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My heads up numbers do not look bad 4 1st place and 7 2nd place finishes. However I would say 7 of the time I have come in with a chip lead. My heads up game is awful, it is a difference of $140 between 1st and 2nd. What should I be doing, or should I just forget about it and just see if the numbers average out.

I have been limping a whole lot, and I have not been aggressive while the other part has been aggressive.

     
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Up your aggression level and try to play the bigger pots while in position. Heads up any pair is a strong hand, even bottom pair.

     
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There you go!
You know the answer!
Be more agressive. Always or 90% of the time fold or raise.

     
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From the button either fold or bet the pot aka 3x the blind.Be more loose and aggresive when in position.Out of position you should check often and sometimes throw a 3bet raise if he is very aggresive.Don't try to bluff at the begining,try to understand his way of playing and bluff when you are ready to make reads.

     
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Which poker room did you play on?
Freeroll or tournament?
Didn't understand well how much did you earn Question Question
Or you lost ? Tongue

     
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in heads up you must follow what your opponent is doing and play that way that he don' t like, and the win is yours, of course, you must be lucky

     
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i don't like a lot heads up becouse for me is difficult, i finish always in 2nd position ib s n g Angry probably i'm iper aggressive so i lost

     
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I have problems in HU as well, expecially if I am chipleader and the opponent is aggressive: if i have no good cards i am scared to lose my chip advantage (and often i lose it without the help of cards).
i know it s wrong concept but i feel more comfortable with less chip than the other cause i know i've nothing to lose.
Anyone can suggest an internet address with strategy for HU?

     
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Mix up your play and play all but the worst hands from the button either for a limp or raise.

Keep the pots small pre flop and out play your opponent post flop.

Practice some low level heads up sit and goes so that you feel confident when your heads up at the end of a torney and the stakes are high.

Be patient - wait for your good hands and try to trap him - just cause there's only 2 players left doesn't mean you can't stay patient and grind him down.

If you know your up against a better player then try to get yourself into a 50:50 race. You can pressure your opponent if he doesn't want to race and take down pots by raising big and pressuring him.

Mixing up your play is very important, if you don't keep your opponent guessing then your dead. Limp good hands and marginal hands and change your bet sizes.

     
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Well you can't really wait it out when you are heads up, since you have to blind every single hand the blinds will grind you down if you play too passive, you have to be a lot more aggreassive because of that, my suggestion is to raise it up to at least 3BB pre flop with at least 75% of your hands and put pressure on him post flop if you have the chip lead, I usually be the pot if I have middle pair or better as well as about 25% when I miss the flop, just be prepared to fold it if he shows strenght, that usually makes your opponent slip up sooner or later.

     
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Search google for ''tony g headsup'', he has a not bad video on headup. Basically you want to raise often in position but you don't have to bet too much.

And I guess you should play opposite of how your opponent is playing.

     
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A min raise on the button from my opponent is enough to get me to fold most hands at the end of a torney when the blinds and antis are big.Why would I want to play most of the hands heads up out of position.

I never min raise except Heads up at the end of a torney and if my opponent wants to call all my min raises then I'm very happy. I keep the pots small pre and look to out play them post flop with position.

I often play heads up for half an hour or more at the end of a torney waiting for my opponent to make a mistake. IMO there is plenty of time to grind out a win.

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Good call Gene - I've seen the vid and it is good. It is a cash game but still very relevent.

     
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Posted by Dellbo99:
Good call Gene - I've seen the vid and it is good. It is a cash game but still very relevent.


What vid? The one where he grinds his opponent down in small pots only to donk off all of his winnings in one hand when his opponent hits a monster?

     
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Posted by Dellbo99:
Mix up your play and play all but the worst hands from the button either for a limp or raise.

Keep the pots small pre flop and out play your opponent post flop.

Practice some low level heads up sit and goes so that you feel confident when your heads up at the end of a torney and the stakes are high.

Be patient - wait for your good hands and try to trap him - just cause there's only 2 players left doesn't mean you can't stay patient and grind him down.

If you know your up against a better player then try to get yourself into a 50:50 race. You can pressure your opponent if he doesn't want to race and take down pots by raising big and pressuring him.

Mixing up your play is very important, if you don't keep your opponent guessing then your dead. Limp good hands and marginal hands and change your bet sizes.


ty Dellbo, now i have some more arrows in my bow Thumbs Up

and ty gene for the good video you suggested

     
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Posted by shokaku:
What vid? The one where he grinds his opponent down in small pots only to donk off all of his winnings in one hand when his opponent hits a monster?


He does donk off alot of chips in the one hand. A hand where I was screaming at him to fold, but his general strategy is solid though.

It's a strategy I prefer at the end of a torney more than in a cash game. When your 100BBs deep I think a 3xBB raise is more suitable and I would never limp in a cash game.

     
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You should play sng heads up,but not at micro/very small stakes because most palyers just dont care.It's usually a big difference at MTT's between 2nd and 1st prize and u must learn to fight it....

     
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