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    Hi guys, I'm having trouble when i get heads-up in 9-mans. I'm not used to play HU, so i make a lot of mistakes, like playing too tight or sometimes even too loose. In another words, i play a fair game till the end, but when it gets 3-way and HU my game start to suck lol.
    Do you guys have some tips to give me ? or some source that i could look for it ?

    Thanks !

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    Hi fp_boss77! I'd recommend taking a look at the videos from Andre in the video section. Also, try to attend any of his heads-up live trainings. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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    • #3
      hey JWK24, I'll take a look at the lessons.

      Thanks

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        Originally posted by fp_boss77 View Post
        Hi guys, I'm having trouble when i get heads-up in 9-mans. I'm not used to play HU, so i make a lot of mistakes, like playing too tight or sometimes even too loose. In another words, i play a fair game till the end, but when it gets 3-way and HU my game start to suck lol.
        Do you guys have some tips to give me ? or some source that i could look for it ?

        Thanks !
        in heads-up, you want to be the aggressor as much as possible. try to raise 80% or more of the time on the button preflop. when u get top pair or a flush draw, play it very aggressively, and be weary of folding. u can try slow playing against a spewy kind of opponent, but definitely not against a calling station. always be aware of stack sizes in proportion to the blinds, so that u always know how much postflop play u have in ur stack. u don't want to leave urself with too few chips to eliminate fold equity, but u don't want to leave too huge a stack behind b/c then ur not getting enough value out of ur hands (for example, i would never minbet all three streets). don't try to bluff too early in the session, when u still have a healthy stack (30-50 bbs). don't overcommit urself with just one pair early in the confrontation. don't be afraid to check for pot control, as many senarios will come up where betting will only get ur opponent to fold the worst hand and call or raise with the best hand. sometimes, the board texture and the ebb and flow of the game dictates a check even when a bet would seem more natural. 3-handed is very similar, except u have to be a little more careful playing in the small blind. also, when the other 2 players raise and reraise, it probably means u need to fold unless u have the nuts or some massive draw, or are a massive big stack and can afford it. hope this helps.

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