re: Poker & Heads up sngs: Limping preflop against calling station and maniac in button?
Hey, what stakes are playing?
I play regulary normal speed HU SNGs 3.5€/7€ (on Pokerstars
I will open (x2 BB, x2,5 BB) 80% of my hands when playing against a decent guy.
When we are talking about those two cases, I agree with you that limping is the best thing.
1) Calling station - if this guy never folds to an opening x2 BB or so, the best tactic is just limp in most of the hands and check it down if you dont hit.
I valuebet most of my pairs, bet draws on flop only (stop if they don't come out)... pretty straightforward - these guys are usually very passive so I just value bet them all the way and I'm not worried about being bluffed or so.
Infact, they are perfect opponents.
2)Aggro-Maniacs - I open only really strong hands (big pairs, AJ,AQ,AK), and limp other things and then call their raise (if it's not too big)
The biggest leak of this kind of opponents is that they are too aggressive and tend to overplay their hands really often. And they also play big pots OOP so I just let them take small pots until I take their whole stack in one pot.