beat the micro stakes poker games. And honestly, while the games have gotten a bit more difficult in the past 5-10 years, it still doesn't require a rocket science degree to beat them.

Micro Stakes Poker Definition: The "micro stakes" by the way typically refers to NL2 to NL50 cash games online. These are the 1c/2c blind cash games on through to the 25c/50c blind cash games. If you play tournaments, micro stakes poker tournaments typically refers to the $1 through $20 buy-in games online.

These games are still full of complete beginners who make large fundamental mistakes. This is why any high stakes pro could easily crush these games.

But for a wide variety of reasons, many people still struggle to crush these micro limit games consistently. 

So in this article I am going to give you the 15 best strategies to beat the micro stakes poker games.

1. Ditch the Fancy Play Syndrome

The #1 reason why people do not beat the micro stakes is because they try to get too fancy. In other words, they do not stick to the fundamentals.

Having coached over 100 people at these micro limit games in the past, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that besides tilt, fancy play syndrome (FPS) is the reason why so many people never beat these low limit games.

You see, here's the thing about the micro stakes.

You are typically battling a bunch of players who are fairly new to the game. Also, with online poker many of them are multi-tabling.

This means that many of them are playing their hands rather robotically and thinking about the game on a very, very basic level. So your 10th level Daniel Negreanu thinking check raise on the river with bottom pair is not going to work against them.

In fact, they will just call you down and then you will end up getting frustrated that your fancy play didn't work on them.

But this is actually your fault for not recognizing that your super tricky advanced plays don't work against bottom feeding amateurs in extremely low stakes games.

This also goes for playing a bunch of bad poker hands by the way.

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The best way to beat the micro stakes is just to play the most basic, straightforward fundamental strategy, which is tight and aggressive (TAG).

This is the proven, tried and tested way for massive success at these stakes. And this is also how I made over $44,341 playing these limits.

2. Take Them to Value Town

The next tip I have for you to beat the micro stakes poker games is to take them to value town all day and twice on Sunday.

Now what do I actually mean by this?

I mean that one of the biggest keys to beating the micro stakes is betting frequently and strong anytime you have what is likely to be the best hand.

For example:

Say you raised preflop in a 6max Zoom NL5 game with KJ and a typical regular player calls.

The board runout is:


In many cases here I am just going to be betting all three streets against them (flop, turn and river).

And the reason why is because players at the micro stakes often will find reasons to call you, even when it is so obvious to any higher level thinking player that they are beat.

In fact, making bad calls is the most common trait of many micro stakes poker players. This is why you need to make sure you are taking them to Value Town every single time.

This is another reason why I highly suggest using a good poker HUD especially if you play online. You need to know who the calling stations are right away.

3. Don't Pay Off the Nits

Building off of that last point, something that you absolutely have to start learning at the micro stakes is how to fold when you are beat.

And the easiest players to make the big fold against are nits. The reason why is because nits are very tight players who often only make a big raise when they have the goods (i.e. the best hand).

So in other words, nit aren't bluffing very often. They will also be one of your most common opponents at the micro stakes.

For further reference, see my all article in the 6 main micro stakes player types right here.

So for example:

Say you raise preflop in a NL2 6max Zoom game with AA and a nit calls you.

The flop comes:


You make a continuation bet.

The nit calls you.

The turn comes:


You make another continuation bet.

The nit raises.

What should you do?

As difficult as it might be for many poker beginners, this is a spot where you should be folding your pocket aces versus a tight player who doesn't bluff very often.

One of the absolute best ways to beat the micro stakes is to learn how to start making the right folds versus these kinds of players.

This will immediately separate you from everybody else who continues to pay off these nits even when it is so unbelievably obvious  to any experienced player that they have a big hand.

For much more about what a poker "nit" is, and how to quickly identify them at the poker tables, check out my ultimate guide for how to crush the nits.

4. Always Know Where The Mark Is

The mark, the fish, the whale.

