Barewire HuNL Cash Poker Video Series

Heads Up No Limit Hold Em Video Package

Kevin Krab42 on PokerStars and Full Tilt) Rabichow has built a complete heads up no limit cash game poker video package. This collection of videos totals over 3 hours and 45 minutes and is structured to help beginner and intermediate level players looking to jump into hu cash or improve their existing play. Players learn how to play hands without any reads on their opponents, how to make adjustments starting with little information and how to play hands in specific situations against the types of opponents you are most likely to face at the tables. Both preflop and postflop analysis is covered in depth, from basic fundamentals to more advanced and deeper strategy.

About the Author

Kevin is a heads up cash professional from Chicago. He relocated to Toronto post black friday to continue his poker career. He has a degree in economics and a minor in statistics from the University of Chicago. A full profile of Kevin's background inside and outside of poker, can be found here. Below are Kevin's recent heads up cash statistics.

Lifetime Heads Up NL Cash Statistics

lifetime heads up no limit cash game stats

Post Black Friday Heads Up NL Cash Statistics

last 16 months of heads up results


Below, Kevin provides a description of each part of the series including samples of several videos.

Video 1
This is an introduction of what to expect from the series. I discuss the way the lobby structure impacts HUNL games and the long term advantages to those who battle regs. I also introduce the three common player profiles that I recommend using to plan adjustments to our opponents.
Video 2
In this video I present my readless approach to preflop play. Then I review some of the ways you may go about assigning a player profile to your opponent. After fitting that profile, I discuss how to make preflop adjustments both IP and OOP. 
Video 3
This video moves into an advanced discussion of preflop play. I describe how to build the highest EV 3betting range possible against various opponents. I then begin transitioning into the postflop portion of the series by advocating getting our range to late streets as often as possible.
Video 4
I hold a very in depth discussion about the purposes of cbetting (and betting in general) throughout this video. I explain why the traditional breakdown of bets as value/bluff is necessary but at times insufficient.
Video 5

Following up a discussion of why to bet, I use this video to break down a variety of spots where we should want to check. An analysis of different board textures helps us break down when to bluff multiple streets, when to trap and a few other adjustments. Lastly I look at some popular misconceptions about good or bad bluff cards.
Video 6
In the final presentation video I break down the concept of randomization by equity. Helped by a few hand examples I approach playing 3bet pots in detail and close the video with some general advice.
Video 7 (Live Video 1)

The first of three parts in a 2-tabling match against a 100nl reg on Stars. I discuss the merits of floating when we don't expect to get barrelled often, as well as floating our strong draws instead of raising to get it in. We analyse bet sizing in detail when our opponent shows that he uses a number of sizes in different spots. Near the end of the video we begin to notice that villain isn't folding to cbets and begin discussing our adjustments.

Video 8 (Live Video 2)
In the 2nd part of our match we run into a lot of spots where it becomes relevant that villain isn't folding to our cbets. Finding a good spot to overbet leads to a breakdown of what circumstances I'm looking for to make an overbet bluff or value bet. When I find a second good spot to overbet I also discuss my feelings on levelling wars. Near the end of this part villain opens up a donkbetting game and I explain my plans to exploit it.
Video 9 (Live Video 3)
In this final video our opponents aggression seems to have tapered off and I point out some spots where I failed to properly adjust. I begin to notice some timing tells and take advantage of the information they give off. Near the end of the match we have to fold a fairly strong hand to an underbet and I note how we can catch our opponent if he's bluffing this spot.

Cost: $99


Payment Methods: Paypal (Credit or Debit card without a Paypal account), Moneybookers

Release Date: October 6th, 2012

Release Price: $99

Length: Approximately 3 hours and 48 minutes

Total File Size: 222mb

File Type: WIndows Media Audio/Video File (.WMV)


Once purchased, users may download the files by click on THIS LINK.


phildawber1's picture

Video Series

so, firstly i want to say thanks to Kevin for putting this regular pack together i found it insanely beneficial. i watched it a few times over to soak in as much as i could and ill be watching it again after this post to make more notes.

I believe that I'm one of those people that when they receive coaching either this way or 1-1 improve an incredible amount in short periods of time.

I felt confident enough to start grinding some HU sng's as my BR isn't big enough YET for HU cash. In short i accidently sat a HU 15turbo reg and beat him 3x on the bounce leading him to come away from the tables & also beat the next one right after him, i put them in some seriously tough spots post flop and exploited them pretty well.

