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Old 02-04-2011, 01:42 AM   #151
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Do most of you guys just join a couple HU tables and wait for people to sit you then play them? Right now that's what I do and I play whoever sits instead of finding someone to play and joining their table. I find that the players I end up playing this way are about 70% random/weak/terrible and 30% regs which is a nice mix. Just wondering what you guys normally do, thanks.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:11 AM   #152
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Do most of you guys just join a couple HU tables and wait for people to sit you then play them? Right now that's what I do and I play whoever sits instead of finding someone to play and joining their table. I find that the players I end up playing this way are about 70% random/weak/terrible and 30% regs which is a nice mix. Just wondering what you guys normally do, thanks.
Yeah this is what bumhunting is lol. Why dont you just ptr them after they sit you?
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:47 AM   #153
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I started a thread asking about Doyle's Room, I kind of wanted to discuss DR specifically and not derail this thread too much.


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Old 02-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #154
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Yeah this is what bumhunting is lol. Why dont you just ptr them after they sit you?
haha. I don't really mean to bumhunt It is nice though it saves the time of me sitting people and them sitting out a lot of the time, and the mix of players that join seems nice (euphemism!). Just join and wait for someone. I rarely sit people out though, I just leave if I am getting pummeled or something heh. Is ptr allowed for stars? For some reason I thought I heard it isn't but this may be flat out wrong. Pretty overrolled for the stakes though so I don't care too much if I play a good reg it is nice practice (unless I get pummeled then it kinda sucks heh)
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:46 AM   #155
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anyone mind sharing ur HU hud for HEM? i just realised that my hud sucks badly, lol
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:50 PM   #156
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100NL 100BB stacks vs unknown 'reg'
we have both been 3b a decent amount this is his first 4b still pretty early

i have 99 action is raise $3 i 3b to $10 he 4b to $24

is this a super standard shove? do you 5b a non all in size? anyone flat?
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #157
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100NL 100BB stacks vs unknown 'reg'
we have both been 3b a decent amount this is his first 4b still pretty early

i have 99 action is raise $3 i 3b to $10 he 4b to $24

is this a super standard shove? do you 5b a non all in size? anyone flat?
Being that its his first 4 bet is worrysome but it an All in Shove. Flatting is pretty terrible with a hand like 99 and 5b to a non all in size is kinda pointless and folding is bad too so yeah standard jam
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #158
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Being that its his first 4 bet is worrysome but it an All in Shove. Flatting is pretty terrible with a hand like 99 and 5b to a non all in size is kinda pointless and folding is bad too so yeah standard jam
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:00 PM   #159
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I am still new to HU, and have not posted in this area yet, so first off hello HU people!

And now for some noob questions. From what I have learned so far, when we are in BB we should defend at least 38% because if we defend less then opponent will be able to make a profit with any two cards. But I think that the need to defend at least 38% is valid only when opponent actually IS opening near 100%, and as long as he is not doing this, then we can, and possibly even should, defend much less. Is that correct?

Next, lets change it up to when we are in SB. If opponent is defending less than 38%, we start opening any two cards. If he starts defending more than 38%, we start opening less... is that correct? But then, is there some point at which he continues to defend more and more that we, instead of opening less and less, reverse the trend and start opening more? The reason why I ask this is because I do think that we steal less as he defends more, but I recently came across something that seemed to imply the opposite, that we steal more as he defends more, and the only way that that could be true is if there is some type of inflection point where he defends so much that the trend starts to go the other way. Maybe it has something to do with him defending way too wide, and then check-folding to like 60% of flops (I think 60% check-folding makes opening any two cards profitable)?
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #160
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Hey so I have been playing some HU but I'm not that good... I seem to spew a lot and I don't know whats going on... Anyways I was wondering if there were any good articles I could read about HU...
What do you think is the best way to improve your HU game?

Basically just any kind of general knowledge to really learn about HU would be great.

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Old 02-12-2011, 12:56 AM   #161
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Hey so I have been playing some HU but I'm not that good... I seem to spew a lot and I don't know whats going on... Anyways I was wondering if there were any good articles I could read about HU...
What do you think is the best way to improve your HU game?

Basically just any kind of general knowledge to really learn about HU would be great.

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DeucesCracked or Leggo HU videos. Also, MasterLJ's cardrunners videos.


