HU SNGs - Question & advices please

    • Tosh5457
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      Hi, I've played some HU SNGs now and I'm enjoying them, much more skill needed and less luck. But I've been finding some problems... Some opponents I get don't fold overcards and never fold preflop to a raise, so I'm never in control because I can't be the aggressor if I don't hit the flop... What should I do against these opponents?

      And could any of you that play HUs too give me some advices? Like I said I'm fairly new to this variant, but I'm willing to learn how to play it the best I can. Thanks :)
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    • curnow
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      in HU always play the player and get to know the different styles of play
      you dont have to be the aggressor all the time and someone like that is so easy to trap , and in the end if there is someone you know will beat you , there is always lotto

      HU sng is very specialist particulary on the higher levels and you need to know what you are doing
    • Backcushion
      Backcushion
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      Originally posted by Tosh5457
      much more skill needed and less luck.)
      Somehow i doubt it.
    • timukasr
      timukasr
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      HU SNGs lately really popular... Should give it a try one day.
    • Tosh5457
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      Ah nevermind, I don't play them anymore. They're too swingy and I really can't stand to lose to donkeys on heads-up...
    • cannell555
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      Originally posted by Tosh5457
      Ah nevermind, I don't play them anymore. They're too swingy and I really can't stand to lose to donkeys on heads-up...
      You dont play them anymore? The OP was only made yesterday!
    • arjun2001
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      Originally posted by Tosh5457
      Ah nevermind, I don't play them anymore. They're too swingy and I really can't stand to lose to donkeys on heads-up...
      Don' play them seriously, I was winning like 1 or 2 more than losing, but the rake killed my profits and brought it down to like -$5 even though I was winning more than losing.

      So unless you can play the $50 ones , just play once in a while .....
    • Horin
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      Originally posted by arjun2001


      So unless you can play the $50 ones , just play once in a while .....
      Play once in why why? If you know it is not profitable why play even 1 more? I was thinking we are playing poker not for fun but for fun from making money.

      No offence, just my oppinion ;)
    • Gonira
      Gonira
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      the rake in heads up is just as expensive as in the 10 players sng's (COMPLETELY different from this is cash games HU).

      but i don't like them. personal taste.
    • arjun2001
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      Originally posted by Horin
      Originally posted by arjun2001


      So unless you can play the $50 ones , just play once in a while .....
      Play once in why why? If you know it is not profitable why play even 1 more? I was thinking we are playing poker not for fun but for fun from making money.

      No offence, just my oppinion ;)
      I meant so that you don't feel like playing a high buy-in heads up game, just play maybe 1 or 2 games to practise because at higher buy-ins it is profitable with some sort of rakeback.

      Without rakeback at lower levels you shouldn't play it. Don't play it at all if you want, but I like to play one maybe in a month or something because I feel like it. And it doesn't hurt your bankroll to play one $2 game in a month for fun and practise.