There is a lot of money to be made at small stakes no-limit hold’em because... surprise, surprise... most of the players aren’t very good.
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’em
* You usually play larger stakes but (especially live) often have to make do with smaller stakes games
* You play tournaments (such as WSOP events) that feature numerous recreational players
Addressing the only other review
I’m pretty sure the whole reason poker is great is because of the variety of ranges and situations it puts you in. No one can know every right move every time, he’s not expecting you to become a machine, but the more and more you become competent with your knowledge of the game, you’ll be able to get great general understandings of ur opponents hand range, especially if they are competent players as well, you run into trouble against the fishes, they do get lucky, but also they play backwards, you gotta change the strat slightly
Poor as usual
All these poker books are the same. Who in the h$!! do they think can remember all these different preflop ranges and what to do in thousands of different situations? NOBODY! I have yet to see anything to do with poker that has helped my game and this is no different.