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Old 06-06-2005, 12:12 PM
shadyridr shadyridr is offline
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

WOW You played way too tight!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you got a J,Q,K,A you always RAISE!. If you got a pocket pair PUSH! Push and take down the blinds. That is the key. If you lose, you lose.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:15 PM
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

Also why are you raising when you're shortstacked? PUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:15 PM
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OK. I understand, but where is the line in getting aggressive and backing off? If I start to push and go for the throat, and it's not there, then your chips are potentially gone on poor hands, or am I missing something?
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:17 PM
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

When you say push, you are referring to AI?
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

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When you say push, you are referring to AI?

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Yes.

If I sensed an opponent is weak/tight, the style you were playing, I start pushing literally every hand. Before you catch on I'll have taken half your stack in blinds.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

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OK. I understand, but where is the line in getting aggressive and backing off? If I start to push and go for the throat, and it's not there, then your chips are potentially gone on poor hands, or am I missing something?

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Pushing takes all the decision making out of the equation. Push with good hands, fold with poor hands, rarely call. You should barely be seeing any flops. If your playing a heads-up chump (no offense but according to this hand history Id consider you one) just raising instead of pushing will work too.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

Heads up play comes down to luck and aggression. There should barely be any strategy.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:21 PM
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If your playing a heads-up chump (no offense but according to this hand history Id consider you one) just raising instead of pushing will work too.

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That's really bad advice. Push, don't raise. Just raising with the blinds that high is for "heads up chumps."
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: My First SNG single table...Comments on my heads up???

So if I'm heads up, and I am dealt 2/8, and I play because I'm on the BB, and the flop is 3/6/8, I should push my eights because they are top pair?

YES - you are probably ahead so make the other player make the tough decisions

Certainly that would only work heads up, and not in a multiway?

CORRECT - there are a lot more cards out there in a multiway pot, therefore a lot more hands that you could lose to

Also, what are you limping with crap hands for? You are giving free cards to the other player and bleeding chips. Stop calling and either push or fold when you're heads up (when the blinds are large). If you're playing at a site where the blinds are small compared to the chip stacks, at least make a solid raise if you're going to get involved with a hand from the SB.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:23 PM
Phil Van Sexton Phil Van Sexton is offline
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I'm not certain one poorly played hand should taint my entire history..LOL. I play 66seat tourneys at a casino, and of the five I have played, I have made final table 3 times, and been 16 and 12th the other two, so I can't be that "terrible."

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Ok, I read the whole thing. I try not to dump on new players because we were all new once, and it's not like I'm at the WSOP right now. That being said, I have to be honest if I am going to help you here.

The bad news is that this was probably the worst display of heads-up poker I've ever seen. You seem to be lacking the understanding of a several key concepts that are required to be successful.

The good news is that you have had some limited success despite these glaring holes in your game, so it's possible that you have some ability.

A couple things:
- 5 tournaments are not a valid sample. You could still be terrible.
- Live game players are worse than online players on average. The play at 3/6 live is usually pathetic. While still awful, PartyPoker .50/1 or 1/2 players are better.

You may be better than 90% of the people who play these limits, but 95% of these players are losers so that's not good enough.

It seems like everyone else is giving specific advice, so I won't bother. Personally, I would get some books like Theory of Poker and start reading, A LOT. Good luck.
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