Micro stakes

Definition of micro stakes

The micro stakes are the micro-limit tables. We talk mostly about micro stakes in games of cash games, but we can use the expression for tournaments as well. Everyone has his own vision of micro-limits, small limits, medium limits and high limits, but let's agree that in games of cash games, micro-limits are the games that will have blinds to 0.micro stakes€/0.25€ and less for games of cash games without limits. In other words, if you play NL25€ and less, you are playing micro-limits. In tournament play, we could say that tournaments that have buy-ins to 20€ and less are micro-limit tournaments.

How do you approach the micro stakes?

Small limits are a good school to start in the world of poker. The recommended poker for these limits is ABC poker. Play TAG (tigh agressif) and bluff little. When you have good hands, bet big to get paid. Avoid tilter. When you are no longer in control of your emotions, leave the table. You'll usually meet two types of players at the micro-limit; those who play too many hands and those who don't play enough hands. Go for value against the first type and bluff the second.


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