Originally Posted by Mister Arnie
....Once our duel commenced, the villain employed his own strategy. Shoving all-in every time I raised as a counter measure. 8/10 he revealed an ace as one of his holecards (Yes, I counted and yes, he was very generous with sharing this type of information). At this point, I felt pretty comfortable with including Ax in his range.
The best thing you can do is to start playing HU matches in the micros, 2NL HU and then work your way up to 5NLHU, 10NLHU...
Think of a tournament like an MMA fight. MMA fighters have to have multiple abilities, striking, wrestling, ju-juitsu, wrestling, submissions, etc...
Well, tournament players need to have a similar range of abilities. Need to be able to play deep stack, normal stack, short stack, bubble play, blind stealing, blind defense, final table play and then HEADS UP!!!!
If you go to pokerprolabs they have a rating system that I feel is decent in terms of gauging your abilities. They rate you from a Duece (low) to an Ace (high)
Play HUs matches until you can get a rating of a Jack or better (probably take you around 50 - 100 matches).
Anyways, being a decent HU player is a HUGE advantage in tourney play.