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Head Games: Heads-Up Cash Game Advice from the Best in the World

With Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, Jason Les, and Doug Polk

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Nov 11, 2015

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Craig Tapscott: When you first started to dip your toes into the heads-up poker arena what were the most important lessons you learned? Daniel Cates: I learned quite a few lessons actually. One big one that comes to mind was that not everyone views poker as I do. That was a huge realization for me. I discovered early on that it was important to figure out what my opponents were doing and adjust appropriately. The problem is that many players often think their opponents will do as they do, and then they plan in advance for it. Instead, players should be more focused on what their opponent actually does during a session. Another important point I have to make in regard to this topic is that sometimes balancing an opponent’s range ends up not being the best option, as it all depends on who you are playing. If you focus ...


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