These are all common terms in poker to describe the really bad players who you will make most of your profit against in poker.

By the way, if these players get lucky against you too often, I made this video to give you tips on how to deal with them better.

While the micro stakes still have plenty of bad players these days, the games have tightened up over the years and it is not uncommon to find tables that only have one big fish, or sometimes none at all.

So this is why it is extremely important that you are always able to spot the mark at the table. As I have discussed many times before, these are the players with a 40%+ VPIP if you use a HUD.

If you aren't using a HUD, then these are the players who are playing way too many hands preflop, often from out of position and often by limping into the pot.

You should always be able to spot the fish at the table at a moment's notice. If you consistently have one of these players at your table, then you will have no problem beating the micro stakes games.

By the way, if these fishy players seem to consistently get lucky against you, watch this video I made for tips on how to deal with that.

5. Keep the Fish and Aggressive Players on Your Right, Nits on Your Left

Another important tip for beating the micro stakes is choosing the right poker seat at the table. Basically, you want to keep both the fish and the aggressive players on your right.

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The reason why this is so important is because you are able to isolate the bad players, make value bets and bluffs so much more effectively when you have direct position on them.

And with the aggressive regular poker players, this is arguably even more important. Because there is nothing worse than having an aggressive guy raising you every hand directly on your left.

You will encounter two types of aggressive regulars at the micro stakes:
  • TAG - Tight and aggressive
  • LAG - Loose and aggressive

Always remember that poker is not an ego contest. There is no point in fighting an uphill battle versus a good aggressive player who has the seat directly to your left.

Do yourself a  favour and just leave the table instead. Because the great thing about the micro stakes is that there are often dozens of other tables to choose from.

By the way, you might be asking, then what players should you have on your left? That's easy, the nits. This is because they play tight and they typically aren't super aggressive either.

So I have no problem allowing them to have direct position on me. The fish and the aggressive players though, I want to always have position on them.

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6. Bluff the Weak Players on the Turn and River

Many people will tell you that you should never bluff at the micro stakes. This used to be good advice. And it still is for the most part.

But as the micro stakes games have tightened up over the years, this has created more opportunity for bluffing against the weak tight regulars like the nits that I discussed already.

These players are prime targets to run bluffs against because the one thing that they absolutely hate to do is put large amounts of money in the pot without the nuts or the best hand possible.

We don't call them "nits" for nothing after all!

So for example:

You raise pocket 44 preflop in a NL25 6-max Zoom game and a nit calls you.

The flop comes:


You make a standard continuation bet and the nit calls you

The turn comes:


What should you do??

This is a spot where you want to continue betting (bluffing), because a weak player like this is going to be scared of that ace. And therefore, they will often be willing to fold now with:
  • JJ
  • TT
  • 99
  • 8x
Getting weak tight players to fold better hands is a big part of learning how to beat the micro stakes. In fact, getting people to fold better hands is a big key to success at any limits and against any player types.

Make sure that you understand and recognize how to use scare cards like this ace against them on the turn or river.

Check out my popular when to bet the turn again "cheat sheet" article for much more on this.

7. 3-Bet Bluff More Often Preflop

Another way that you can steal more pots against the weaker players at the micro stakes is a re-raise them preflop a lot more often. This is also called a 3-bet.

Basically what you want to do is pick speculative hands like:
  • A9
  • JT
And re-raise the weak tight players when they raise from late position (cutoff or button) especially. Why do you want to re-raise them specifically from these two seats?

Because they are often on a wide range from these seats and simply trying to steal the blinds. So you can just re-raise them with a whole host of speculative hands and often take it down preflop, or on the flop with a continuation bet.

It is a good idea to check your HUD before attempting this play. I am looking for the players with a Fold to 3-Bet% of 80% or higher.

There are some players out there that do not fold to 3-Bets. They will have a Fold to 3-Bet% of 50% or lower.

