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The Compact Ball Technique: Is It Any Superior? | SplitSuit Poker

Compact ball poker was popularized by Daniel Negreanu, but is it nonetheless handy in Present day online games? Let us crack down the execs and negatives of this playstyle so you know if you must use, or skip, this system.

Fundamentally, smaller ball is a design that focuses on obtaining associated in low-priced pots preflop, retaining pot measurements smaller with marginal palms, and only building enormous pots with nutted palms. Although on the area it would seem like a fantastic plan to consider to inject simplicity and management in an if not elaborate and chaotic match – there are quite a few issues with utilizing this tactic.

At the conclusion of the working day, smaller ball will reduce your odds of obtaining substantial losing times. Heck, it might even get you in the cash of a few more tournaments. But this is not the way to go if you want to ultimate table tournaments, have some enormous wins, and get closer to a top rated-facet winrate. Superior gamers can way too effortlessly abuse this playstyle, and even in opposition to weaker gamers you leave cash on the table. So feel extensive and tricky in advance of utilizing (or continuing to use) this design!

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  10. I don't see how strategy that says you should flat all the time pre and then let everyone else flat also can win. 6 way flops are not conducive to winning. 3 betting with good to playable hands to isolate weaker players seems better.

  11. In my local 1-2 game, everyone plays a small ball strategy like you describe. I've tried to adjust by being aggressive against them, however they all have a huge slowplaying habit. When they miss they fold easily, but when they hit hard I end up doing all of their betting for them. The many small (and heavily raked) pots that I win don't make up for the large pots that I lose when I run into several slowplayed sets per session, which is pretty normal when 8 other people are taking shots at smashing the flop. What am I doing wrong? Should I be giving up the aggression if anybody calls a flop bet?

  12. I could be remembering wrongly (it's been a long time ago now), but I think Dnegs recommended small ball as a strategy for experienced players who had a post-flop edge at the table. Because a small ball player is getting involved in a lot of pots, it requires that you have pretty good hand reading skills to be profitable.
    Essentially, I think this is just a clarification: small ball is a simple strategy, but not necessarily and easy one. All that to say, I agree; this is a decent way to play, but not optimal.

  13. $300 river bet? ive never 300 in my life

  14. Your argument makes sense, but if it's so exploitable how come someone as smart as Negreanu used it so heavily?

  15. I've played charity tournaments where I won because I had a %90 vpip, but against stronger opponents, you are going to want to fold a lot more

    Negreanu folded everything in the PAD cash game where he was the weakest player at the table

  16. It would be lower variance to fold haha

  17. is future of NLH died?
    cause i seen people moved to PLO even 5card plo


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