Definition of HU
HU is the shortcut to say Heads-up (one-to-one). In poker rooms, you will find several types of poker tables; full ring (FR, with 8, 9 or 10 players) shorthanded (SH, with 4-5 or 6 players) and Heads-up (HU, with 2 players). In games of cash games, any table that has only two seats is called a Heads-up table. This type of game is the most dynamic type of play. You will have to play more than half of your starting hands, which is not usual for shorthanded or full ring players. Heads-up can be the most profitable poker game if you excel at it.
There are also tournaments Heads-up. These tournaments are shootout. Once you have beaten one opponent, you are paired with another opponent, until there is only one player left, the winner of the tournament. We will also talk about Heads-up in the sit’n’gos and tournament. When there are only two players left in a tournament or a sit’n’go, then the tournament will be called Heads-up. This is an intense moment of the tournament because the first paid place in tournaments is often much bigger than the second paid place.