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Heads up refers to play between 2 players. A hand can start heads up, or it can become heads up when all but 2 players fold.

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When are you allowed to reveal your hand?

Ok, here's the scenario. 2 players play in a heads up poker game with family and friends for Player 1's birthday. Flop has 4, A, Q. Player 1 (P1) goes all in. Player 2 (P2) takes a long time deciding ...
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Does the OTG strategy for heads-up limit Hold'em give a positive reward against a non-optimal opponent?

Consider the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors (1v1), +1 when we win, -1 when we loose. An OTG strategy is to select each sign uniformly at random. Unfortunately, this strategy will give you an expected ...
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Help me remember this EPIC hero call?

Please help me remember this famous hand. It was an epic hero call with like 6 or 10 high. They were outdoors, which is odd for poker tournaments, and it was the final hand. There was lots of wind ...
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In heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker, how often can you expect to win against an opponent who goes all-in on all hands?

Going all in on all-hands is clearly suboptimal, but facing such a player would be challenging - at some point, you still need to take a chance. So given optimal play, how often can you expect to beat ...
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What happens when a big blind player is low on chips in heads-up game

Let's Say it's an online NLHE game and there are two players on the table. SB/BB = 10/20 Players: Player 1 (BB): 10 chips left Player 2 (SB) (Button) : 1500 chips left So What Happens now is that ...
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Does this hand make sense?

This hand is part of the IRC poker database. It's a limit heads-up game with a $10 small bet and a $20 big bet. The database shows the following actions for the two players "Carcass" and "num": ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

$5 Spin & Go on Pokerstars. You are currently heads up at 15/30 blinds. Your opponent is someone you've encountered a few times before; you have him provisionally categorized as "competent reg" -...
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Postflop guidelines

I am currently trying to expand my knowledge of hyper-turbo heads-up SNG (stacks starting at about 25BB) It is pretty easy to find GTO charts for pre-flop ranges, both from the SB and the BB, but ...
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Hu Plo KQT2 on flop T84

Hand is played by famous player Rui "Gohanounet" Cao at 25/50. He description of opponent : a good regular, but too tight for heads up, have trouble bluffing enough, is solid when calling and when ...
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

I'm playing heads-up in a cash game (only 2 players at the table). I have 40xBB. The opponent has 60xBB. I'm BB. I have A♥9♦ The villain min-raises. I raise 5xBB. He calls. The flop: J♠Q♠K♠ I go ...
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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

I have laid out the how I played the hand below, can you advise if there is a better way I could had played it? Thanks. $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Preflop: Hero is UTG with T♦T♠ Hero ...
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Occurence of heads-up in full table poker [closed]

How often, in your experience, do heads-up situations (exactly two players in the game) occur in full table casino cash Hold'em games?
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Optimal probability ranges for specific key figures (e.g. VPIP)

In my bachelor thesis I am developing a computer player, trying to model the opponent's behaviour, while keeping track of the following features: Preflop: Voluntarily put money into the pot (VPIP) ...
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Hand Vs hand odds [duplicate]

Is there an equation that represents the odd of hand Vs hand. So for example Heads up all in play Player 1 AA Player 2 A3 off suit Flop 2,4,Q Turn 5 River 9 What would be the odds of player 2 ...
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Is the Nash equilibrum strategy probabilistic?

Suppose you play with a Nash equilbirum strategy in a heads up NLH match, can you play every equal situation in the same way? (Equal in the sense of the same cards on the board and in your hand and ...
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Heads-up NLH 200BB deep river decision

I was playing heads-up NLH $0.01/$0.02 against a relatively solid player. We were 200BB deep. See the action of the hand below: So I decided to check-raise turn. I could have just called as well, but ...
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What would be the correct river play?

I was playing heads-up 2NL against a massive fish. He played relatively straight forward and called correctly in most spots, but he never raised to a bet. My strategy was therefore to continuation bet ...
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Is the heads up NLH no mixing Nash equilibrium strategy known?

In real games, it seems an NLH heads up bot is now at the point of (or close to) being able to beat the best human players. See https://www.cs.cmu.edu/news/cmu-ai-tough-poker-player For heads up limit,...
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Uncapped betting in FL game HU on river with nuts on board?

My understanding is that it's common in limit games where usually there is a 4-bet (or 3-raise) betting cap to remove this cap when a hand is heads-up. If so, what happens in a situation where we ...
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Married to overpair?

I just played a cash game hand yesterday that made me wonder if I'm too married to my overpairs. It's a headsup game, and we both have about 40X, with me slightly ahead. I wake up to QQ and raise to ...
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How to improve your heads up game

I play a lot of texas hold'em with colleagues & friends. We have our own little league going. Whilst I have won quite a few times, I still find myself struggling when going heads up. It's my main ...
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Straight draw in heads up?

With a stack of 3000, 50/100 blinds, I was holding: 2 4 (not suited) I'm big blind in a heads up game. Opponent matches the big blind, so I end up playing a hand I'd never play otherwise. Flop:...
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Missing the blinds in heads up play

Depending on the blinds positioning system, i've seen situations when a player can miss either the small or the big blind alone or both. Pokerstars (and not only), due to it's forward button system, ...
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Do you HAVE to show your cards in an all-in heads up situation?

Let's say we have a heads up game, or a hand in which only two players remain. After the... let's say turn, player one goes all-in and player two calls. Are there any official rules about showing the ...
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Calculating the Probability of Reaching a Certain Amount of BB vs Hero

I'm looking for help to build a statistic in excel or just mathematically. What I want to figure is the chance of another player (villain) increase his stack with X BBs when I estimate his BB/100 to ...
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TAG vs LAG stats in HU

What are the typical stats for VPIP, PFR, 3bet etc. of a good TAG and a LAG in NL high-stakes heads up poker?
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HU EV facing an open shove from sb with ~10bb

This is my first post, I'm looking to find out what the EV of calling this shove is. I've been reading Will Tipton's Expert HUNL book and I'm not really sure what to do when calculating the EV of ...
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What are the overall odds of winning a heads up, texas hold em hand?

I was wondering if anyone has the odds of a heads up hold em hand. I've done some searching and haven't exactly found the answer. I did try adding up the odds of winning for all 169 possible ...
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Readless Preflop Strategy for Pokerstars HU Hyperturbo SNGs?

I ran into several materials about hyperturbo heads-up SNGs from different sources, and their preflop ranges readless are really different. Some reccomend open raising 90-100% hands, others limping ...
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Heads up NLHE, is it harder to beat rake then full ring?

I don't play HU but tried to play one game at 10NL. I can't remember exact numbers but we both started with 10$ stack and played many hands until I took his all stack. I left table with ~14-15$. Is it ...
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In heads-up Texas hold'em, what starting hands are "above average" pre-flop?

In heads-up Texas hold'em what are the pockets that are "above average" pre-flop? In other words, what would I need to hold to be infront of two random cards held by the other player?
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How does an opponent's all-in range change after showing an all-in bluff in an online heads-up tournament?

Just to clarify something: I am talking about Online heads-up. (I believe in real life this trick is not used that frequently). In online heads-up tournaments, you barely know how your opponent plays,...
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How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?

How do I calculate my expected value of shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play? I know several factors are involved Pot Size My Stack His Stack My chance of winning if he calls His chance ...
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Expected Value for SB und BB in NL HU (GTO)

Lets consider a NL HU Match 100BB deep (no rake). Both players are playing GTO (game theoretical optimum). Lets assume in the GTO Strategy the SB open limps or open raises r times and open folds f ...
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