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Old 09-14-2009, 02:21 PM
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Hi guys
I'm a NL25 6-max player, and i was thinking about mixing it with some HU cash games. I'm a nit, and playing HU will improve my pos flop skills (i guess).

Do you think i'll increase my skills in the long run if i mix them both? Or is it just better to play one and focous? What's the one that reward more skill?

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Old 09-15-2009, 06:28 AM
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Play whatever you feel like playing...

I wouldn't play NL50 HU with less than $1500 bankroll tho. I'd suggest HUSNGs if you don't have enough BR to play NL50 HU. They are more focused on push/fold and straightforward game than cash, but postflop play is still more advanced than in 6max games.

I think that HU will certainly improve your 6max skills also... I went from NL20 6max (had taken some shots at NL50 6max) to play NL20 HU (and so on up to NL100 HU) and now I've played some 6max again after half a year of HU and I'm up about 16 buy-ins at NL100 6max over a smallish sample.

So, I went from NL20 grinder (small winrate at NL50 6max over like 10k hand sample) to someone who feels completely confident playing NL100 6max, without actually playing 6max...

But anyway, if your only goal is to improve your 6max skills, then playings shorthanded is of course better. But HU experience will certainly improve your postflop game in any poker form... and most importantly, HU is fun!
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:14 AM
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Thank you chinz, my BR is 1300$ right now


...btw what do you think reward more skill, HU or 6-max?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:36 AM
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...btw what do you think reward more skill, HU or 6-max?
Well... HU has more tough spots and hard postflop decisions than 6max, so in that way I think it's more of a skill game.

On the other hand, 6max postflop situations require just as much skills, you just get into later streets postflop very rarely in 6max, where huge amount of pots are won preflop or on the flop.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:55 PM
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Thank you chinz, my BR is 1300$ right now


...btw what do you think reward more skill, HU or 6-max?
This question is dependent on so many factors that you cannot answer it without knowing everything. But, typically, vs a fish your edge goes up.
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