Originally Posted by BelgoSuisse
Your idea would have more merits if the only real money games available involved a significant $$ amount, but considering you can play 2nl on stars and that some sites offer $0.1 sitandgo's, and considering the level of play at those stakes, i really don't think there's room for an additional layer below that for people who can't beat super micro stakes but are not donks either.
Good point. However, there is still a difference between not being a donk
, and being able to beat donks
. To cite the first paragraph of "Small Stakes Hold'em" by Sklansky, Mallmuth and Miller:
"Writing a good book about small stakes hold'em is not as easy as you might think. Just because the opponents you encounter in these games have poor to mediocre skill levels does not mean that the expanation to beat them can be mediocre as well. On the contrary, the underlying concepts needed to extract the most from these players are just as deep, though different
, from those needed to beat better players in bigger games."
Arguably, small stakes poker and medium/high stakes poker are almost as different
as limit hold'em and no limit hold'em. It's not because you can beat one, that you can beat the other. Likewise, the jump from small stakes poker to medium/high stakes poker is not simply a matter of skill. Hence my clan would still be useful for players that don't want to play small stakes poker, but prefer medium/high stakes poker.