Hunter Bick: Crushing Small Stakes HU (Member Review): Part 9 -- Released 06/06/2012
When you near the end of a long HU match, you can safely expect that neither you nor your opponent will be on their A-game. However, its extremely important that your B-game be better than your opponent's B-game, and that's what we see here. Shane does not play at the same level he did throughout the match, and that's ok for 3 reasons.
First, no one plays perfectly at the end of a long match. Second, the opponent has been off his A-game for a few videos now, whereas Shane is just now starting to be fatigued. And third, as you'll see, Shane's B-game is much better than the opponent's B-game. Both player's make mistakes here, but Shane makes fewer and they are less severe than the opponents.
Its always very important to be aware of your play degrading as the match progresses. However, its even more important to know what's happening to your opponent's game, and how you are stacking up to him.
As long as your B-game is still the best game on the table, that's really what matters.