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  • monkiesystem

    December 4, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Heads up at the end of an MTT is different than other poker. Not only is there a completely different dynamic in the game, but your opponent will probably play differently than you’ve seen him play up to this point.

    On the BU/SB you should play the vast majority of your hands. Completing the SB risks being raised off the hand and if the BB is playing with proper aggression he should probably do just that very often.

    In my own humble opinion 20bb effective is too deep to start open-shoving. You can still play poker on the flop.

    You will have to figure out what open sizing will get your opponent to fold and deter him from 3-betting. Every opponent is different, you will have to experiment.

    In heads up play there are three supremely important things to remember: aggression, aggression, and aggression.

    Here’s an example: In a live tournament last year I got heads up with about one-third the amount of chips as my opponent. I just started raising 2.5x from the button with maybe 80%. He kept folding! He didn’t adjust. In the BB position I figured out he would fold if he limped (which he did alot) and I raised 3.5x. This went on for a long time. I kept waiting for him to adjust, but he let me run him over like that until I got all his chips.