You don't want to be 3-betting these players like. Pick the easy targets instead who love to fold too much.

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8. Set-Mine the Fish

One of the absolute biggest keys to beating the micro stakes is getting the maximum value out of your sets.

A "set" in poker by the way is when you have a hand like pocket 55 and the flop comes:


This is an extremely deceptive and powerful hand that will be the bread and butter of your success at these stakes.

And the reason why is because, as mentioned, many players at the micro stakes have trouble folding especially when they have an overpair to the board or they hit top pair.

So this is why you want to make sure you get involved with all your small and middle pocket pairs as often as possible, especially when there is a fish in the pot (or there is one left to act).

These are hands like 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99 etc.

The reason why is because these players are often incapable of folding anything! Therefore, if you can get lucky enough to hit your set on the flop, you stand to win a massive pot.

The other great thing about recreational players is that they also love to slowplay their big hands.

So, in some cases they will give you a free card or really cheap opportunity to see the turn and spike your set and win a big pot against them.

Never underestimate how badly the recreational players will play. Try to get involved in as many pots as possible against them. Especially if you have a small or middle pocket pair.

9. Do Not Slowplay

And this leads me right into another huge key to beating the micro stakes. Do not slowplay. And I am not even kidding here. You should almost never be slowplaying at the micro stakes.

Slowplay definition:

Slowplaying in poker is when you have a big hand like top pair, an overpair or two pair and you just check in order to disguise the strength of your hand and induce action.

Now, if you watch a lot of high stakes poker on TV or YouTube, then you will see lots of world class professionals like Daniel Negreanu using this strategy.

And that is because it does work well sometimes in the games that they play in. However, it very rarely works well at the micro stakes.

This is because most players at the micro stakes love to call and they also play very passively as well. So this means that when you check to get "tricky" with your big hand, they will often just check behind.

This is a disaster when you have a big hand. And that is because big hands come around so rarely in poker. It is extremely important that you get paid off with them.

So the key to beating the micro stakes is to make fastplay the new slowplay. Any time you have a big hand, you need to be betting frequently and strong.

The only time you should be slowplaying at the micro stakes is if you truly have the board absolutely crushed with something like quads (four of a kind) or better.

10. Massive Overbet on Action River Cards

As I revealed in Crushing the Microstakes, one of the absolute biggest keys to beating the micro stakes for me has been using a massive overbet strategy with the nuts on river action cards.

This works especially well by the way versus the bad poker players, fish, marks that we already talked about before.

Now, what do I mean by this? Well, let me just give you an example.

You raise preflop with 77 in a NL10 9-max game and a fish calls you.

The flop comes:


You make a continuation bet

The fish calls

The turn comes:


You bet again

The fish calls

The river comes:


You should pause for a few moments and then shove ALL-IN.

So in this hand we raise preflop with pocket 7's. Totally normal of course and a fish calls us.

Now, when we flop top set we want to continue betting literally 100% of the time. Because of course, as we just discussed, we don't want to EVER be slowplaying at the micro stakes.

Same thing on the turn. When we catch a full house we want to continue betting to get value here because of course bad players do not fold. They will always find a reason to call.

Now, when the river comes with the 3 this is exactly what I mean by an action river card. This card not only completes the flush but it also completes an obvious straight draw as well.

Any hand with a 6 in it, now has a straight on the river. And the best part of all? We beat all of these hands with our full house!

But here's there thing:

Fish don't fold straights or flushes. They just don't do it. You can go ahead and bet their first child's college education fund, and believe me, they are calling.

So why would you ever want to bet a normal amount here on this crazy action river card? You literally have a blank cheque here versus a bad player who is absolutely NOT folding for any amount.

I have made an absolute fortune in these spots over the years at the micro stakes by simply going all-in. In the NL2 video series I released I actually stacked the same guy several times with this strategy.

If I had of bet a normal amount against him, I would have won a lot less money off him.

Don't make a small bet in these situations like everybody else does. There is a reason why most of them do not win big at poker.

