Originally Posted by CheckmateYates
Hey there CC,
I normally play sit&go's or small tournaments, but I really like play heads up too. However I'm having trouble realizing the difference in starting hand strengths between sit&go's and heads up...I always find myself folding my blinds away in heads up and its an obvious read when I'm strong. Any help or suggestions as to what hands are good starting hands in heads up play?
Position is important in HU, so in general, I'd suggest playing a lot of hands from the button and relatively premium hands from the BB.
Definitely try to be more aggressive on the button. In a HU situation, I've read there is only a 35% chance your opponent will pair one of his cards on the flop. That's why you'll see a lot of people raising every button, and c-betting every flop, because most of the time neither player will of hit the flop, and the aggressor will take it.
I play a lot of the 4 person HU shootouts, and find them to be profitable. I would take the previous posters advice and not play them while on tilt though. It's easy to spew money fast playing HU, if you're tilting.