I'm certain i have numerous leaks to work on and I'm not daft enough to think I'm now a 15hu crusher however its really given me the confidence to keep going & improving as I'm adamant that one day ill be playing full time and hopefully playing at the top level like im hoping for.

you've got me excited for what the future might hold, thanks mate take care



Barewire's picture

Thanks for the kind words

Thanks for the kind words Phil. I hope husng continues to be kind to you and you work your way up. Good luck!


Check out my blog (Updated 4/10) and my coaching page!

BlueRider's picture

Transitioning from HUSNG to HU cash


I am currently HUSNG player.  I play regular speed as much as traffic allows. In a future I would like to play some live cash games.

My question: Have you ever played live cash cash games? Do you think experience from HU cash is very helpful in a live 9 max game? Do you think its worth investing money in learning HU cash, considering I play deep stack HUSNG's at the moment?


RyPac13's picture

Like HUSNG compared to 6-9

Like HUSNG compared to 6-9 man SNG, hu cash can be helpful in particular with postflop for 6-9 handed cash play. The lease relevant part will be preflop strategy (and most relevant postflop play).

ColorDeFlop's picture

Thanks! How can I get in

Thanks! How can I get in touch with Ryan?

RyPac13's picture

The slides will be added to

The slides will be added to the download page in the next 24 hours. I'll update here once they are added.

ColorDeFlop's picture

Power Point

Hi, can you share the power point that you use in the videos? Thanks


Barewire's picture

Sure, I don't see why not.

Sure, I don't see why not. Here's a link to view the Google Doc I used for the entire beginner/intermediate pack:

I'll give access to view using this link so long as you've bought the pack - get in touch with Ryan and once verified I'll add you to the collaborators

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pm6guy's picture

3-betting OOP and knowing when to barrel

Hey Krab, I appreciate the release.  it has helped me immensely to focus in on my heads up game and patch some basic leaks I had as well.

 I know in the pack, you recommend balancing your range by polarizing your 3-betting tendencies in the big blind.  I find I really have trouble spewing off when I 3-bet out of position and give villain value off his made hands since calling doesn't give me much information.  I tend to have difficulty knowing when to barrel and when Ace high is good (such as a value hand like AQ or AJ) and when to give up especially with the bottom of my range (54 diamonds).  I find that after 3-betting, I don't really have a sufficient plan to make profits.  Anyway, any enlightenment on the subject would be greatly appreciate.  Take care man!

-Brandon K

Barewire's picture

Hey Brandon,  I'm glad you

Hey Brandon, 

I'm glad you like the series! As for your question - it sounds like you're going to need to do some work with your opponent's range on different board textures. If you take a few general examples (say low card boards, broadway boards, well connected boards, and dry/paired boards) you can write out your opponent's preflop calling range when facing a 3bet and try to figure out on which boards he tends to be weak or strong. It's certainly quite common now for people to trap IP in 3b pots, so you won't get much information from their flop calls besides the fact that they didn't fold. It's a bit tougher to play against (which is why we should trap in these spots as well!) but certainly with some studying you will find what boards, turn cards, river cards are favorable for the guy who 3bet and cbet rather than the guy who called a 3bet.

It's possible that you're betting too much pure air on certain flops, or not barreling enough air on good turns and rivers to do so. You may want to check some air on flops that, if checked back, you can bluff on later streets instead. You may also want to look to check your ace high hands on boards where you won't be attacked relentlessly (because you'd credibly want to check some strong hands as well). It's also possible there are certain boards you don't bluff enough because you flop air too often with a polar preflop range. Sorry for the vague descriptions but you're hinting at a very big topic that takes a lot of work and a lot of hands played to sort through every situation you might run into. Hopefully this gives you a place to start!


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Boksi11's picture

husng or cash


I am a winner player in husngs on 100,200 euro level (normal, turbo, hyper), and I just would like to ask if you would suggest to play sngs and cash games simultaneously. I mean one day sng the other day cash or something. Isnt it confusing?  Or just simply better to focus on one game type? Do you think cash games are bigger money?

Many thanks in  advance!