Instead, recognize when an action river card comes versus a bad player, and make them pay the absolute maximum price, every single time.

11. Do Your Homework Away From the Tables

A lot of people just sit down to play poker, hope they win, and that is that. And this is a fine strategy for amateurs. After all, they just play poker as a hobby.

They don't make a side income from poker. And they certainly have no intentions of ever making a full time income from it either.

But poker pros and semi-pros know better. They know that in order to stay on top, the job isn't finished when they stop playing poker for the day.

So after their session is over they will be reviewing their biggest hands in a program like PokerTracker. This includes studying all your medium to large sized losing pots to find out what went wrong.

Micro stakes poker strategy

I also like to study all the best players in my games (again in PokerTracker) not only to find the best ways to beat them, but also to find out what they might be doing better than me!

Serious poker players will also be working on their game away from the tables by learning the advanced poker strategy that the very best players are using in today's games to beat the micro stakes.

If your goal is to be the best poker player that you can possibly be, and move up to the highest stakes to challenge the best in the world, then it starts by putting in that extra work away from the poker tables that most amateurs aren't willing to put in.

11. Understand the Critical Importance of Position

A huge mistake that many beginner players make that prevents them from beating the micro stakes poker games is failing to understand the importance of position.

They say that location is everything in real estate. Well, position is everything in poker.

You are going to make the vast majority of your profits when you are on the button or in the cutoff which is the seat directly to the right of the button.

The reason why these two seats in particular are so valuable is because you will almost always get to act last on the flop, turn and river.

Here, for example is a video where I analyze a hand showing you exactly how to use position to crush a loose and aggressive (LAG) player:

Having position in poker vitally important because it allows you to see what they do first and then decide. This allows you to get in so many more value bets, bluffs and even just fold when it is obvious that you are beat.

Do not neglect the importance of your position at the poker tables anymore if you want to beat micro stakes poker games. You should be playing the majority of your hands when you are in position (IP).

And therefore, you should tighten up your range and play less hands when you are out of position (OOP).

As I always say, you can just go into your PokerTracker database and see the cold hard evidence for yourself.

Filter your winnings by position in PokerTracker and you will probably be shocked at just how much more profit you are making when you are IP as opposed to OOP.

12. Keep Yourself Out of Complex Situations

The next critical key to beating the micro stakes poker games is keeping yourself out of complex situations. This is a mistake that I see people making over and over again.

And by complex situations what I am referring to are bloated pots where you have a marginal hand like middle pair and you have no idea where you are at.

Sound familiar?

Now, the biggest reason why people get involved in so many unnecessary complex situations is because they play too many hands out of position.

This is especially the case when they play a lot of "trap" hands OOP like:
  • KJ
  • QJ
  • AT
Because these hands can be easily dominated.

But if you follow the advice I just gave you in point #11 above and stop playing so many weak hands when you are OOP, then you will immediately eliminate a huge amount of complex situations.

The key to beating the micro stakes poker games is keeping things as simple as possible. You need to be keeping yourself out of unnecessarily complicated situations as much as possible.

13. Don't Get Sucked Into Pointless Reg Wars

Ok, so you are probably asking yourself what the heck is a "reg war"?

Well a reg in poker is slang for regular. Or in other words the type of player that you see every day at the tables.

This is usually a decent to good player who takes the game seriously. In other words, they are not a fish. They are playing to win. They may even study the game like you do.

Now what a lot of people do these days is get into pointless battles with players like this at the tables trying to outwit and out bluff each other.

It is basically like an ego war between grown men (or women) that solves absolutely nothing. In fact you both lose.


Because the only thing that you should be focusing on at the poker tables (as I already mentioned above in point #4), is the fish! Otherwise known as the recreational players (recs).

The recs are the players that you are going to make the vast majority of your profit against. Versus the regs on the other hand, you will probably just be break even against, maybe a very small winner.

