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How to Play “Small Ball” Poker

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What is playing “Small Ball” Poker?

The term “small ball” in Poker is used when describing a player using tactics to control the size of the pot.  Usually betting small, or just calling a player, in efforts to keep from being priced into calling an all-in bet.  Tactics of a “small ball” player include: min-raising, check-calling, and smooth calling with larger pairs or other dominant hands.  This approach is typically used in tournament play and rarely migrates to cash game, unless playing “nose bleeds” high stakes. Read More