Submit your questions for heads-up expert Will Tipton and win his new book

    • BarryCarter
      BarryCarter
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      Heads-up fans we have a treat for you today. Heads-up specialist Will Tipton has agreed to answer your questions on heads-up cash games, tournaments and SNGs.

      He will also be giving away five ebook copies of his new book Expert Heads Up No Limit Hold'em: v. 2: Strategies for Multiple Streets.

      All you have to do to have your question answered by Will is to post it in this thread. We will pick out the best questions for Will and five of which will be picked out to win a copy of his new book.

      Will is a poker player, author and PhD at Cornell University. He has been playing poker since 2007 and is a regular in the high stakes heads-up games online.

      Please submit your questions by Tuesday April 27.

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    • jbpatzer
      jbpatzer
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      Joined: 22.11.2009 Posts: 6,950
      Have you tried playing HU against PokerSnowie, and if you have, what did you think about its strategy?
    • bbosstjan
      bbosstjan
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      Joined: 13.04.2009 Posts: 277
      Do you think it is possible to build up a BR starting from microstakes (NL10)? Most people say that playing NL HU under NL50 is just plain stupid, due to insanely high rake in HU games?
    • Lucker9200
      Lucker9200
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      Joined: 18.06.2010 Posts: 271
      How would you construct your cbetting strategy in position on a ~dry lowish board with something like bottom/mid pair 100bb eff vs a reasonable player @ nl hu table. For example on a 952r board, how would you play your 2x/5x type of hands - would you cbet all 5x/2x , would you cbet some of them , none of them or just the 2x or just the 5x or specific 5x/specific 2x etc when checked to?
    • pepan47
      pepan47
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      What do you thing about 4 player heads up games?
    • AlabardaRNMD
      AlabardaRNMD
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      Joined: 01.11.2009 Posts: 1,222
      With all the good stuff someone can have for free from forums, youtube videos ect, is still a book one of the best choice to learn a poker strategy nowday?
    • LemOn36
      LemOn36
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,633
      Hey chief

      I struggle with high cbet %

      nowadays it's standard to raise >80% to 2X/2.5X which leads to super wide calling ranges. And it's just really hard to rep a hand on e.g. dry flops with check raises etc.
      Add to that our weakened range as we 3bet top X% hands where he has 100% strong hand combos in PFR and we are oop, without initiative with range disadvantage on most boards.

      What are the main points you'd suggest for a ring player that ventures into HU to start combating this? Is having leading ranges on flop or turn an answer?
    • mrkhaan
      mrkhaan
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      Joined: 23.02.2011 Posts: 263
      what, in your opinion, is the best way to deal with maniacs/overly aggro villains in HU?
      range for calling 3bets PF?
      range for 4beting PF?
      how to deal with frequent aggression on the board?
    • dooleslovs
      dooleslovs
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      Joined: 17.02.2011 Posts: 485
      Hi. Lets asume you play hu cash against your self 100bb deep. You cold call 3bet. How much equity you will realize on avarage? Will specific hand realize more eqiuty? And what your ranges look like in this situation. Thanks.
    • Itsnevereasy
      Itsnevereasy
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      A player who you perceive to be a probable fish joins your NL600 HU table. (stack size,name, you've never seen him before)

      How would you go about gathering information about him. And what conclusions would you be able to make about him in the first 10-15 hands of play. Obviously a very broad question, but could you give some examples please?

      Thanks!
    • metza
      metza
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      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      How easy is it to accurately gauge if you have an edge on someone HU? For whales its obviously super easy, but for regs is it often hard to know who is actually better?
    • larsonk7
      larsonk7
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      Joined: 10.10.2012 Posts: 137
      Hi Will,

      What do you feel would be the best strategy for dealing with a really aggro player HU in cash, who is 3 betting a high % of the time, not folding to 4 bets and calling really light pre?
    • larsonk7
      larsonk7
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      Joined: 10.10.2012 Posts: 137
      Just another quick question :)

      What do you think of limping a wide range in HU hyper Sit and Go's, 500 starting chips, blinds 10/20, with 2 minute blind levels, as a strategy?
    • SariyskiS
      SariyskiS
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      Joined: 26.10.2011 Posts: 1,706
      Hi Will,

      Let me first of all thank you for the initiative and congratulate you on editing your second book. I loved the first one and looking forward to reading your new work of art =)

      Here's my question: What is your general approach to playing 4bet pots both IP and OOP with good Ace and King highs against opponents with aggressive tendencies? Which boards are you more likely to continue on unimproved with such holdings assuming that the opponent is capable of barreling off aggressively?

      Best Regards,
      S :f_love:
    • SinCauser
      SinCauser
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      Joined: 11.05.2011 Posts: 6
      Hello,

      What would you recommend for a NL200 6max player planning to make a transition to HU games in terms of bankroll, stakes and poker sites?

      Seems like HU sessions can be quite time consuming as there is a lot of waiting, so could you also share your advice on improving endurance and focus during long sessions?

      Thank you!
    • serverm07
      serverm07
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      Joined: 08.08.2012 Posts: 1,130
      Hey,

      I'm assuming you have played live poker at point or another and I'm also assuming some hot shot challenged you to a hu4rollz, what was your answer?

      Or perhaps if that hasn't happened, what would your answer be if you were to get challenged to a hu4rollz?
    • mblazic87
      mblazic87
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      Joined: 26.11.2010 Posts: 14
      Hi Will!

      How close do you think short stack HU games (25bb hypers) are to being solved given that regs >$200 buy in level hardly beat rake anymore against eachother? And will we see you demonstrating your knowledge against top regs again soon or will you not play untill poker is regulated in US again?

      Thanks for answers, good luck!
    • SariyskiS
      SariyskiS
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      Joined: 26.10.2011 Posts: 1,706
      Hello,

      Any updates on this please? When will the results be communicated?
    • BarryCarter
      BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by SariyskiS
      Hello,

      Any updates on this please? When will the results be communicated?
      I passed the questions over to Will and we are expecting the answers + winners by mid week next week
    • BarryCarter
      BarryCarter
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      Will's answers will be on the site on Wednesday/Thursday this week.

      However, he has picked his five winners:

      ucker9200, Mrkhaan, Itsnevereasy, larsonk7, and mblazic87

      If the lucky winners could add me as a friend in our community section, I'll email them with how to get their prize
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