Sam Habash has been playing poker since he was a young boy, but in the last ten years, has focused mainly on improving his Texas HoldEm game. He draws on his ability to gather and analyze statistics to provide poker players with probabilities and payback information. While offering little-known statistics like the likelihood of having an ace or king show up in a hand (62%) or the odds of receiving a pair (6%), Habash leads players through many different scenarios like the chances of receiving a second pair, flush draw, or complete straight.
The expert advice offered in this unique reference manual will help any poker player gain the extra advantage to come out ahead in their next game of Texas HoldEm!
However, few players understand exactly how to exploit these games. Competent players who generally play larger stakes will, of course, beat them. But they won’t beat them for nearly as much as they ought to. Why? Because they don’t understand how to adjust correctly.
Playing a solid, competent, decently aggressive style is a strategy that will be profitable. That said, you should not be content with just beating these games - you should be absolutely crushing them. The trick to doing this is to disregard a lot of “correct” poker and get way out of line at the right times. The methods required are far from obvious or intuitive but in Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em Jonathan Little explains them in great detail.
Jonathan constructs a basic strategy to crush small stakes games and also identifies the adjustments that need to be made when facing more competent opposition.
You need this book if…You frequently play small stakes no-limit hold’emYou usually play larger stakes but (especially live) often have to make do with smaller stakes gamesYou play tournaments (such as WSOP events) that feature numerous recreational players