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Heads Up Play at Cash Tables! - Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:12 PM
EdinFreeMan's Avatar
Since: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,540
Now you might have to bear with me a bit here....there is a story.

When I used to play cash 2NL tables I mainly played full ring, then when Felix started training on 6Max I switched to that format.

At some point Andre (Horrorsomething - I refer to him as HorrorShow but thats not it) started training on Heads Up sitngos and I played a series of those at the basic $1.50 STT 2 player game. My heads up play improved enormously after just a few sessions form being absolute shyte to reasonably OK. I basically was almost break even - give or take a wee bit.

Now - here's the thing.

I was playing 6-max today as part of my practice for the PSO Official cash FR/6Max challenge, and the tables kept breaking up. Usually I want to be seated at a full table (be it 6 or 9/10), but I realised that as the table broke down I could get heads up with a player who may not be au fait with that format. So I ended up playing heads up at 6-max tables and reverted to my HU sitngo style and it worked pretty well.

I then went off and played a few $1.50 HU sitngos and did pretty well there too, but I think I may have stumbled inadvertently on a boon. Instead of playing HU specialists, or looking for almost full up seated players at cash tables, it might be good to sit down with one player at a 6max/FR cash game and play them heads up if you are good at that style.

Now please don't tell anybody about this, lets keep it to ourselves.

Ed from edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:43 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
Hey Ed!

You're absolutely 100% correct. It doesn't matter whether it's a HU game, ring game or any type of tourney. When it gets down to 2 players left in a pot... they're all essentially HU play.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Similar story here - Sun Mar 18, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 181
I play 6 max and have found something similar, too. Watching Horror77's training has improved my previously very bad heads-up play, to the point that I will stick around when a 6 max table gets shorthanded, especially if I see people not adjusting. It can be very profitable.

I would be wary of joining 6max tables where one person is sitting waiting though. These players are often good heads-up players hoping to be joined by unwary fish.

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