This is why there is absolutely no point in getting into ego driven reg wars with them.

Because even if you "win" the little squabble, you still lose in the end, because somebody like me is in their getting the fish's money before either of you do!

And since most regs don't make many major fundamental mistakes, you likely didn't win much by showing up that other reg anyways.

Always focus on what matters at the poker tables, the fish, the recs. You can't exactly avoid confrontations with the other regs, but you can avoid getting into pointless prolonged ego driven battles with them.

14. Use Proper Bankroll Management

One of the biggest reasons why some people do not beat micro stakes poker games is because they fail to use proper bankroll management.

Your bankroll in poker by the way is the entire amount of funds that you have available to play poker.

In my opinion you should have 30 buy-ins for any cash game that you are playing and 100 buy-ins for tournaments.

This is the bare minimum by the way, more is always better. So what is a buy-in you might be asking?

A buy-in in a poker cash game is the maximum amount that you are able to bring to the table. This is usually 100 big blinds in most online cash games.

So for example, say you are playing NL10 online. The blinds are 5c/10c and the maximum buy-in is $10. So 30 buy-ins for this game would be $300.

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In other words, I would suggest having a bare minimum of $300 in your bankroll before you play this game. Here is my ultimate guide to NL10 poker strategy by the way.

Now for tournaments, it is a bit different because you don't bring any money to the table, you just pay a buy-in to get your chips.

However, the same principles apply. If you are playing a $10 poker tournament, then I would suggest having 100 buy-ins in your bankroll which is $1000.

Now you are probably asking yourself at this point, but Nathan, why on earth do I need so much money in my bankroll in order to play these low stakes games?

Good question.

The answer is that the variance in these games is probably much, much higher than you think it is. "Variance" in poker by the way is the technical term that we use for the routine ups and downs that you will face.

It is not uncommon to lose in cash games for weeks on end. And it is not uncommon to lose for months on end in tournaments.

And I am talking about for good players here!

There is a ton of short term luck in poker and this is why you need to use proper bankroll management so that you survive during the downtimes.

Because there are going to be many, many downtimes during your poker career where you absolutely cannot win a hand to save your life.

You need to be ready for this. Good bankroll management is one of the biggest keys to beating the micro stakes poker games.

15. Master the Mental Game

I left the most crucial aspect of your success in poker, and especially the lower stakes, for last.

The most important key to beating the micro stakes is mastering the mental game. Many people are confused when I say this.

But as I said off the top, I have coached over 100 students at the micro stakes in the past and so I have gotten to see first hand what holds people back the most from winning.

The #1 reason why most people do not beat the micro stakes is tilt. And honestly, it isn't even close.

One of the biggest distinguishing factors between micro stakes poker players, mid stakes player and high stakes players is how they react to adversity.

And by "adversity" I am referring to bad beats, coolers or suckouts, whatever you want to call them.

Poker is a game with a massive amount of short term luck involved and most people honestly, just aren't able to handle it.

This is why it is extremely important that you begin focusing heavily on your mental game if you want to beat the micro stakes.

The very first thing that I always suggest for poker beginners especially is to have a crystal clear quitting strategy. This is also often called a "stop loss."

I recommend using a stop loss of 3 buy-ins for beginners.

So this means that if you lose 3 buy-ins at the poker tables (a buy-in is 100 big blinds, so 3 of them is 300 big blinds), then you must quit immediately and stop playing poker for the day.

The #1 reason why most people fail to win at poker is because on the days when they are getting smacked hard by short term bad luck, they play as much as possible to try and win it all back.

And on the days when they are hitting every card in the deck, they quit as early as possible in order to "protect their winnings."

This is the ultimate facepalm. Talk about doing it completely backwards!

What you should be doing instead is the exact opposite of this. Play as little as possible on the days when you are running terrible and as much as possible on the days when you are running lights out.

Makes sense right?

