1. Play Low Stakes Cash Games (The Micros)
I have made $1000+ a month even at the very lowest stakes cash games many, many times. However, it would be extremely difficult to do this in today’s games.
The reason why is that the games have tightened up in the last 5-10 years and this means that winrates have dropped as well.
2. Play at Least NL10, Probably NL25
So realistically then you need to be playing a bit higher stakes these days in order to make $1000 a month. I would say that the first stake where this is possible for somebody who plays consistently would be NL10.
NL10 is the 5c/10c blinds cash game with a $10 maximum buyin. So making $1000 in this game would mean winning 100 buyins in a single month.
This game has a $25 buyin (10c/25c blinds) which means that you only need to make 40 buyins in order to profit a cool thousand.
This means that you also only need to win a little over one buyin a day, easily doable for any solid winner in this game.
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3. Play a Tight and Aggressive Strategy
The best strategy to use at these stakes is often called TAG which stands for “tight and aggressive.” This is the style of play that I would recommend for making the most money in micro stakes cash games.
In fact, Daniel Negreanu even mentions in his new advanced poker training program that this is his recommended style of play in high stakes games as well.
A TAG poker strategy essentially means 3 things:
- You are very selective about which hands you choose to play
- You also pay close attention to your position at the poker table when deciding which hands to play
- You play your hand very aggressively after the flop
You can almost think of poker like a chess game. Gain position and make very decisive and aggressive actions when the opportunities present themselves.
If you plan to wining big in poker is your priority then you need to have a clear plan of action for every single hand and make firm decisions.
4. Find the Tables With the Fish on Them
This is a big problem if having a high winrate and huge profits in this game is your goal!
And this is because the really bad players who play way too many hands, call way too much and chase every draw are where the real money is at in this game.
Call it predatory, call it whatever you want. I call it winning poker.
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