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Nathan "BlackRain79" Williams  Poker Pro and Best Selling Poker Author

Hi, thanks for reaching out!

Unfortunately though, I currently receive 200+ emails, private messages, comments and so on every single day.

And since I am just a regular person with a busy life just like you, this often makes it physically impossible for me to give you the detailed answer you deserve.

Also, since I am poker player just like you, answering all these questions takes away from the time that I can spend playing poker, which in turn hurts my income.

Not good!

However, I recently realized that I am actually getting many of the exact same poker questions every single day.

So therefore, I have decided put together this "master list" below of all the most commonly asked poker questions that I receive on a daily basis, so you can quickly find the answer you are looking for.


Do You Coach?


Sorry but I do not accept any new students anymore. I simply do not have the time. There are absolutely no exceptions to this.


Can You Give Me Advice on My Poker Hand or This Poker Situation?


I receive a lot of poker hand and poker strategy questions every day and it is just not possible for me to answer them all.

So I now review poker hands and give poker strategy advice in one place and one place only.

That is: My Private Poker Forum.

This is a free private forum for purchasers of my poker books or poker videos.

You can post your poker hands that are causing you trouble on there and get direct feedback from myself and several other poker pros.

*New* - I also now have a brand new Facebook Poker Group where you can post your hands as well and get advice from myself and several other poker pros.

BlackRain79 Poker Talk Group (Facebook)


How Do I Beat The Micro Stakes?


I get many general poker questions every single day like "how do I beat the micro stakes?" "what's the best strategy to use?" and so on.

This is a very difficult question for me to answer without knowing more information. Also, this isn't something that I can sum up for you in a few sentences.

So this is why I created a free poker guide called "Massive Profit at the Micros."



My free poker guide has now helped over 100,000 people start winning big at the micro stakes.

And that is because it teaches you step by step the exact poker strategies that I have used as a 10+ years small stakes poker pro.

And don't worry this free poker "cheat sheet" is only about 50 pages long.

So it should only take you an hour at the most to read it. And then you take the strategies you learn to the poker tables and start crushing the games yourself.

Oh ya, did I mention that it is free also? Hard to beat that price!

Enter your details below and I will send my free poker "cheat sheet" to your email right now.










I Need More Info On How to Beat the Micro Stakes!


So you read my free poker guide and it wasn't enough? You still need more?

Ok no problem, there is a reason why blackrain79.com is the #1 micro stakes poker website in the world today.

First things first, I would highly recommend checking out my "Start Here" page. This is where you will find a complete list of all my very best articles according to skill level (beginner, novice, pro etc.)

My Start Here Page

You will also find a complete listing of all the best poker training programs that I recommend, once again for all skill levels.


How Do I Find the Fish?


Gotcha covered once again. I have already written the ultimate guide to table selection.


What Poker Tools/Software Do You Use?


Again, I get this question so often that I created an entire article for it. My top recommended poker tools.


Should I Play 6max or Full Ring?


I wrote an article answering all your questions on this. Here it is:

Should You Play 6max or Full Ring?


Should I Play Zoom Poker or Regular Tables?


I also wrote a huge article covering all things Zoom poker (most popular Zoom strategy guide ever written), which you can find here:

The Essential Zoom Poker Strategy Guide


What About Small Stakes Poker Tournaments? What's the Best Strategy to Beat Them?


The most popular article ever written for this is also exclusively on my website:

The Ultimate Guide to Micro Stakes Poker Tournament Strategy


How Much Money Can I Make Playing Poker?


Once again, I already wrote an article on this which provides you with all the numbers you need to know:

How Much Do Poker Players Make?


What is a Good Poker Winrate For NL2, NL5, NL10 and So On?


I have already written an article for this as well with the best winrates for all online poker games:

Good Poker Winrates for Small Stakes


Do You Need to Use a HUD to Win at Online Poker?


Yup, you guessed it, I have the answer for you right here:

Do You Need a HUD to Win at Online Poker?


What is the Best Poker HUD to Use?


The most popular article in the history of my website covers this in massive detail. You can even download my personal custom HUD for free and use it yourself at the poker tables:

Optimal Poker HUD Setup for Small Stakes Games


Can I Use the PokerTracker HUD on This Specific Poker Site?


