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    • winnerke123
      winnerke123
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      Joined: 21.06.2009 Posts: 563
      Hello,

      I want to start to play HU. Starting with the 1$ HU Sng (Pokerstars) and building up so that I can maybe play later HU cash.

      I have some questions:
      - Starting with 50$, is that enough? (non-turbo HU SnG, I have played poker in the past)
      - Is Hu SnG the best choice if you want to play later HU cash?
      - Are there here in the forum HU players? Blogs?
      - Are there websites/persons who stake?
      - What are the best books?

      thnx
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    • Glopslart
      Glopslart
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      winnerke 123, greetings!

      You are where I was a while ago.
      1. My best guess is that $50 [USD] is probably enough to start playing HUSNGs [regular speed] , but note I have not played on Stars, just the i-poker network.

      2. I am not sufficiently qualified to answer about HU cash. The great difference is that, in cash, you can just walk away if you are feeling bad.

      3. If you look, you will find many blogs here by successful HU cash players, and by HUSNG hyperturbo players. I am not aware of any blogs by expert regular speed or turbo HUSNG players - but I may have missed something.

      4. If you google on the subject, yes, you will find websites out there which specialise in the HUSNG format.

      5. I am not aware of any specialised HUSNG books - you will find several that are good on cash - I have often heard Will Tipton's name mentioned in this context.

      Comment.

      Please note that these are not the words of an expert. In my opinion, HUSNGSs are a field where Pokerstrategy.com is currently weak. There are no dedicated strategy articles. There are a number of videos, which you may find helpful, but there is no coherent, integrated educational model for PS members to follow. The site has a partnership with the specialised site husng.com, which provided us with some of those videos, but the partnership is intermittent, rather than being visibly active.

      If you look on YouTube, you will find a lot of free educational material out there, which will be helpful - provided always that the rest of your life gives you the time to take advantage of it.

      Never forget that the hyperturbo format is a different game from regular and turbo.

      I have my own blog for regular speed HUSNGs, but I would not describe it as educational.
    • Ramble
      Ramble
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      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 1,423
      Hi winnerke123,

      I'm not very knowledgeable about HU games and can't answer many of your questions, but I'll answer a couple for you.
      I would think 50 buy-ins is a good bankroll to start at the HU SnG's.
      There are tons of HU players here and you can find hands being reviewed in the hand evaluation forums.
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1428

      Glopslart has a blog that you may find interetsing: The cards mock me.

      I hope this helps - and good luck at the tables.

      EDIT: Too funny - I had started my response before Glopslart answered... Thanks Glop!
    • winnerke123
      winnerke123
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      Thanx for the response !
      For the moment I play with 5$ (not deposit the 50$), but with 5$ it's difficult :f_biggrin: If it don't work, still possible to deposit 50$, but at least I could try with 5$

      Indead, It's difficult to find some information. In the past I was always staked, and that worked better for me. Now it's difficult to find the mistakes, to learn, ... . There is no much information for the HU SNG (non-turbo). But I will search some video's and blogs and let's hope it will work
    • Glopslart
      Glopslart
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      Originally posted by winnerke123
      Thanx for the response !
      For the moment I play with 5$ (not deposit the 50$), but with 5$ it's difficult :f_biggrin: If it don't work, still possible to deposit 50$, but at least I could try with 5$

      Indead, It's difficult to find some information. In the past I was always staked, and that worked better for me. Now it's difficult to find the mistakes, to learn, ... . There is no much information for the HU SNG (non-turbo). But I will search some video's and blogs and let's hope it will work
      $5 is not enough on its own. Either deposit, or play freerolls till you have enough. This site has excellent materials on how to play MTTs, and freeroll MTTs in particular.
    • kreivenas
      kreivenas
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      it's no good
    • Dazalef
      Dazalef
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      you have not got a clue. It's difficult just to play a hand for you my friend. Are you that skint to play with $5 Try a deposit them you may improve your poker skills [Edited by Lazza61]
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,454
      Hey Dazalef,

      Personal abuse of fellow PokerStrategists is unnecessary and a breach of our forum principles.

      Regards

      Laz
    • Dazalef
      Dazalef
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      yeah look what I'm getting
    • winnerke123
      winnerke123
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      I have deposit, so I don't understand what's the problem?
      I just asked some questions about the HU poker. Not a personal abuse
    • Lazza61
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      Hey winnerke,

      It's not you. :f_thumbsup: The offending posts have been removed.

      Regards

      Laz
    • winnerke123
      winnerke123
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      Ok, thank you!

      Are there here people who play HU? Because I don't find the blogs
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey winnerke123,

      You may want to check out ragney's HU hypers blog

      As for HU cash, just look through the Your Poker Blogs and Successes and challenges boards.

      Anything with Gordon, GordonGekko or Raskolnikov in the title. These will all be HU cash apart from I think one 6 max player.

      You can also check out Raskolnikov (GordonGekko) in his Champions Stand Up One More Time Than the Rest video series.

      Have fun

      Laz