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About Crushing the Microstakes

My name is Nathan Williams but I am better known in the online poker world as "BlackRain79." I have also been a professional poker player for over 10 years now.

Crushing the Microstakes is a comprehensive guide on how to dominate your competition at the micros. However, it differs significantly in one key way from every other poker book out there.

As the author, I actually am the biggest winner ever at the stakes discussed in this book.

This is why Crushing the Microstakes has now helped thousands of people turn their game around at these limits.

Having played over 5 million hands with the highest winrates and winnings ever recorded at the lower end of the micros puts me in a unique position when it comes to writing a book about it.

I don't need to speculate. I know exactly what works and what doesn't.

There is a common misconception out there that everybody breezes through the micros and moves on to greener pastures.

Some do. But many don't.

Why waste your time spinning your tires at these stakes for years and years on end? You should be printing money when playing them.

These are some of my results at the micros before rakeback (add tens of thousands more). 
All winrates are in Big Bets/100. Double them for Big Blinds/100.

Intended Audience

Crushing the Microstakes is primarily targeted at NL2, NL4 and NL5 6max, Zoom and full ring poker games online. It is also recommended for $1/$2 or $2/$5 if you play live along with low buy-in tournaments.

It was written for beginners and people who are struggling at these stakes in general. Crushing the Microstakes provides a solid foundation for higher stakes as well but does not represent a complete guide for those games.

My other two books Modern Small Stakes and The Micro Stakes Playbook are targeted at NL10, NL25, NL50 and NL100 6max, Zoom and full ring poker games online. $5/$10 or $10/$20 if you play live, along with low buy-in tournaments.

If you are already crushing the lowest limits with ease, then you might be better served to start with one of these books instead.


Crushing the Microstakes is an A to Z blueprint on what to do in every single situation imaginable at the lower stakes from what hands to play, when to bet, when to raise and so on.

It is written in a style that is as linear and straight to the point as can be because the whole point of the book is for you to take these strategies to the tables and start crushing these games for yourself! 

In fact, I love it when people send me their graphs like this:

James, England - Part time online player
Can you spot when he started reading the book?

Results like this are really the entire reason why I wrote this book.

Simply put, Crushing the Microstakes turns breakeven and losing poker players into winning players. It teaches you how to finally start making a consistent profit in this game, even if it is only a small amount for now.

Because winning is simply winning. It is the one true measure of success in this game. And let me tell you, poker is a heck of a lot more fun to play when you consistently make money from it!

From the total beginner to the experienced grinder Crushing the Microstakes instills a fundamentally solid TAG strategy for maximum profitability in 2020 micro stakes poker games.

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Free Bonuses Included With Crushing the Microstakes

Pick up your copy of Crushing the Microstakes today and you will also receive these free bonuses.

1. The Starting Hand Cheat Sheets

These cheat sheets will tell you exactly what hands to play from every position in both 6-Max, Full Ring and Zoom games online.

These are ideal especially for a beginner who doesn't quite know the basics yet. This guide takes the guesswork out of it for you.

These "cheat sheets" will tell you exactly which hands to play from each position. They also tell you exactly how much to make your bet sizes.

2. The Ultimate Zoom Poker Strategy Guide

This all new ebook provides you with a complete guide on how to adjust your strategy in 6-max and full ring Zoom poker games (Snap, Fast Forward and Zone as well).

Never before has anyone written a complete strategy book for how to dominate Zoom games with several highly detailed example hands to help guide you through as well.

This comprehensive Zoom poker strategy book is available as a free bonus for purchasers of Crushing the Microstakes.

3. Lifetime Access to my Private Poker Forum

I have a private poker forum which is only available for purchasers of my poker books or videos.

This ensures that only serious motivated poker players are allowed in. And it creates a strong and positive learning environment especially for newer poker players.

On my private poker forum you can also ask me any questions you want about Crushing the Microstakes and get feedback on your own play as well.

You can also post your own poker hand histories and get advice from me personally and many other pros and semi-pros as well.

Since I am not accepting any new students for coaching, this is a big bonus for some.

Lastly, you can also download my HUD stats and graphs from these games and compare them to your own! Samples below (black ink removed when you download)

*Create a free account on my forum and I will upgrade you to the members only section ASAP. Stats and graphs downloads are in the "CTM Private Discussion" forum.

Money Back Guarantee

There is no risk whatsoever on your part. The burden to deliver is entirely on me.

You can’t really afford not to invest in Crushing the Microstakes. It’s easy to get started. Just click the button below and an email will be sent to your email address. In it will contain a link to download the book. It’s that simple.

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Reviews for Crushing the Microstakes

Matthew Showell
Pokerlistings.com Editor in Chief
Nathan “Blackrain79” Williams has played six million hands of small-stakes No-Limit Hold’em online with some of the highest win-rates in history. That’s the experience that he brings to bear in this book and because it’s so current, and specifically geared to the madness that is micro-stakes online poker, it stands apart as a unique tool for beginner online players.

Martin Harris
Pokernews.com Senior Editor
As a whole, the book provides a terrific primer for the novice player who has some experience and perhaps even has spent time reading other strategy books or the forums but hasn't figured out how to apply those ideas.

Matthew "Chipstar1" Didlick
Former Pokerstars Team Online Pro 
I believe had I been the owner of Nathan's book when I grinded these stakes it would have helped me improve my game at a much faster rate enabling me to move up faster. I would recommend buying it without hesitation.

Bill Rini
Former PartyPoker Poker Room Manager
I give Crushing the Microstakes a big thumbs-up for players who are just starting out and even for players who haven’t yet figured out that there isn’t a single perfect strategy in poker.

Gareth Chantler
Cardrunners.com Instructor 
At a 30$ retail price Crushing the Microstakes could easily pay for itself for the novice player just getting into online, and for the player still struggling to do better than breakeven at 2nl, 5nl, or 10nl.

Kieran "KieHa" Harding
Professional Poker Player and Coach
Crushing the Microstakes is the book that got me started on the way to becoming a winning player. It will help you develop a good understanding of all the important concepts needed to play winning poker. It won’t teach you how to crush aggressive regs at NL400 but for learning how to beat the lowest stakes there is no better book out there.

Online Poker Player "x_ROSH125_x"
2+2 Forum Member and Poker Blogger 
This book delivers excellent guidance on how to beat the micros and is great value at the sale price of $19.95. If you play the micros then get this book..!!

 Online Poker Player "Lorant19"
2+2 Forum Member and Poker Blogger
If you play the micros, Crushing the Microstakes is the next logical step. I bought it, read it (twice) and personally think that it's one of those books that will stand the test of time.

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Andrew, Canada - Part time online player
Steady profit since reading Crushing the Microstakes

I am so confident that you will see big improvements in your game that I offer a full, no questions asked, 30 day money back guarantee. 

If you feel that the book did not improve your game at the lowest stakes then just send me an email and I will issue you a refund.

It's not really about confidence though. I have the best results in history at these stakes. I already know that the strategies in this book work. 

And regardless, all the risk is on me. You have nothing to lose. Click the button below to get started. 

It's that simple.

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Pages: 254

Word Count: 47,165

ISBN: 978-0-9878836-0-5

Copyright © 2020 by Nathan Williams