Online poker sites change their rules concerning poker HUD usage very often. On the PokerTracker website you can find a complete listing of all the poker sites it is compatible with.


What Are the Best Poker HUD Stats?


I wrote an article on this as well:

Here are the Best Poker HUD Stats


What is the Best Poker Site? What is Your Opinion on a Specific Poker Site?


I am sorry but I just teach poker strategy. So I do not recommend poker sites for you to play on nor do I comment on them.

However, I did write a big article discussing everything you should look for when choosing a poker site to play on.

How to Choose the Best Poker Site to Play On


Is This Specific Poker Site Rigged?


People ask me about various poker sites being rigged so often, I wrote a big article for that too.

Is Online Poker Rigged? (Here are the Facts)


How Do I Stop Tilting and Losing My Money?


Read this. It is one of my most popular articles of all time:

15 Mental Tips That Will Double Your Win Rate at the Micros


What Sort of Bankroll Do I Need to Play NL2, NL5, NL10 Etc?


Again, I have you covered.

The Complete Guide to Bankroll Management for Small Stakes Poker


Do You Have Any Poker Videos?


Yes! I have a Poker YouTube channel where I put out brand new micro stakes poker strategy videos every single week.


Make sure you never miss a video. Subscribe right now by clicking here.


How Do I Buy Your Poker Books?


All of my best selling poker books are available exclusively here only on blackrain79.com.

Crushing the Microstakes - NL2, NL4, NL5, 6max, full ring, zoom (low stakes live). Best for new or struggling low stakes players who want to start winning now.

*New* There is now an optional live play video course companion to Crushing the Microstakes. 6+ hours of me playing 6max, Zoom and full ring and explaining all my decisions.

Modern Small Stakes - NL10, NL25, NL50, 6max, full ring, zoom (low/mid stakes live). Best for slightly more advanced players who need help moving up and beating harder games.

The Micro Stakes Playbook NL10, NL25, NL50, 6max, full ring, zoom (low/mid stakes live). Best for aspiring pros or semi-pros who need helping moving up and beating higher stakes.


What Free Bonuses Come With Your Poker Books?


All of my poker books come with 3 extremely popular FREE bonuses:

1. The Starting Hands Cheats Cheats

2. The Ultimate Zoom Poker Strategy Guide

3. Lifetime access to my private poker forum

All of these are included 100% free for all purchasers of my poker strategy books.


I Have a Strategy Question About Something in Your Poker Books


I answer all questions related to my poker books in my:

Private Poker Forum

My private poker forum is free for all purchasers of my poker books and poker videos.

There are sub-forums for every single poker book of mine (as well as the video course), where I personally answer your questions.


Do Your Poker Books Come in Hardcover or Paperback, Do I Ship Them to Iceland?


All of my poker strategy books are in digital format (ebook) only. There is no need to ship anything, and you will get access instantly.

Upon purchase you will receive an immediate email with the download links for the pdf, mobi and epub versions of my poker book (along with the bonus guides as well).

This means that you can read, or print out, my poker book on any computer, laptop, iPad, Kindle, e-reader, tablet, smart phone, or other mobile device.

If you ordered my poker video course as well, you will receive a link to the videos upon purchase. You can either stream the videos or download them and watch them on the go.

***My poker video course is password protected. Please check your email, it has the password!


Do The Strategies in Your Poker Books Work For Zoom?


Yes, all of the strategies in my poker books will work perfectly well in Zoom games as well.

Also, as mentioned above, one of the key bonuses that comes with all of my books is The Ultimate Zoom Poker Strategy Guide.

This free guide teaches you everything you need to know about how to beat Zoom style poker games.


Are The Strategies in Crushing the Microstakes Still Relevant Today?


Crushing the Microstakes is still very relevant to today's games at the lowest limits. There are a few reasons for this.

Firstly, it is the only book ever written to my knowledge that focuses specifically on the very lowest stakes (NL2 and NL5). I also have arguably more experience and winnings in these games than anyone in the history of online poker.

