re: Poker & Heads up tournaments for novice
Originally Posted by blikbleek
So, after a peak in my frustration over DoNkaments, I decided to switch to heads up tournaments. Im 7 wins out of 12 right now.
I have huge problems playing against tight players. they fold a few blinds to me, then play big cards or even face cards with a rag..... and they always seem to hit.
when i have big cards I either miss completely, or i have trouble extracting chips from my opponent.
The only time I win decent chips is when i slow play big hands and my opponent bets, which makes me nervous because its risky especially in HU when my opponent has a lot of outs.
By the way I think im pretty loose AND aggressive when playing HU.
I know a bunch of you are gonna say "welcome to HU... read a book".
but seriously is there any general advice you guys might give to a novice HU player like me?
Welcome to heads up..lol
tight players are the easy to beat, but you will not win all the time.
Heads up is a very high variance game, you will have 20 game swings with the HUSNG, this is normal having a HU Bankroll will help you in the long run I normaly do a 2% ( 50 buy in) bankroll when playing heads up to lower the variance.
tight players normaly will do this, they will call a 3x raise then see aflop then then often fold to a c-bet, but if he calls a c-bet then you can bet that he has something. This is what a tight passive player will do, and there are time that they will get a string of lucky cards, don't let it affect you ( this is why we have a 2% bankroll rule) this will happen, i can not count the number of fish that i have lost to due to that they where on a hot streak, but don't give up.
Its all about knowing your oppt. you will have 5 types of people within the heads up matches
3. tight -aggressive
5. the crazy all in guy
once you find out how to beat each of those oppt. you game in HU will be better. I would say record a video of yourself playing and after the match sit down and watch it and watch for your mistakes.