Originally Posted by godoy
I don't like playing heads up, I think is much hard to read the opponent and the profit rate is low, but if I'm playing with friends and in the end I'm heads up with someone, if I'm bigger than him, I usually plays very agressive, but with a continuoum bet, because I think if I steal an amount of blinds, them I got caught on a bluff, the winning rates will be bigger than the time that I got caught
To me it's much easier to read heads up. And the profit rate (talking in $/hour) is actually much higher than you'd think.
I can understand that many players don't want to play heads up because you can't play tight or get lost amongst a full table of players. But it's essentially the purest form of poker. When playing full ring you can't play fancy and expect to make a profit. But heads up, the right play for a particular hand could very well be to 3-bet 73o.
The fun thing is that you have to find the best play for every hand heads up, and more often than not the best play is not folding.
Anyway to each his own, but the HU games are rapidly growing in popularity and thus they're becoming kind of a giant fish pond for the skilled player.