Originally Posted by vinnys025
I don't think you can use this on the 1/2 table and where I live, this is the only table or the 2/5. At the 1/2, even raising to 18 to get some people out, will still get 4 calls so it seems the tables I play at people are calling stations. Does this small ball strategy only work at the higher stakes tables, or is it strictly for tournaments? The DN video I watched doesn't specify.
By your post I take it you are refering to 1c/2c tables. It's not unusual to see multiple people calling 18 cents simply because it's not enough money to worry about for them. (Afterall, what can you buy for 18 cents nowdays?) Now to the positive side, those guys can realy build a br for you as long as you play a solid game and don't fall into their foolish tactics.
Change the cents to dollars and play is a lot different. Raising 9x the big blind will certainly get most players out of the hand unless they have something very solid to stand on with their hole cards. Do keep in mind that no matter the stakes their will always be a chance of having that one gambler who will call with trash hoping to hit or steal.
No idea what video you watched so I can't coment on that for ya. Best advice is to read strategy threads here and post questions like this when ever you have them. We'll always be happy to help.