Hi Guys, Yesterday played 4x Heads-Up Tables with a $400 Buy-in on each. Here is some interesting hand from one of the tables and a good guide on how to play against aggressive players.
Hold’em No Limit Heads Up ($2/$4 USD)
SB (Hero) $418
BB $350 (40/35/5/39)
Preflop: ($6) Hero is SB with 10♠10♥
Hero Limps $2, BB Raises $20, Hero Calls $16
Flop: ($40) (2 players) 9♥K♦3♣
BB bets 30, Hero raises $70, BB calls $40,
Turn: ($200) (2 players) 8♣
BB checks, Hero bets $150, BB calls $150 (All in),
River: ($1340.16) K♠ (2 players)
Final Pot: $700
Hero (SB) shows 10♠10♥ (pair of tens)
BB shows A♠9♣ (Pair of Nines)
Hero wins $700
So the basic idea behind how to play against an aggressive players is that you have to wait for appropriate value hand and appropriate flop to know that you are favourite (70% of the times)
In the situation described above King od Diamonds was definetley a bad hand for me, however he will not have a King in most of situations. Against an aggressive player you can always assume that your middle pair is strong enough to go all in in the right situation at the right time.
Before making a move like that you need to be sure against what kind of player do you play, that is why stats are crucial. If you are playing at the multiple tables at the same time, the only way you can follow on what your opponent does is by having statistics and making the right notes on your opponent.
By the way i have finished yesterday’s session with a total profit of $1,345 . I have played against 3 agressive guys and one really tight opponent. Don’t forget to follow this blog, shortly I will post my strategy with some examples against tight players. If yo have any questions about this particular hand or any other poker related questions feel free to leave comments here, or ask me on facebook or twitter.