Definition of small ball
Small ball is a poker strategy that involves keeping the pot as small as possible to see as many flops as possible. A poker player with a small ball approach will want to see as many low-hit flops as possible. He will be the type to limp, call without raising, even with strong hands. Many poker legends have been seen practicing this strategy. The idea behind this strategy is that there is a lot of variance in being aggressive without seeing the flop and that it is better to see low flops to reduce the variance.
Small ball reviews
The small ball has some advantages, but it also has several disadvantages. One of them is that by calling often rather than raising, we don't have control of the hand. This makes it more difficult to bluff effectively and represent good hands. Also, when playing small ball, you will often see 4-5 and even 6 player flops. By raising preflop, you're depleting the number of players who see a flop and increasing your chances of winning the pot. By playing 5-6 player pots, you have less chance of winning the pot each time.