Get a subscription somewhere and start watching and taking notes.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:16 AM   #162
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Is there free videos somewhere in HU cash thread made by forum users, like in 6max or full ring forums.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:41 PM   #163
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Hello, pretty new to poker here.

Do any sites offer HUNLHE at stakes below 50NL?

Any help is appreciated.


www.betraiser.com - Rake Free Site. Good place to learn HU.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:20 AM   #164
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Quick question that I'm sure has been answered many times but I cant find it atm.
Is there any situation where limping pre is profitable? Or should you always either open or fold otb? TY
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:44 AM   #165
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Quick question that I'm sure has been answered many times but I cant find it atm.
Is there any situation where limping pre is profitable? Or should you always either open or fold otb? TY


Raise 100% OTB, imo
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:43 AM   #166
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Raise 100% OTB, imo
TY, have been doing this.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #167
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I have this problem that when I play HU and i stack some1 my play changes because conciouslly and kind of subconsiously i want to protect thebuyin I just won. Has any1 else has ever had this issue and how did u fi it

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #168
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I have this problem that when I play HU and i stack some1 my play changes because conciouslly and kind of subconsiously i want to protect thebuyin I just won. Has any1 else has ever had this issue and how did u fi it

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play stakes your are comfortable it. if you are uncomfortable losing 5 buy ins or so at the current stake, you probably shouldnt playing them
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:46 AM   #169
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What hands should I use to 3bet bluff?

When constructing a polarized 3betting range, I could build the air portion using a subset of hands from this 11.5% range: K7s-K4s,Q8s-Q5s,J8s-J6s,T7s-T6s,97s-96s,86s-85s,75s+,65s,A7o-A2o

But what hands in that 11.5% are actually good to bluff with? Should I avoid the offsuit aces?

If I want 6.0% worth of bluff hands, should I use this: K7s-K4s,Q8s-Q5s,J8s-J6s,T7s-T6s,97s-96s,86s-85s,75s+,65s

Or should I use this: K7s,Q8s,A7o-A2o

The offsuit Ax hands give me a blocker, but I have read and heard that they are not good to use for 3betting.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:17 AM   #170
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Do you where I can get a good HUNL HUD for HEM? Or is that usually not available nowhere so I have to make one myself?

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:36 AM   #171
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I have this problem that when I play HU and i stack some1 my play changes because conciouslly and kind of subconsiously i want to protect thebuyin I just won. Has any1 else has ever had this issue and how did u fi it

thank you
This is very common in HU players (recreational ones esp). You have to separate each decision. Focus only on the current hand. Focus on playing the current hand as best as possible, for the most EV. When your mind drifts from this basic goal it's time to quit
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #172
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Hi guys. I am an American and would like to know what sites are available besides Stars/ FT/Bodog that have easy deposit and withdrawal methods (i.e. echeck/bankwire/check) and have decent HU traffic for .5/1 - 2/4. Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #173
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Hi guys. I am an American and would like to know what sites are available besides Stars/ FT/Bodog that have easy deposit and withdrawal methods (i.e. echeck/bankwire/check) and have decent HU traffic for .5/1 - 2/4. Thanks for your help.
I only play on FTP but i am australian would also like too know if there other good sites to play for the same details as above.
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:16 AM   #174
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Hello pros,

I just would like to ask you guys, if you know some poker site where I can play low HU cash. I currently play at Casino Euro... its part of On game network..I guess.. it doesnt, however, offer any rake back ...
I like pokerstars, but the lowest HU cash is 0,25/0,50 which is very high for me. I am looking for something like 5-10 usd max buyin to the table. I know that at these stakes I wont make big rake back, but when I look at my stats and I see how much I paid as a rake... I thought that any dolar from rakeback would be nice...

so if there is any site with this kinda combination (low hu cash games + rakeback) I would be very happy to hear about.

thanks a lot
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Hello pros,

I just would like to ask you guys, if you know some poker site where I can play low HU cash. I currently play at Casino Euro... its part of On game network..I guess.. it doesnt, however, offer any rake back ...
I like pokerstars, but the lowest HU cash is 0,25/0,50 which is very high for me. I am looking for something like 5-10 usd max buyin to the table. I know that at these stakes I wont make big rake back, but when I look at my stats and I see how much I paid as a rake... I thought that any dolar from rakeback would be nice...

so if there is any site with this kinda combination (low hu cash games + rakeback) I would be very happy to hear about.

thanks a lot


BetRaiser, there is no rake. So, no need for rakeback.
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