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Old 05-14-2017, 02:03 AM   #1
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Opening size in Turbo Heads UP

Lately I identified 3 different trend in HU Turbo SNG.
1. Opening to 2X.
2. Opening to 3X.
3. Switching between 2X and 3X.

My default is a 2X open, but I would like to hear about the merits of the other sizes (and mainly about the switching strategy).

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Old 05-14-2017, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: Opening size in Turbo Heads UP

Stack depth has an effect (typically use smaller sizes when stacks are relatively short), but you can also deviate from your defaults to exploit a particular tendency of your opponent.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:50 PM   #3
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Re: Opening size in Turbo Heads UP


I mostly play heads up reg sngs.

I utilize a 2.5x open size from effective big blind 75 to 50, minraise with bb 25 to 50, and limp/shove/fold anything under 25 bb. I will occasionally mix in a minraise w/ a polarized range.

This may not be the best strategy but it's worked out for me so far.

*The size of the raise isn't really that much smaller in proportion to your stack when you look at the difference between a 75bb 2.5x raise and a 30bb minraise. I would not recommend swapping between a 2x and 3x raise strategy the same blind level in hu, as it becomes unnecessarily difficult to balance.

**As for limping w/ under 20bb, if you're raise/folding with garbage hands it becomes extremely profitable for your opponent to 3bet you light. I see this common mistake heads up with a lot of players.
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