Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em

Strategies to Consistently Beat Small Stakes Tournaments and Cash Games
Narrated by: Jonathan Little
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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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
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Good study guide but not for the car

This is one of the most interesting books on ranges I have seen. The operative here is seen. Jonathan’s well narrated other books have kept me company on the commute. This one however defeated that forum as you must be able to see the charts for this to be effective. Good content but I switched to Kindle version from Audiable

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Good Audio Book, Probably Better as Physical Book

I highly recommend this book because it has some really great, solid advice about playing poker. That being said, I would also order the physical copy (or e-book) of the book because listening to hand ranges and charts described is tough to follow. There is the option to go online and download the charts referenced but, since most people are listening to this audiobook while multi-tasking, it is not ideal to also have to review charts online. I think from a learning perspective, read the book and study the charts, then use this audiobook to polish up the concepts on the go.

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Great audiobook if you want to improve!

I’ve been reading Jonathan Little’s books for years and was looking for audiobook to listen to while at work with downtime. I was not disappointed. This book begins with the basics and even though I knew a lot of the beginning preflop strategies it was great to review them and pick up a few extra things I may have missed. I caught myself constantly pressing pause and taking notes to ensure I remember to implement these strategies in my game. This will be one I listen to over again and I will continue to purchase books from this great coach! Not to mention he does a great job on narrating it as well! Very satisfied with my purchase.

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Not good for listening in the car

This may be a great book if you are able to look at the charts that he refers to MANY MANY times, but when listening in the car where you cannot be looking at these charts, it is very confusing to follow.

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Nice

I like it plus it has bonus videos
One thing to tell to the listener though, please listen this is important: this book is full of charts actually 200 of them so be ready for that as soon as you buy this book

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Charts not labeled

The content is worth making the purchase but I feel just a little more effort could have went into the charts. They are great if you follow along but since they are in a PDF file and are only referenced as Diagram 1, Diagram 2, etc it makes going back to revisit them almost impossible. Should go back and put a description on each chart for easy reference later.

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awful

completely out of touch with reality. he just keeps saying 10-9 suited 87 suited 56 suited for the whole book. completely impossible to listen to.

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Overall informative and well organized

I liked that Jonathan Little did a good job speaking clearly and concisely. Filled with a lot of information and comes with over 200 accompanied PDFs. I listen in the car, so unfortunately can’t reference the PDFs, but listening through multiple times in order to retain as much information as possible. Can be somewhat vague at times, while other times overwhelming. Overall a good book that is probably recommend.

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Worse informative book ever!! (1star was forced)

Explain hand ranges and classifications. Only with exception should a list of cards and suit be individually listed. This book is trying to sell you on a group of diagrams. Then proceeds to list parts of the charts separately to make it as slow and incomprehensible as possible. These charts and diagrams are easily understood when viewing them in there entirety. Threw simple acts of induction.

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very helpful for a new player.

lots and lots of math. this is a re-read for sure. also I am ordering the physical book to keep as a reference. it is almost impossible to remember everything he tells you but pick and choose what works for you.

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  • Gavin Nolan
  • 09-30-19

Dizzy after listening

I like Jonathan as a coach for the game, but I found this audiobook to be dizziyingly inaccessible.

This could be drastically improved by not naming every single hand in the range he is referring to. Instead naming the the top, mid and bottom pair in said range.

Maybe this style just doesnt suit me, but in the last 18 months I've listened to almost 40 audiobooks (including at least 1 other Jonathan Little book) and very rarely do I struggle to comprehend what I'm listening to. And some of these are quite technical books.

In short, finding a shorter way to convey the range you are referring to would have me rating this at least 4 star. People can refer to the PDF charts for a more comprehensive picture of the range you refer to.

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