Look, start with this:

From now on, if you lose 3 buy-ins, then you quit for the day no matter what. It doesn't matter what excuses you have, how pissed off you are etc.

You remove yourself from the poker tables immediately. Period and end of story.

This will immediately stop you from playing countless hands of poker when you are frustrated, not thinking clearly and likely on tilt just giving your money away.

This is when most people suffer massive losses because clear headed poker professionals like me are sitting there just waiting for you to get emotional and dust off another stack to us.

The #1 thing that you can start doing right now to beat the micro stakes is to stop playing when your mental game is off. You should only be playing your "A-game" at the tables. Maybe B-game at worst.

One of the biggest reasons why I have been able to survive as a professional poker player for over 10 years now, is because you don't get to play against me when I am on tilt, playing my C-game or worse.

Because I have already quit for the day.

But most amateurs continue to keep playing in a vain attempt to win it all back, even when they are so obviously on tilt and playing terribly.

This right here is the difference between a professional and an amateur.

This is the single most important piece of poker "strategy" advice that I can ever give you. Stop playing poker when you are on tilt.

You can thank me later when you are counting all of your winnings.

Bonus #1 - Should You Invest in Micro Stakes Poker Training?

Before I finish up here let me answer a few bonus questions that I get asked about beating the micro stakes all the time.

First up, do you need to study any advanced micro stakes poker training in order to beat these limits?

Well, I think most people could probably learn to beat the micro stakes by just consistently applying all the basic ideas outlined in this article.

However, it is a good idea to start improving you poker skills and thinking about the game on a deeper level especially once you start moving up the stakes.

I think the new Daniel Negreanu Masterclass and the Phil Ivey Masterclass both do a good job of teaching some semi-advanced concepts for beginner level poker players.

Both of these are also really good if you play live poker a lot, in a casino.

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Bonus #2 - Can You Play the Micro Stakes For a Living?

Now another question I get all the time is can you play the micro stakes for a living. Well, the answer to this question is yes. Lot's of people do it.

But I think the better question is should you play the micro stakes for a living. And the answer to that is going to be no for most people.

You see, the problem with the micro stakes is that even if you are the best poker player on earth, it is still pretty hard to make more than a few thousand dollars per month at these stakes, even if you play full time.

Now of course depending on where you live, this might be a lot of money. For example I live in Southeast Asia most of the year where you can even rent a luxury condo for a very low price.

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But in most western countries like the US, Canada, UK, Germany or Australia this is not a very good income. In fact, it would be extremely hard to make it as a micro stakes poker pro.

Also, playing poker professionally is a very stressful and demanding job. And as someone who has done it for 10+ years, I would not recommend it for most people.

I think the vast majority of people should just keep their day job, play the micro stakes for a nice side income and steadily move up the stakes.

And then if you are still winning consistently in the mid stakes games where you can start to make some really significant money, then you can consider playing poker for a living.

Bonus #3 - Do You Need to Use Any Special Software to Beat the Micro Stakes?

The last question I get asked a lot is if you need to use any kind of special software in order to beat the micro stakes.

Now once again this is going to be the same answer as above. Yes, you can beat the micro stakes without using any software at all, but I would recommend it for serious players, because it can only help you get better results.

For example, I highly suggest using a good poker HUD not just for the reads that it gives you at the poker tables, but also for the ability to study your hands, study your opponents and track your results accurately.

I have spent countless hours studying my own hands and the best players in my games in PokerTracker over the years and this is what I attribute a lot of my success to.

Beyond a good poker HUD, I honestly do not think you need to use much software in order to succeed at the micro stakes.

As I have stressed throughout this article, the best micro stakes poker strategy is really just solid tight and aggressive game. This is something that you will learn through experience and trial and error at the poker tables.

For reference though, here is a list of all the poker software I use (or have used at some point), during my 10+ year career as a poker pro.

Final Thoughts

So there you have the 15 best strategies to beat the micro stakes poker games.