Barewire's picture

Hey Tomi, thanks for the

Hey Tomi, thanks for the question. This is really going to depend on your own comfort level with each game. Someone with a lot of experience playing both husngs and cash games (take ike, isildur, jungle for example at high stakes) will be able to move between formats easily because the fundamentals are the same. The tricky thing for me when I tried to mix both formats was keeping a handle on my population reads. Tendencies are very different between the two disciplines and it can be tough to remember that your exploitative strategy might differ based on the format even though 

My advice would be to stick to just one game type if you're still in the learning stages, and once you're comfortable, dive into the other game. Eventually you'll be good at both disciplines and you can get more volume in by playing both at once :)

Check out my blog (Updated 4/10) and my coaching page!

LA_Team's picture

Nice video pack

Nice video pack, I really liked it and I will probably purchase the advanced class.

Only complaint: the audio quality of the last two videos makes 'em not always easy to understand for a non-native english speaker like me, but maybe it's just my problem...btw you use A LOT of "like"! :)

vzhong's picture

I really like how the series

I really like how the series are structured and Barewire present the theory behind the practice very well.

It's very instructional and  helpful for someone from HUSNG background like me.



nizdraw's picture

I only play husngs   however

I only play husngs


however am pretty in-experienced at NLHE (long time limit player) and have only played 6maxnlhe micros in the past

so my question is do you think i will find value in this pack even though I'm just playing hyperturbos HU? I'm especially interested in improving my post flop game.


Look forward to anyones opinon on the above

Barewire's picture

I wrote this on youtube as

I wrote this on youtube as well, but just in case you didn't see it:


The only information not covered in my pack that would help your hyperturbo game is preflop shoving math. Everything relevant to postflop decision making and building your ranges is discussed in detail. I will warn you that there won't be any examples in the videos that specifically address sub 25bb play. That said, the theory discussed throughout the series is meant to improve your thought process and exploitative approach, which will improve your game in all HUNL formats.

Check out my blog (Updated 4/10) and my coaching page!

Dapro's picture


Hello. Do i need any subscription to buy this package? Or just adding to cart, paying it and simply download without subscription?

thanks for the help

RyPac13's picture

This is a sold separately

This is a sold separately pack, so you just buy it and you download the videos.

tomo66's picture

how do you get so much volume

how do you get so much volume in these days? do u manage to find regs who will play?

Barewire's picture

Yeah, I'm currently playing

Yeah, I'm currently playing on 4 networks and at one point was playing 5-6, and I'm always looking for regs to play. I'm sure at least 2/3 of my volume in the last several months is against regs, there's just no way to put in more than like 15k hands in a month against fish at mid stakes and higher even playing all the major networks. On the networks with multiple skins it helps to change screen names occasionally if they allow it, and the networks that are KoTH are much easier to find matches on.

Check out my blog (Updated 4/10) and my coaching page!

skizzy00's picture

Hey Barewire:   With so many

Hey Barewire:


With so many cash training sites out there with tons and tons of HU videos, can you expand a bit on why this series is different (other than being by you!) from what's out there?


Barewire's picture

That's a somewhat tough

That's a somewhat tough question because I haven't watched any of the mainstream training sites in a few years, but I'll give it a shot. Basically I stopped watching the content on other sites because HUNL videos were rare and usually from old school coaches who don't play the games today. No doubt guys like Phil Galfond were making high quality content if they put out a 5/10 NL series because he's incredibly smart, but for the most part he'll be introducing interesting theory and fail to deliver accurate reads from today's games. So I realized that if I wanted to improve beyond the theory I had to discuss with the regs of today, none of whom were working for any training sites I'm familiar with. So I like to think that I bring a current perspective in this series because I'm still playing and winning in today's HUNL games.

The other big thing that I did in this series that I don't see enough on other sites is the presentation section. Watching regs hand pick some cool live sessions at mid and high stakes is fun for entertainment value, but it's not as instructional as this series will be because it doesn't explicily lay out the theory behind the practice. I wanted this series to be more like aejones' audio book (which was originally sold for $5,000!) in that it's covering all the basics of proper cash game play and it's presented in a way that you can work alongside it. I think that if you're just getting started in HUNL, or even if you're a fairly proficient heads up player who needs a refresher course, watching 1-2 of my videos per week (in order) while working on your game is going to yield a big improvement. The other training sites to my knowledge don't have a "course" that is this comprehensive.

Check out my blog (Updated 4/10) and my coaching page!

lovelydonk's picture

for my part, I purchased ur

for my part, I purchased ur pack, and I really like it. A good refhreshment for late streets play