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Couple of questions about H2H Head's Up strategy
1) Lets say you have a low pair on the flop. What are the odds of you winning the hand? (eg: A K 5 flop and you have 4 5 in your pocket)
2) You have low stack. Do you go in with junk? Is it a toss up since either player can hit his pair. The only way you lose is if he hits higher pair, or if no one hits pair, and he has high card. 3) What are the odds no one hits their pair after all 5 cards, and high card is the winner? (ie: Odds of winning the hand with A 5) 4) Do you just keep going all in against a very short stack? Lets say you have 100 chips and he has 5. Do you just go all in without looking? If you lose a few hands, you can cover it. You just need to win ONE all in (50/50?) For example, 5 vs 100 10 vs 95 20 vs. 85 40 vs. 65 You can lose 4 in a row, and still have a tossup in the 5th round to knock him out. Since you can cover his 40 allin. Or is this stupid, and you just better off playing tight, and waiting to get him. 
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No one bothered to reply. That's odd.
1) If you get to showdown against a range of any two in the example given, you'll win about 60% of the time. 2) While not necessarily the best way to maximize expected value, you may want to look into nash equilibrium stuff as it pertains to short stack poker and the concept of making unexploitable shoves. Tournament players in particular should definitely be familiar with it. 3) I'd have to use my sim for you to answer this precisely but as an educated guess I figure it to be at least 20% of the time or so. Shouldn't be too much higher than that. 4) See 2. Generally, the more significant blinds and/or antes are in relation to effective stack sizes, the more terrible a mistake it is to play tight versus a tiny stack. 
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Probably nobody replied because for the most part they are stupid questions not worth wasting their time on. I have a minute spare so I will answer.
1)Pointless question 2)Basic work in crev will give you the answers you seek. 3)Pointless question. 4)Again basic work in crev 
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Note that not all bottom pair hands are created equal. Q8 versus any two when the board is AJ8r gives you about 69% equity, for instance. Quote:
