re: Poker & A quick guide to HU play
ChuckTs wrote a great article, but here's another reason that ChuckTs and players like him do well in HU play.
When you are a TAG player and the final table players know you play tight, they often mistakenly expect the same when you are HU. They don't expect you to take an aggressive stand with second pair or to call a raise with 98 offsuit.
I have recently done well in HU play winning a small HU tournament and recently winning an 18 player SnG when entering HU a 6:1 underdog. In the SnG, we went back and forth for about 25 minutes...one of the longest HU I have ever played. But as ChuckTs said, knowing your opponent can mean a lot in HU play. I knew my opponent would fold weak starting hands in the BB if I raised only minimum...so I raised minimum A LOT. I also know that he liked to bluff when out of position, but would not call the flop without at least a good draw.
Reread ChuckTs article and review a few good poker books
that have a chapter on HU play. It's one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do. In most tournaments, the difference between first and second is about double!