I got hooked on HU NL ring games a while ago. I was making good profit playing 4/6 MAX but I like the fast paced 1V1 battle of HU.
I’m not a great HU player but play short hand well so I asked for help on community FORUMs for tips & strategy. I learnt a lot quickly & deff benefited!
I’m now going to try & improve & play HU SnGs. I’ll post some good wins etc but I’ll probably try and post some losses more often for #hand review & analysis bc that will be more benfeficial for my own improvement but hopefully others too. To start with the following are only wins unfortunately.
The following is the first hand of a short 13 hands match HU SnG which I won:
Hand# 619513394 (1st hand)
Button: I raised ATo 3x.
Flop: 9cQs4d rainbow so I’m ok to defend & check in position for some pot control. I’m not concerned about Q and feel I can give a free turn HU.
Turn/River: Turn is a 4s which is meaningless so I still feel good & call 63 into 180 pot quickly. I river a Th & its checked to me. I consider a value bet, but in SnG I’m more cautious. I don’t think enough hands call my river value bet so I check to win a decent 1st hand pot.
This hand is revealing & gives me some good Villain info. V will bluff, & calls a little lite with 7d6d!!!
This hand was my favourite:
Hand# 619514030 (9th hand 86o)
I limped 86o on the button a hand I will often fold. I bet 75% the flop bc its very often the best hand & a small pot. V check raises to 195 into a pot of 105. I call what I feel is probably a bluff or maybe a 6 often based on tendencies.
On the turn I bet a lil more than 25%, a small weak deff value bet, bc my hand improved to 88JJ & I now beat 6 with a better kicker, which I was losing to.
I check the river in position bc I dont think its worth value betting especially in an SnG and win 23BB.
The final winning hand:
Button: limping Js6s & calling a min raise.
I flop a flush draw & have an easy call.
Turn/River: 4h so im still drawing & very much doubt V has a 4 & my J could still hit top pair to win, so I feel Im still in good shape. River is a great card As so I have the flush & hope V has top pair. RP players play so bad so its difficult to know, but V shoves to show T8 nothing bluff.
Villains play didn’t make much sense but I expect an A a fair bit on the river with a preflop min raise.
I like the fact HU is against only 1 opponent, & strategy is simpler to some degree. Its fast paced & rarely boring.
I’m going to try & post a minimal amount of simple hands with the following objectives in mind:
- Villain: defining & exploiting their play etc.
- How Hero could play better, including mistakes ets (generally losing hands)
- Hands played well.
The point of reviewing these hands is to improve my own game & possibly help others improve their game too. Constructive criticism welcome & I’ll try & post some more interesting hands later.