It sounds like you are doing a lot of things right. Reading, watching, playing. Honestly, I don't know what percentage of the time a "good" player should win HU. But if I'm playing against good people, I'm going to be happy with 50%. But if you are paying to play HU games, a 50% win ratio is going to result in a loss of money due to the rake.
It could be possible that you're just being too hard on yourself. In HU, you have to work to stay alive and be given an opportunity to win. If your opponent has less skill than you, then you can take the game from him. But if you're evenly matched, I just don't see how you can expect anything over 50%. I don't have any hard data to back this, but that's what my gut tells
me. Maybe others here will feel differently.
Originally Posted by RI_ER_SA
I guess due to the test i did yesterday, when i am all in i do not make good decisions, it seems like i make decisions at 50 percent in my favor.Could this be turning me into a losing player?How can i make better decisions?
I followed the link to your blog, and I don't understand what I'm looking at. For instance, what does "Game 3: 68%" mean?
Also, looking at your strategy, as I'm sure you're aware, you need to adjust for your opponent. You mention that Q7 wins all-in 47% of the time. But depending on the range of your opponent, that percentage could be much lower. Also, all-in is not your only option in HU. That's why you see guys playing hands like 48o. I think good players adjust their play most with HU. It's like you get a feel for what your opponent is doing. Probably the most important thing in HU is reading your opponent. How do you expect him to play AA and KK for instance? Is he just going to shove and hope you call? Or is he going to slow play trying to trap you? Likewise, have you given yourself away to him? If so, when you realize it, how can you change your play to bring the advantage back to you? Back and forth it goes.
For all I can tell, you might be doing everything right. Just let us know what those numbers mean and what you are expecting from your game. There is always a little guesswork and a little luck with HU, so I personally don't see how anyone can expect to do better than 50% consistently against good opponents. Like I said before, I could always be wrong.
Good luck to you!