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Monday, November 3, 2014

Perfect Heads-Up Limit Hold' Em Strategy part 1

STUDYING THE STRATEGIES OF THE FOUR ALL-TIME BEST HULHE PLAYERS, MAN OR MACHINE, TO CREATE YOUR OWN


The best way to find the Perfect Heads-Up Fixed Limit Hold' Em Strategy is to study the strategies used by the great ones.  For me the greats in HULHE are two humans plus two machines.  My two human players are Phil Ivey and Andy Beal.  My two poker bots are Polaris and Texas Hold ‘Em Heads Up Poker.  I will try to enter the brain of those four world-class experts to find and analyze their winning strategies.





Phil Ivey's HUHU FL HE strategy:

Step 1. Raise pre-flop in position

Raise pre-flop in the big blind with (1:1)
Ax, Kx, Q3s, Q6, J8, T7s, T9, 98s, 33+
Step 2. Continuation bet on the flop and turn 100% of the time
Step 3. Leaving after losing one buy-in

Keep playing when winning

Why is Phil Ivey so good?
a) hyper aggressive
b) incredible focus and concentration
c) uncanny ability to detect and exploit opponents's weaknesses and betting patterns
d) zero tilt factor
e) intimidating and fearsome reputation
f) unlimited bankroll





Andy Beal High Stakes Heads-Up Limit Hold' Em strategy
Step 1. Play nearly every hands
Raise (most of the time) every pot he enters
Step 2. Check-call all the way down to the river with any A-high hand
8-bets the turn with two pair
Step 3. Obsession with preventing tells

Why is Andy Beal so good?
a) Obsession
b) Specialization
c) Mathematical approach
d) High stakes
e) Ultra-aggressive
f) Impossible to read




Andy Beal in Rounders 2



Billionaire banker Andy Beal in Rounders 2?


Speaking of Matt Damon.  He was excellent in Team America!  Seriously, if they were to make a rounders 2, I think the climactic scene would be Matt building up enough bankroll to sit in the big game with the likes of Doyle, Greenstein, Negreanu, Ivey, etc.  If he were to have a heads up battle for the finale, it would have to be against someone who can look the bad guy.  I mean Negreanu would be intimidating, but he's too likable.  Maybe, Ivey since he's quiet and stone cold.  Ohhh even better (just got so many ideas flying here). 

How about Andy Beal or an Andy beal type to play heads up.   They would have to change some facts though but I can hear Mike McDermont in the background saying something like this.  "Sure, I'm a winning Poker player.  I've won some big tournies and done well at the cash games, but there's one game and one man that I haven't beaten.  His name is Andy Beal, a billionare banker from Texas.  He came to vegas ten years ago to try to beat the pros.  His idea was to set the limits so high that he could intimidate the pros and win.  Unfortunately for Andy the pros or the corporation were not intimidated and took millions from him.  Andy, though stating several times he was done with poker, was relentless.  He read books, studied the game, set up a staff to run numbers, calculate odds, and help his play.  Andy is very analytical and dedicated. He built his fortune from nothing.  He was determined to be the best and after years of refining his skills at High Limit Texas Hold em' he became just that.  He came to Vegas a couple of years ago and cleaned the pros out. It's rumored that he took 50 million from the corporation. Some say a hundred million.  A few pros were completely broke after this.  People say Beal completely dominated anyone they sat in front of him.  His style was untouchable and his skill was overwhelming.  Andy will only play $150k/$300k Limit Holdem.  Needless to say, no pro will play him.  Well, no pro until now.  I'm lucky enough to have backers that believe in me.  I'm about to play in the richest poker game that's ever been played.  Where millions of dollars swing back and forth from one hand to the next.  Six days, sixty hours.  By Friday, I will have lost everything, completely broke or...  I will be the richest pro to ever play the game.  This man is said to be unbeatable, even by the best to ever play the game.  Am I committing financial suicide, or am I what I truly feel I am... the best" or something like that...heh


Very interesting story posted 26 February 2006 by Fanatikk on the fullcontactpoker forum.  With a scenario like that, Rounders 2 would be even better than the original Rounders.
http://www.fullcontactpoker.com/poker-forum/index.php?showtopic=51657


Originally published in: http://www.heads-up-fixed-limit-texas-hold-em-poker.com/2013/10/andy-beal-in-rounders-2.html

Phil Ivey vs The Brain




In NVGtard fantasy land (12-01-2010) :

"The Brain" heads up poker machine proves to be remarkably resilient, beating the best minds in poker over a large sample. When the limits are raised to 200/400 Hoss tbf flys to vegas and enters the Bellagio and plays it days on end only to break even until he tires and begins to lose. And so the machine sits outside the poker room unplayed and unscathed save a few suckers from time to time. The stakes are raised to any that the tourist wishes to play, from .50/1 to 500000/1000000. A billionaire is reported to have lost 4 million on may 23, 2011 during a break from highstakes craps. One day at the poker table Ivey is asked if he would play heads up nl omaha by a young upcoming susperstar from norway and Ivey responds that he would play anybody. The kid says I bet you wouldn't play the brain smugly. "Who's that?" asks Ivey. The kid points to the machine. Ivey says sure and spends the next 45 minutes inserting a giant wad of hundreds and over the course of the next 28 hours he beats it for 300 million dollars infront of the ever growing massive crowd of spectators. Finally after being down 324 million dollars and 28 hours of poker, The Brain ask Phil Ivey if he would let him play on credit. A fat executive hobbles out of the crowd red faced and screams hell no! and pulls the plug.


