A winning low-limit NLHE strategy
This strategy is a very loose variation of the Sklansky method which mitigates post-flop play and gives an edge to weaker players vs stronger ones. This method however, changes the emphasis from minimizing the risk of being outplayed post-flop to capitalizing on weak players and exploiting huge edges or statistical advantages in hands. This method was devised elsewhere but I have added a few tweaks of my own to suit my style of play. Brfore you bother to read all of this I will warn you that this style of play is extremely slow and boring and you must be able to fold hands for long periods of time and play very few, which is why it lends itself to multi-tabling so well. It is to be played at the small stakes NL tables (25NL, 50NL, 100NL) and you should buy in for the full amount on every table you play. Now for the fun stuff.
The premise of this method is extremely simple: Never put your money into the pot at less than a 70/30 favorite. This is done by simply folding every hand that isn't a pocket pair or A-Xs. Any pair 2-2 thru KK you limp with and or try to see the flop as inexpensive as possible, folding to any decent sized raise. Your goal here is to flop a set. If you do not flop a set, fold the hand unconditionally to any raise. What you are trying to do is entice an opponent to call you down with TPTK or Top 2 when they are a huge 'dog to your made set. The only moves you make are limping or calling a minimum to see a flop, raising all-in, or folding. That's it. When you hit your set on the flop, you push. You are at worst a 70/30 favorite for even money in the pot which is extremely good, but your goal is to get the money in when your caller is basically drawing dead.
You play A-Xs the same way as above, limping or calling the minimum to see a flop, but if you don't flop the straight or nut flush throw it away to a minimum raise. The only move here, again, when you do hit, is to push all-in.
When you wake up with K-K or A-A you push all-in.
From the BB any hand will do for limping, but if you don't flop the nut straight or a boat fold to a raise.
This method basically relies on the poor play of the small stakes NL players and is not designed to play for its entertainment value. It is mundane and very boring, but it works. It is contingent that you are called down as a huge favorite by someone drawing almost dead. Every time you get your money in with this play you're a huge favorite and that's the idea behind it.
It isn't about playing the game well in this case its about following the simple rules and not deviating from them in order to make a profit off of poor play by others.
Warning to those with PokerTracker, don't even ask what this does to your stats, lmao.
Try it out if you want and I can almost gaurantee (to those of you that play SS NLHE) that this method will win you more over time than your current style of play. Of course game selection and other factors should be considered when using this method, but that should be something that you do anytime you buy in and sit down. Loose games are obviously going to be more profitable for you when using this method. Have fun with it kids and let me know what you thin/your results. Thanks Smash