Heads Up Profitibility With Rake?
Hey Everybody, I'm a new member that just registered today. I started playing poker back in 2010 and I'm just now starting to get the really subtle aspects of the game. I started learning tournaments, then cash games, and I'm working on my heads up skills now. I've made a lot of final tables in tournaments and did really bad at heads up for a long time when it came down to just two. I've learned a lot about how to play properly but I haven't played heads up for straight cash since Bodog
before black friday hit. The way I'm thinking about it, if you are close to an even match playing heads up the rake is going to kill you over time.
How do you decide if your opponent is going to be profitable for you or not after factoring in the rake? Obviously you have to play them for at least a few hands to get some idea but I find it harder to read opponents heads up. In a ring game or tournament I can watch them play with other players and see some showdowns to get an idea of what their tendencies are. I'm also wondering whether a heads up SNG would be more profitable than sitting down at a straight cash table HU. I wanna get as many perspectives on this from experienced HU players as possible before I sit down for a game of HU cash.