That's exactly what could happen if Phil Ivey was met to play Texas Hold' Em Heads Up Poker machine "The Brain".  This funny story was written by spaceman Bryce on the twoplustwo poker forum.
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/heads-up-poker-machines-raise-limits-929205/index2.html



It's nice to see that Phil Ivey's dominance made him a mythological figure just like Chuck Norris. 

Now you can say that Phil Ivey is the Chuck Norris of Poker.


Originally published in: http://www.heads-up-fixed-limit-texas-hold-em-poker.com/2013/10/phil-ivey-vs-brain.html 

Andy Beal

Andy Beal
Billionaire banker from Texas &
high stakes heads-up limit hold'em poker player
Net Worth: Increase US$8.5 billion (March 2013)
    • Born November 11, 1952 Lansing, Michigan, U.S
    • Lives in Dallas, Texas.
    • Father of six
    • Divorced two times (spouse1, Simona Beal)
    • A self-made billionaire
    • Banker
    • Founder and chairman of Beal Bank and the now-dissolved Beal Aerospace Technologies
    • Graduate, Sexton High School, Lansing MI but dropped out after becoming bored with the classes.
    • Attended Michigan State University and Baylor University
    • At age 19 he bought a house for $6,500 and rented it for $119 a month which led to his first gain as a businessman.
    • Played blackjack as a youth.
    • 1981- He started buying property that no one else wanted and made it profitable.
    • 1988 – Opened first bank in Dallas (later renamed Beal Financial)
    • 1993 – Discovery of conjecture (mathematical number theory). Has offered $100,000 for its proof or disproof.
    • 2000 – Bought over 1 billion commercial loans and collected on the debts.
    • After September 11, 2001 – Began buying airline bonds. He makes about $70 million a year from those bonds.
    • 2001 – Began visiting Bellagio to participate in high stakes poker games. Andy Beal was 48 years old in 2001
    • BETWEEN 2001 AND 2006 – Began playing The Corporation
    • His long series of ultra high-stakes heads-up battles were featured in the Michael Craig book The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King


    High Stakes Heads-Up Limit Hold' Em

    Greatest Feat:
    During visits to Las Vegas between 2001 and 2004, Beal participated in high-stakes poker games against professional players. The games included USD$100,000 to $200,000 limit Texas Hold 'Em poker. On May 13, 2004, at the Las Vegas Bellagio, Beal won one of the largest single hands in poker history, $11.7 million.  The games have been chronicled in the Michael Craig book, “The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time.”

    While the games outlined in Craig's book ended in 2004, Beal returned to Las Vegas from February 1–5, 2006 to again take on "The Corporation" in a $50,000/100,000 Limit Hold 'Em match at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino. Opponents included Todd Brunson, Jennifer Harman, Ted Forrest, and others.


    Phil Ivey vs Andy Beal

    On February 5, 2006, Beal was down $3.3 million (USD). He then returned to the Wynn Casino a week later, and won approximately $13.6 million from the Corporation during daily poker sessions from February 12–15. The games resumed February 21–23, with world champion poker player Phil Ivey representing the Corporation against Beal at limits of $30,000/60,000 and $50,000/100,000. During these three days, Beal lost $16.6 million to Ivey.


    Andy Beal High Stakes Heads-Up Limit Hold' Em strategy:

    Step 1. Play nearly every hands
                Raise (most of the time) every pot he enters
    Step 2. Check-call all the way down to the river with any A-high hand
                8-bets the turn with two pair
    Step 3. Obsession with preventing tells


    Why is Andy Beal so good?
    a) Obsession
    b) Specialization
    c) Mathematical approach
    d) High stakes
    e) Ultra-aggressive
    f) Impossible to read




    
    Carl Icahn once said of Beal, "I always thought of myself as a good player. But I'm not in his league."




    http://www.poker-soft.com/pages/Reviews/Craig.htm

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Sit and Go

    Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Sit and Go (HUSNG)

    HUNLHE + HUSNG = HUNLHESNG

    http://www.headsupsitandgo.com/
    http://www.headsupsitandgo.com/why-play-heads-up-sng/
    http://www.cardschat.com/heads-up-strategy.php

    We also like the high win rates that are possible and how quickly your bankroll can grow playing heads up sngs. With a bankroll of 20 buy-ins, and a win rate of 60%, your bankroll doubles every one hundred tournaments. This means that you move up a level every hundred tournaments as long as you are strong enough to win 60% of your matches, and a strong player can move up very quickly. Starting with a $200 bankroll and doubling it every hundred tournaments, you will have enough money in your bankroll to play heads up sit and gos for a living at the $150 buy-in level after just 400 tournaments. A good player at this level makes well over $50 per hour!



    You should not just be limping a lot more, because by raising with most of your hands, you will be putting extra pressure on your opponent and increasing the chances that you will win the blinds and antes. In a typical hu sng tournament, you should be:
    • Open raising or limping nearly all of your buttons;
    • Raising any face card;
    • Raising with any pair;
    • Calling with nearly everything else;
    • Re-raising with premium hands and medium pairs.



    HUSNG grinder
    http://www.nsdpoker.com/2011/03/hu_pro/
    http://www.flopturnriver.com/heads-up-sng-survival.php
    http://www.anskypoker.com/2009/12/an-interview-with-hokiegreg-a-hu-sng-guru/

    Best HUSNG players
    http://www.husng.com/content/husng-power-rankings



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Heads-Up_Poker_Championship
    http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-tournaments/nbc
    http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/14882-mike-matusow-wins-2013-nbc-national-heads-up-poker-championship
    http://www.pokernews.com/news/2013/01/analyzing-the-nbc-national-heads-up-poker-championship-list-14177.htm

    http://voices.yahoo.com/top-three-heads-sit-n-go-poker-books-12108602.html?cat=38

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