Secondly, the pace of change in these games is very slow compared to higher limits and most of the strategies in the book are aimed at the bad players who do not improve or get better. This means that the advice in the book worked 5 years ago, works today, and will still work 5 years from now.

Lastly, and most importantly, Crushing the Microstakes is an ebook only (no printed version exists). This means that unlike traditional printed books, my books get regular updates.



What is the Difference Between Modern Small Stakes and The Micro Stakes Playbook?


Modern Small Stakes and The Micro Stakes Playbook both cover the same stakes, roughly NL10 to NL100 6max, full ring and Zoom.

However, they were written in very different ways. Modern Small Stakes is a 500 page answer for what to do in every situation possible in a small stakes poker game. It almost reads like a college textbook at times and this might be too much for some people.

The Micro Stakes Playbook is only around 250 pages and it was written much more in the Crushing the Microstakes style of a practical point by point guide. It doesn't try to cover every situation like MSS does.

Instead it focuses on the specific strategies that I have used with the most success in recent years in small stakes poker games, such as floating the flop and taking the pot away on the turn. Or raising the river against weak opponents.

Which one do I suggest for you? It kind of depends on how you like to learn. The Playbook is a couple of years newer so it may have some more up to date concepts, so I do tend to recommend that one more if pressed for an answer.

But I think for an experienced poker player who has gotten past the lowest stakes, and is looking to move up, there is plenty to learn from each book in terms of the strategy and mental approach needed to successfully beat higher stakes games.


Do the Strategies in My Poker Books Work For Tournaments or Sit and Gos?


Please note that I am primarily a cash game player. So all of the strategies that I discuss in my poker books come from a cash game player's perspective.

I think that the strategies I teach will work well in the early stages of a low stakes tournament or sit and go when the stacks are still relatively deep.

But once you get into the mid stages, bubble and final table, when the stacks get shallower in a tournament or a sit and go, you will need to apply more of a push/fold strategy with ICM considerations. This stuff is outside the scope of my books.


What Payment Options Are There For Your Poker Books?


I have 3 different payment options for my poker books.

These are:

1. Credit card or debit card

2. Paypal

3. Skrill

In order to pay by credit card or debit, all you have to do is click the "Add to Cart" button on the sales page for any of my books, then enter your details.

If you would like to pay by Skrill, there are instructions on how to do that at the bottom of the sales page for all of my poker books.


What Other Poker Training Do You Recommend?


The Upswing Poker Lab - Best all around poker training course available today for 6max, full ring and zoom cash games and tournaments, both online and live. Taught by pros, main instructor is 3-time WSOP winner Doug Polk.

Daniel Negreanu MasterClass - Also excellent for beginner to mid stakes cash games and tournaments, online and live. You are learning from the very best, Daniel Negreanu.

Phil Ivey MasterClass - This brand new poker course taught by Phil Ivey is the first time he has ever revealed his secrets at the poker table. This course is geared towards those who play cash games or tournaments and want to play high stakes one day.


Can I Meet You For a Coffee/Beer?


I spend about half of the year living in Thailand or the Philippines. I spend the other half of the year traveling the world. So I am not exactly the easiest person to pin down lol.

If you want to find out where I am right now, I would suggest, following me on Instagram

I have met countless poker players over the years and some of them have become good friends of mine.

So you can feel free to send me a message on social and if it works out, then maybe we can set something up.

I do plan to do some "fan meetups" in the future also when I visit big cities like NYC or London.

And I am from Vancouver, Canada so you can often catch me there in the summertime :)


Can I Republish Your Blog Posts/Books On My Website?


Please do not republish my blog articles, my books or any of my content on your website. And yes, I am aware that there are several websites out there who steal my content on a regular basis.

This is wrong. Period.

Please take the time to create your own original content instead and bring some real value to the poker community. I know you can do it, I have faith in you!


Can I Get A "Sponsored Post" On Your Website?


Sorry but this is an ad-free website. I don't want your money.


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YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/BlackRain79Poker


Cheers,

Nathan "BlackRain79" Williams
Poker Pro and Best Selling Poker Author
Nathan "BlackRain79" Williams  Poker Pro and Best Selling Poker Author