Heads Up Sit n Go Strategy
I am a tournament NLH player and I feel comfortable with anything from 9-handed to 4-handed, but struggle with the 2-3 player formats...
Recently I was playing a heads up sit n go with a friend, much less experienced than myself, and for some reason I struggled to outplay him. He played fairly solid at first but then started playing more aggressively once it became clear how passive I am. It seemed like almost every time he had position on me, he was betting flops and turns. Every time that he had a good hand out of position, he would check call every street. He would also call double/triple barrels with ace high which I think might be a result of inexperience but it made bluffing
almost impossible for me.
I later found out that he was bluffing a lot, but I was never able to catch him as I was either not connecting with the board or unsuccessful in my two or three hero calls.
To summarize, I think he was getting luckier than me, but even so I felt like he was crushing me despite his (significant) relative inexperience.
What is the optimal approach to a heads up match against this type of opponent? I play with people like this all the time and it's pretty tough to outplay them.