re: Poker & Bad at Heads Up?
I'm not really sure what chaged. More confidence to be more aggressive when I need to, things like that.
I get this semi-daily newsletter kind of thing and it provides poker tips
and stuff. I read one recently where the guy told of a terrible experience he had the first time he got heads up in a tournament. He had 10:1 in chips over the other guy but ended up losing. Next thing he did was called up a friend and played game after game after game of heads up and now he'll win a heads up 90% of the time. So I decided to do the same with this.
I've learned through this what kinds of hands to play/raise with and such, when to bet, when to be extra aggressive, and how to play when you're the big favorite (make their every move uncomfortable, when your small stack usually your looking to conserve for that perfect hand, so if you keep betting huge or putting them all in, you'll win most of their blinds. Now and again you may accidentally let them double up, but you'll still be the big favorite so that's food).
I don't know, it's just been really really helpful to my heads up game. When I first started them I was playing the $1's and I'd maybe win 50% of the time at best, hardly even that, usually just by luck. But now I win much more often after a lot of persistence and practice.
It's really great.
By the way, I found out their policy on the withdrawal. I talked to a guy on their Live Help chat thing. All you have to do is play 100 raked hands at a minimum .25/.50 blind level to free the $10 and then your free to cash out. If you make a bunch of winnings on your money before playing any ring games at all, you still only need to play 100 raked hands to cash out. Atleast that's what he told me. Took forever for me to beat it out of him though, he wasn't understanding what I was asking and kept telling me things I already knew. :P