Introducing Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games

Strategies for Cash cover_miniI am excited to announce my newest self-published book, Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games. This book was inspired by my best-selling ebook (now available in audiobook and physical formats), Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Tournaments, which has helped numerous players transform from break even or losing players into winners.

Although I initially planned for Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games to be a short guide listing strategies you can use to crush the small stakes, it turned into a significant full-length book. The main topics covered in the book are:

How to exploit the most common players you will encounter.

How I play preflop.

How I play postflop.

The “other skills” you must master if you want to win as much money as possible.

I enlisted the help of my followers to help make this book the best it can be. Thanks to everyone who submitted their in-depth questions, Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games is a complete guide for anyone looking to take their cash game skills to the next level. If you play small stakes cash games, I am confident you will learn something from it. To ensure this book is accessible to everyone who has the desire to improve their skills, the Kindle version is only $6.99.

Let me know what you think about it in the comment section. I hope you enjoy it!

8 Comments

  • ken says:

    Hi jonathan,
    Have purchased all your 3 cash game titles. They all have great content. I really like the latest one as I currently play at crown melbourne as 1/3. Wished the book had index so i can refer back to read on kindle. Have implemented the lower raise strategy between 9 to 11 dollars and using ur raising formula for attacking limpers with a premium hand with good results. Although had a losing session because of my bad plays of not letting go of overpairs when raised by tight players on the flop. Still working of trusting my read and letting go. Any advice to improve on folding with decent hands when raised? Secondly I had a situation on the weekend which hopefully you can answer with multiway pots. I had a tight image on the table and had few limpers in front when I wake up with 1010 on button. I raised to 22 and had 4 callers. The other players are quite loose based on my read. Flop came a79 raindow. Everyone checked to me and I decided to check as I thought someone must have an ace rag on their hand but I didnt use my tight image to represent hitting an ace with ak or aq or aj. Is checking wrong in this scenario as I got bluff out on the turn by sb when he lead out 56 dollars when the flop is a799. Would betting 1/3 be always better because of my image. Thanks again.

    • I am glad you like the books. As for folding when raised, you have to realize that most of the time, people raise when they love their hands. If you can’t beat a hand that your opponent would “love” you should be able to make a snug fold.
      As for the TT hand, when lots of people see the flop, the best play is usually to check and see what develops with your underpairs. Of course, you will get bluffed sometimes by a player who decides to bet with a marginal hand simply because he doesn’t know what else to do. Against players like that, you perhaps should consider calling at least one turn bet. I don’t think betting is a good idea because your opponents will usually play perfectly. I do agree that if you are going to bet, a small bet is ideal.

  • ken says:

    Thanks for your quick response. I never thought of checking and calling a bet to see what happens. I folded straight away when limper called the sb bet. Either putting them on a weak ace or trip 9 which I was way behind. As it turned out a 10 came on the river so thats why I wanted to ask if checking was the correct play with multiple callers. Are you planning to come to aussie millions next yr. Would love to see you here in Australia. Cheers Ken

    • I am not planning on going to Australia for a while. I do not do well on no sleep and going from America to Australia makes it impossible for me to sleep well. I love the country though!

  • Tony says:

    Hi Jonathan, I have several of your books and have watched several of your videos! They are amazing, you and Ed Miller are my favorite authors. I am going to purchase your small stakes cash game book sometime soon, I looked at the free content intro on amazon…my question is that you quote $35/hr as what you made, but it says $1/$2. How is this possible? Was that a misprint and really supposed to be $2/$5? Is it a small sample size? Is it a larger buy in cap? Strong professionals I know make $12-$15/hr at $1/$2. Is $35/hr really possible? I’m highly motivated if higher wages than I thought are possible. Me personally I’m at $6/hr after 500 or 600 hours of play. Maybe in 2016 and beyond it really is possible for me to make a living at poker, I thought the easy money dried up. I would never work in a cubicle again if I could make $25/hr (50k/year) at $2/$5. Love all of your work, thx!

    • My sample size was somewhat small, only 30 hours or so. When I used to play $5/$10 and $10/$20 on a regular basis, I made about 10 big blinds per hour. However, I do think that win rates higher than 10 big blinds per hour are easily possible at $1/$2. It was soooooo easy to never stack off poorly and very easy to steal pots when it was clear no one was interested.

  • Tony says:

    Ok I put the order in on Amazon for your new book! I can’t wait to get it, it’s coming Friday! I got an 82 on your quiz. I was shocked at the bankroll requirement as I would have thought $5,200 isn’t even enough to play $0.50-$1.00 (I’ve heard 100 buy ins from so many sources). Do you know any statistics about if I have a bankroll of 3k as your quiz said is the min $1-$2 bankroll, what the chances of someone who has a historical record of $7/hr would go broke on that 3k? Is there a website you know of that tells you the odds of this happening? Thanks for all of your great material and hard work! – Tony

    • The 100 buyin bankroll rule is useful when you have a small edge, which is often the case in tough online games. When you have a large edge, as you likely will in small stakes live games if you play well, you can keep a much smaller bankroll.

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