Role Of HUSNG In Poker: Its Advantages And Playing Strategies

Role Of HUSNG In Poker: Its Advantages And Playing Strategies

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Poker is a popular sport all over the world. There are various tournaments in which players participate. These tournaments can range from professional poker tours to even the World Series of Poker, depending upon their level of popularity. These also involve SNG (Sit N Go) tournaments. These tournaments are the ones which allow a fixed number of players to participate and the tournaments start as those many players get registered. The most popular kind of SNG tournaments is HUSNG. So, let’s take you through what this game is about in detail.

What is HUSNG in poker?

HUSNG in poker is the abbreviation for “Heads Up Sit N Go”. This is a sit and go tournament which allows a maximum of two players and starts whenever two players are registered. It is a one-on-one game and is one of the most popular tournaments. In a SNG (sit n go) tournament, HUSNG is an important phase, when there are just two players left in the tournament.

These tournaments are rarely offered in the casinos since they become expensive by paying a different dealer for each table. They are also held in special events such as the World Series Of Poker and the National Head-Up Poker Championship. The payment structure is also very simple in these games. Both the players give some amount of rake to the casino and, in the end, the winner takes away all of the prize pool. Something similar happens during online games as well.

HUSNG in poker

Advantages of playing HUSNG

Other than its unique format and simple payment structure, there are many reasons why HUSNG is better than other SNG tournaments.

The first one is that these tournaments get finished much faster than any other in this format because they consist of only two players. It becomes truer for players who play turbo or super turbo Heads Up, which are twice as fast as the normal tournaments.

Another advantage is that you get a chance to play more hands in a short span of time. In normal sit n go tournaments, players get to play around 50 to 60 hands per hour. In HUSNG, players can easily play hundreds of hands per hour.  So, if you want to play as many hands as possible, heads up is the clear way to go.

One more reason is the mental sanity that you can provide yourself while playing these tournaments. In normal SNG tournaments, there are around 9 to 10 players and the game can continue over 90 minutes while multi table tournaments can even last upto 12 hours. This leaves no space to provide rest to your mind which a HUSNG can.


Some strategies to play HUSNG tournament

Since poker is a game of skill, you must try to acquire some skills before jumping into any kind of tournament. The best skills in poker revolve around knowing the correct action in any situation, even in the ones which do not come often.

❏ One Life to Play: The most important thing which a player must remember is that he/she has only one tournament life. Once you lose the pot, there is no way left to rebuy or re-enter the pot in any way. Therefore, you have to be very careful about your pot.

❏ Speeds of tournament: There are three different speeds of the HUSNG tournament: regular, turbo and super turbo. In a regular tournament, the blinds increase the slowest (around 10-12 minutes). In turbo, blinds inverse in every 6-8 minutes and in super turbo, blinds increase every 2-3 minutes.

A player must be aware of these speeds while choosing one of them so that he/she can play as slow or as fast as they want.

Raise size: One of the biggest mistakes that players make is not knowing the size of their raises. The raises must be made according to the size of their stacks. If the size of the stack is below ten blinds, you should try to make a mini-raise. If the size of the stack is above ten blinds, you should know to go for all-in mixed together.

If you are also eager to win a tournament as quickly as possible, Head’s Up Sit N Go tournaments are undoubtedly the best choice. The things are kept simple and quick by competing against just a single player. Moreover, playing these tournaments can be really fun because you get more hands than in normal tournaments.

If you want to play such tournaments online, download the GetMega App now and register yourself.

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Kanchan Sharma Author
Kanchan Sharma Author
Kanchan Sharma

Kanchan Sharma started her career as a learning designer at an MNC while pursuing poker as a hobby. However, she soon pivoted to becoming a professional MTT (Multi Table Tournaments) player. She is currently a leading player, who has taken the male dominated poker world by storm. During her stint as a poker player, she has bagged many titles including India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) for Rs. 17,98,906, Winter Celebration Series for Rs. 6,62,500 and has final tabled multiple tournaments. She continually seeks to improve her poker game and work on her mindset to win the WSOP title soon. Her journey from being a recreational player to a poker pro is inspiring for many people out there.

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