Microstakes

  • Microstakes are the term for the smallest real money cash-games and tournaments in online poker. The stake level range for cash games is from $0.01/$0.02 up and including $0.10/$0.25.
    Every new player begins their online career at the penny stakes, the so called microstakes. Micro used to describe the extreme low amount of money used to buy-in to these games and tournaments. These stakes are filled from people not knowing the rules, people just wanting to click buttons, to regular player that are trying to improve on their game, but still very early in their development. These are the softest online games and they should remain beatable with a solid basic poker knowledge and simply making less mistakes than your opponents, who might just jam in their whole stack preflop because they can.

    Microstakes are usually:

    • NL2 -> $0.01/$0.02
    • NL4 -> $0.02/$0.04
    • NL5 -> $0.02/$0.05
    • NL10 -> $0.05/$0.10
    • NL16 -> $0.08/$0.16
    • NL20 -> $0.10/S0.20
    • NL25 -> $0.10/$0.25

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