CHAPTER 7 – Heads Up! Time to Take down First Place


When you are heads up, the number of hands you play greatly increases and the odds of winning each hand is completely different. Hands such as A2 offsuite produce great results in heads up matches.

If you look into it, you’ll find that hands as lowly as A2o produce good results in a heads up match. Knowing a little bit about which hands suddenly became valuable, means you can recognize when you have a new edge, and exploit it.

If you follow my strategies below for heads up, you will almost be guaranteed to win.


Play LOTS AND LOTS of hands – I play about 75-85% of the hands in a heads up situation. Rule of thumb here is to play any A or any K.
Heads up Poker

Apply Pressure – Raise preflop with any hand that has an Ace or King. If the flop hits you, there is a large pot to be won and you will carry more than likely the winning hand. If the flop doesn’t hit you, you are still in position to pick up the pot with a continuation bet representing a monster hand.


Position – being aggressive while in position means you have the opportunity to control the last bet that goes into the pot. When you’re a head in the hand, you can increase the pot in your favour, and then take it down! When you’re behind in the hand you can check it down and see free cards, maximizing your chances of winning.


Hitting the Flop- If you catch any part of the flop heads up, the statistics say that you are ahead.


Gain Experience- Almost all poker rooms offer 1 on 1 heads up tournaments. Play a few of these a day, this will help in taking down first place in Sit&Go’s.

If you follow these 5 tips, you will definitely see an increase in profits and take down first place after first place.

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