Blog: BlackRain79 - Micro Stakes Poker Strategy

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Author BlackRain79, BlackRain79,
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May 31 2020

Paying Attention to Detail

In the increasingly competitive online poker environment of 2011 it is more important than ever to pay attention to the little things. In fact these small edges can add up in a very big way over time. Here are two example hands which illustrate this: Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players SB: $2.32 Hero (BB): $5.29 UTG: $1.30 UTG+1: $2.19...

The Definitive Guide to Multi-Tabling

*Please note that this is an older article about a video series on multi-tabling. For my latest blog article on how to multi-table online poker click here. Hey guys, I don't normally say much on here about the videos that I put out for DragTheBar.com. But I am especially excited about my latest series. Mostly because it answers a lot of the questions...

7 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When Playing Poker

1) Remind yourself of the long run Above anything else, always remind yourself of why it is that you play poker. Because you are a winning player! No matter how bad a session may get, your time is well spent at the tables because in the long run you are profitable. A great way to constantly remind yourself of this is to simply...

How to Spend Your Pokerstars FPP's

Please note that as of January 1, 2016 FPPs no longer exist on Pokerstars. The new player points are called StarsCoin and I have written a followup article for that here: How to Spend Your Pokerstars StarsCoins I will leave the old FPP article up below for historical purposes. This article explains the best way to spend your Pokerstars FPPs if you are...

Coaching This Fall

Hey guys. Lots of stuff going on regarding coaching so let me get started. Coaching (paid) I have been offering private coaching now for a few months and have worked with several students. It is definitely something that I enjoy doing. However, I had kind of set my rate prohibitively high lately because I have been busy with other things non-poker related. But...

Free DTB Video

Hey guys, just a quick post here. Actually first, I just want to say thanks for all the interest and kind words regarding the coaching options in the previous post. Its been great working with some of you so far and I look forward to going over the video submissions on DragTheBar in a few days. For this post though I just wanted...

So I am Going to Write a Book

Similar to coaching, writing blog posts or making videos, this would come pretty naturally to me. As tilted and annoyed as I get by this game at times, if I didn't enjoy poker immensely overall, I would have quit about 5 million hands ago :) I believe that I can add a lot of value to the micro stakes community, given the success...

When to Holdem, When to Foldem

Firstly, thanks for all the support on the book guys. It's been very motivating to see all the encouragement and advice on Dragthebar, Twitter and here on my blog. I asked people to give me some ideas on what they might want to see in it and I got this response on DTB. "Make sure you include when to fold. Of all the...

Quick Update

Hey guys just a quick update here since I haven't posted in awhile. I continue to work away at the book. I really thought this thing was only going to be a smaller eBook when I first got started, maybe 50-100 pages at most. Boy was I wrong. It is pretty much for sure going to be a full length book at this...

It's Ok to Just Quit Sometimes

A very common question that I get asked about is what to do when things are going really bad. This is going to happen every now and then if you play this game for any length of time. I call them "disaster days." A disaster day for me is running in the bottom 5 or 10 percentile of overall luck. And by overall...

The Top 8 Ways to Get Better (or Worse) at Poker

Hey guys I figured a good idea for a blog post would be to talk about all the different ways that we can use to try and get better as a poker player. "Get better as a poker player" is really the key term here. Poker is a game that is always changing and if you aren't constantly trying to improve, then you...

Why Play Poker?

Hey guys, in advance of the release of my book I wanted to put an excerpt or two here on my blog. I am currently in the beginning stages of the editing process so this will come from the beginning of the book. Why play poker? This might sound like a dumb question to ask to a bunch of people reading a poker...

What to do When Your Overpair Gets Raised

Hey guys, quick video here on one of the most common questions that I get asked. What to do when your overpair gets raised.

Future Plans and an Interesting Discussion That I Had Last Night

Well I can finally get back to playing poker here again soon! I have had a couple of others things on my plate as of late lol, but now my schedule is clear. It's not a huge deal because I knew I didn't have enough time to regain supernova again before the end of the year anyway. And I won't be attempting any...

Stackin' Fish

Hey guys, Hope all is well. I was wondering if you could do me a huge favor. If you bought Crushing the Microstakes and have read the whole thing I would really appreciate if you could leave your thoughts here: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/33/books-publications/any-reviews-crushing- microstakes-1133780/ As a first time author only promoting and selling off of my own little blog it is very

Book Excerpt

Hey guys, here is another short excerpt from my upcoming book. This thing is a monumental undertaking. I really just want it to be done at this point. Editing is a very time consuming and tiresome process. But I work on the assumption that if you are going to do something do it right or not at all. I am finally starting to...

Book Update

Hey guys, nothing much new to post about besides the book once again because it's all that I have been doing lately. I am really sorry that it is not out yet. All I can keep saying is "soon." The editing is the big problem. Everything else is done, from the cover design to the table of contents, the copyright page, everything. I...

Secrets to Success - Eric Thomas

I've been meaning to post this for awhile. I found this motivational speaker (Eric Thomas) around two years ago and have been addicted ever since. His story is amazing and he brings it like no other with a fresh, inspiring new video every single week on his YouTube channel. He now has a book out and his success has skyrocketed as of late....

Announcing the Release of My Book: Crushing The Microstakes (eBook)

Hey guys, Well it is finally here. I just want to thank you all for the patience and even moreso for all the support. Truthfully I could not have completed this thing without all the words of encouragement here, on DragTheBar, on Twitter, and elsewhere. Nearly 3 months ago when I decided to start writing a book I thought I would put together...

How to Deal With Min 3-bets in Poker [2020]

Minimum bets in general are something that you will encounter a lot at the lowest stakes, especially NL2, NL4 (Merge) NL5 and NL10. This is because these limits are populated by more recreational players on average than any other. That's the polite term. More commonly they are referred to as fish! One of the biggest problems that fish or newer players in general...