Heads up Turbo strategies?
I've always dabbled a bit in low stakes Heads Up Turbo games on a few sites. I've found their "usually" soft...you often have a passive player who is waiting for "big hands" and just getting blinded down or you have a super aggressive all in shover. At first I hated these games because it was constant decisions and the fact that when you win you win less than double due to rake but when you lose you lose more than you'd win in profits. But I read an article that basically said to be a winning player at HU you basically need to win slightly more than 50% of all the HU games you play, 50% or less and you're a losing player, 51% or more and you technically are winning. Obviously you want to get your rate up to 60 or 70% to really keep it profitable.
I've found I can easily win a few in a row but then i lose a few and it feels like I'm back pedaling. Often the loses are to super aggressive all in shovers who are behind on the flop but get the special card on the river to stay alive or to knock me out. I know I can't control this if I'm making good calls but I can control other parts of the game to knock down their stack so when they do go all in it doesn't take me out of the game on a draw.
That said I've found you have to steal blinds and you almost always have to raise from the SB position. More often than not I find players are hunting on the flop and if they miss they'll fold to any bet.
So for those that play a lot of heads up tournaments, do you have any tips or skill sets that you find extremely useful for consistently winning these very aggressive games?
Note: I'm talking about head up tournaments where it starts 1 on 1 (this can include shootout games as well but i don't usually play those). I'm not talking about when you get to heads up in a MTT or SNG although the strategy appears similar.