First things first, you need to ditch the fancy play syndrome and just focus on value betting your good hands. The biggest key to success at the micro stakes is keeping everything as simple as possible.

Next, you want to avoid paying off the nits, know where the fish are at all times, and focus on your seat selection as well. This means bad players and aggressive players on your right, nits on your left.

You also want to be bluffing the nits both preflop and postflop in the right situations, set mine the fish, avoid slowplaying at all times, and use a massive overbet strategy against the bad players on action river cards.

Furthermore, you always want to be positionally aware at the poker table, keep yourself out of complex situations, avoid getting into pointless reg wars and use proper bankroll management.

Lastly, you need to do your homework away from the poker tables if you want to achieve world class results in this game. This means studying your losing hands as well as the good players in your games.

You want to find out the best ways to beat them. But also, you want to learn what strategies they might be using which are better than yours.

And finally, you need to be working on your mental game above all if you want to beat the micro stakes. The most important piece of advice that I can offer you is to implement a stop loss so that you aren't playing poker when you are on tilt.

If you want to know all of the strategies that I personally use as a 10+ year poker pro to beat the micro stakes, make sure you grab a copy of my free poker cheat sheet.


What poker strategies do you use to beat the micro stakes. Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. very very nice! thank tyou so much !

    1. Thank you, glad this one helped you! :)

  2. Great article, one of your best!

  3. Hi i just want to ask you because i am playing on partypoker what kind of HUD can i use because i think they stoped using the HUD thank you

    1. Hi,

      I wrote an article recently talking about what I think is the best poker HUD.

      As for specific online poker sites, they change their rules regarding HUDs all the time. Most HUDs these days will have a specific page on their website dedicated to where it can be used. If you can't find it, just shoot them an email.

  4. Nits on the left, fish on the right. Gotcha! In the micros you can make a "few thousand dollars a month"?! Are you friggin kidding me?! Have you any idea how much above the minimum wage a few thousand dollars is in Greece? Where do I sign?! :-) Love your blog, Nathan.

    1. I am glad this article helped you George. Thanks for reading!

      I understand that "a few thousand dollars a month" is a lot of money in many countries in this world. I am visiting the Philippines right now. This is much more than the average person makes here.

      However, most of my readers come from wealthy western countries like the USA, Canada and the UK where this isn't really a lot of money :)

  5. One of the best artical I have read.thx

    1. Thanks Monu I am glad you enjoyed this article!

  6. Great article, Nathan. On your "set mining" tip, one of the aspects of your example using a low pair is that most inexperienced players pay no attention to the low end of the deck, and are often almost outraged when they run into someone making low sets or straights. Being willing to play that end of the deck aggressively is a good way to take advantage of the nits in general.

    1. Thanks Morgan! Great point about low cards as well.

  7. I haven't played poker in quite a while- running a business, just started another, married with 2 little girls and a new house. Life, blah blah. But I have to say- I read your emails from time to time, and the content and training you put out is absolutely incredible. Kudos to you for living your dream!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I am always happy to help and hopefully inspire people to follow their dreams whether that is poker or something else.

  8. Thank you for great article. I have 2 thouhgts to discuss.
    1st: You wrote not to involve in 3betting someone who has ft3b 50%(or less). I'd add, that in this case it's profitable to open your 3betting range for value and maybe tighten up your polarized range (ex. replace A3s with AJo).
    2nd - if you have proper bankroll,I have a great achieves with not looking on bankroll for like weak and then check winnings/loosings. I write hands I want to
    go through later on. I don't need that stoploss then, because I can focus on playing every hand and don't get upset by loosings or excited by winnings.
    What do you think?

  9. Thanks for the posting nice article

    But I have a question about 0.25, 0.5 SnG, does it worth to play to increase my poker skills??
    and... Is it still soft? I think It's getting tougher now...

    1. I am glad this article helped you. People have been saying that poker is getting tougher for 15+ years now. Lots of people still win though :)