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.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 30 (M)
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.
Joined: Jan '09
Age: 50 (M)
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?
Joined: Apr '08
Age: 32 (M)
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.
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
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.
------------ Good call Gene - I've seen the vid and it is good. It is a cash game but still very relevent.